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The opening of this studio is pretty key. It means we’re diversifying, we’re switching it up. We’re extending our team’s incredible talent to new fields, new styles, so that all of you out there can have even more fun with our products. But we can’t do this alone. As we work to expand into the London office, we’ll be looking for all sorts of new talent to help us out in this journey. London is one of the most important places in the world for gaming right now, and we want to bring people into our team that will not only help us to find a place among the giants, but will benefit from the partnerships and experiences they will have. We’re hoping (fingers crossed) that we’ll have forty or fifty employees within a year.
Alex Willink, our head of strategic partnerships, said that, “London is a critical strategic move for Gram. We’re proud to have developed and maintained a cohesive culture that we can iterate in any office around the world, and are excited about integrating more local and international talent into the Gram Games team. We’re looking to complement the existing group of incredible people at Gram Games with individuals that share our passion for games and to create new games that blur the boundaries between genres and segments.”
“We want to become an iconic game studio of the mobile era and beyond. We will continue to develop casual titles, but some of our existing team and new hires will be focusing on mid core titles to diversify our portfolio. What do we mean by midcore? Games that have a longer development time and focus on iAP as main monetisation method. We have great ambitions, and we want to see them realised. We’re looking to leverage our success in casual puzzle games sector and apply everything we’ve learned to this new venture, while recruiting stand out talent to help build the future of Gram Games.”
You all might know this already, but right now Gram is one of the most successful mobile game developers in the world (not to brag). We have games that have been downloaded over 75 million times. Our last three games have each gotten millions and millions of players, each clearing the million player mark in less time than the one before. Six! (some of you might know it as that hellishly addictive game we released a couple of weeks ago) got to the top spot in the app store within a week, and by week three, had over three million players. So, you could say we’re doing well for ourselves. But to us, that means we have to go even further.
Here at Gram, as you might have picked up from our previous posts, we offer a (to put it simply) different perspective on how to successfully run a business. Emre, our head of people and culture, works every day to ensure that our company culture is unique, enjoyable. If you ask us, that’s one of the most important keys to our success. We encourage our team, some of the top talent in the world, to work independently, to do their own thing, and to produce great products. Basically, here at Gram, you do you. And we’ll work with that.
We have no hierarchies, no silly corporate structures. We have a culture of freedom, creativity, and equality – and, you could say, we’ve made it work. We have one rule: Be positive. The rest will follow.
And we mean that. We have no set office hours, no real bosses of managers, no limits on vacation, and we want everyone here to put their curiosity and creativity above everything else. You might have seen this here on the blog before, but every Friday we all gather and have prototyping sessions, where everyone (and we mean everyone) gets together to share game ideas. That is to say, we are all a part of what we make, and all have a passion to make what we put out in the world great.
And we’ve made it work. So as we look forward to London, we are beyond excited to bring this culture to a new city. To make it work, to build an even bigger team that will demonstrate that the way we’ve succeeded, and the way we’ve stayed creative and happy, really works.
See you in London, folks.