The Walt Disney Internet Group is growing its development resource in Europe via staffing boost for its Prague studio.
Set to become WDIG’s biggest European base for mobile phone game development, the studio has officially been renamed the Disney Mobile Games Studio today. It sits alongside a roster of mobile games studios owned by Disney based in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Prague and Beijing.
Disney first opened the studio in 2005 via the acquisition of Living Mobile, and plans to tap into the region’s talent base as it grows the team.
Jiri Rosenkranz, Managing Director of Disney Mobile Games Studio, explained: “Our team specialises in what we call ‘end-to-end development’ and works on the entire creative process – from conception to the finished game which typically runs on over 400 different handsets.
"For young programmers, this provides an exciting career development opportunity. In the Czech Republic, there is a wealth of indigenous programming expertise, which combined with our long-standing Czech animation tradition, provides the ideal foundations for developing high-quality mobile games.”