The Belfast-based gaming start-up, Rocket Flair Studios is set to create numerous new jobs. The business is best known for its immersive PC game, an ancient Egyptian city-building game named Dynasty of the Sands.
They will be creating a total of 14 new positions in areas such as lighting and animation, engineering, QA, full-stack and front-end development, and more. Invest NI has provided the business with £98,000 to support the creation of these positions, eight of which have already been filled.
The business announced its hiring plans after the closure of a multimillion-pound deal with a global games developer. In addition to expanding its team, the start-up will be investing £700,000 in its operation to fulfill its contract with the games developer.
The business was founded in 2017 and focuses on utilising immersive technologies like VR and AR to develop specialist city-builder games that can be played on the PC. It created Dynasty of the Sands which was a mythical ancient Egypt city-builder game.
Their managing director, James Bradley has said they are excited that their product offering had resulted in them securing a multimillion-pound contract with a significant international games developer. He also said this is a massive step forward for the company and that expanding the workforce will give it the specialist expertise and capacity it needs to deliver upon the terms of the contract.
A team member from Invest NI has said that Rocket Flair Studios has a brilliant understanding of the international gaming sector and has created a niche with its current game that achieved global recognition.