Game developer Black Shamrock to add 80 jobs to Dublin
game developer Black Shamrock – A virtuoso studio plans to create 80 jobs in Dublin after announcing the expansion of its operations at the Guinness Enterprise Centre.
The co-development studio will increase its total headcount to 200 by the end of 2023 with the new hires.
The company specializes in co-developing RPGs and action-adventure games for PC and game consoles, and has developed some of the world’s most popular AAA titles since its founding in 2015 and being acquired by Virtuos, the largest independent game developer in the world. , two years later
The workshop has The Outer Worlds, Based, Back 4 Blood, Destroy all humans!, Starlink: Battle for the Atlasand pillars of eternity. Currently, the Black Shamrock team has several AAA games, usually big budget games made by major studios, in active development.
Since acquiring Virtuos, Black Shamrock has also expanded its co-development capabilities, collaborating with the world’s biggest game studios, and is rapidly growing to support some of the most ambitious projects in the industry.
Gilles LangourieuxCEO of Virtuos, said: “Irish’s pool of young, diverse and highly skilled talent has enabled it to become a key global player in video game development.
“In 2017, we saw the opportunity to expand into Dublin in partnership with Black Shamrock, which proved to be a good fit with Virtuos’ corporate culture of innovation and creativity.
“Through Black Shamrock, we hope to continuously enable the long-term development of local talent and the expansion of the gaming industry in Ireland.”
Virtuos is headquartered in Singapore and has studios in Asia, Europe and North America with over 3,500 full-time staff specializing in game development and art production for AAA consoles, PCs and titles mobiles.
The company has provided content for more than 2,000 games and art projects, and counts 18 of the world’s top 20 digital entertainment companies among its customers.
Black Shamrock is actively seeking talent in the areas of art, design, engineering and production, with additional business support positions opening up in the coming months. Interested applicants can learn more about current Black Shamrock opportunities here.
“We are rapidly expanding all production areas of Black Shamrock to meet the growing needs of our customer partners,” said Lucas CodrCEO of Black Shamrock.
“The game projects we are currently developing are some of the most exciting in the world, so now is the perfect time to join us if you want to work on the most impressive AAA games and do some of the best work of your career.”
Commenting on the announcement, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar said the news was “particularly welcome at a time when other tech companies are announcing job cuts.
“It also shows that the recently introduced tax changes for the digital gaming industry are working. I wish the team the best of luck in this exciting new chapter.”
Eileen SharpHead of Growth Markets at IDA Ireland, said“Ireland’s combination of creative and technical talent makes it the perfect place to grow and develop the video game industry.
“IDA Ireland welcomes this investment and the opportunity to create high quality jobs for talented people in this exciting area of growth.”
Photo: (lr) Eileen Sharpe and Lukas Codr.