Chinese games company opens Edinburgh studio

Mobile games giant Skymoons has launched a studio in Edinburgh – the first Chinese games investment in Scotland – creating 21 skilled games development jobs.

Skymoons has been supported by Scottish Development International (SDI) to help select Edinburgh for its new studio. The studio will develop an MMO (multi player on line game) with Michael Boniface, formerly from Reloaded Productions, as director.

First established in Chengdu, a focal point for game development in China, Skymoons Digital Entertainment is now one of the most established publishers of mobile games in the country.

“The establishment of Skymoons’s new studio in Scotland is a game changer, and an exciting opportunity for those who make up the strong resource of locally based talent,” said Boniface.

Paul Lewis, SDI’s managing director, added: “Scotland is a leading location globally for innovation in the games sector and Symoons will now join the many international investors who benefit from our competitive business environment, strong skills base and effective support network, which help make Scotland the top performing location for inward investment after London.”