Multiplatform games publisher Kwalee has expanded its Bangalore office space to accommodate a fast-growing team in the ‘Silicon Valley of India’.
Kwalee first expanded into India back in May 2020, although COVID-19 restrictions meant that all recruitment and working had to be done remotely for several months. Since then, a fantastic office has been secured in one of the city’s vibrant technology parks and the team in Bangalore has soared to well over 60 members.
With enough current vacancies in Bangalore to see that headcount double, and a projected investment of $30 million in the India studio over the next five years, Kwalee has cleared the way for further growth by revealing a significantly expanded office space in an official opening ceremony.
This office expansion in Bangalore follows the acquisition of expanded premises at the Leamington Spa headquarters too, with both offices effectively doubling in size in a commitment to future team growth.
With CEO David Darling, co-founder and former CEO of Codemasters, and a host of other senior UK-based team members able to safely visit the Bangalore studio for the first time, it was the perfect moment for a ribbon-cutting to mark how much progress has already been made.
As well as this, it was also the first opportunity for Bangalore and Leamington Spa-based colleagues to meet one another in person for the first time ever, despite having collaborated extensively on successful projects like the recent Traffic Cop 3D (6 million+ downloads in three weeks and a #1 app in the USA). A hybrid working model is now in place at Kwalee across all office locations, combining the best of in-studio collaboration and remote working.
“We’re delighted to be expanding our office space in India as part of our continuing commitment to global growth,” said Kwalee CEO David Darling. “It’s been great fun meeting the team in Bangalore for the first time in person and getting to know them even better. The team here has been pivotal in our successes since we set up the studio and it’s amazing to see the Bangalore team growing in size and influence.”
Kwalee’s team now includes more than 180 people across offices in Leamington Spa, Bangalore and Beijing. Combining these locations and permanent remote workers all around the world, Kwalee has employees across 14 countries