10th October 2016

·  Dundee-based company with 150 staff following year of significant growth and industry recognition

·  Over 50 million players reached worldwide

·  Nominated for three TIGA awards and the studio has been shortlisted for Growth Champion of the Year 2016

·  Recent successes including Bubble Genius and Crafty Candy, with a new title lined up for release in November

Dundee, 10th October 2016 – Outplay Entertainment announce the milestone of reaching over 50 million players worldwide, making it one of the most successful studios to emerge from the UK in recent years. The Dundee, Scotland-based independent mobile gaming studio is now the largest in the UK and one of the largest in Europe with over 150 staff, after being formed in 2010 by brothers Richard and Douglas Hare. The founders launched the studio following their return to the UK following a successful period in the US where they co-founded industry renowned console developers The Collective and Foundation 9 Entertainment.

The studio is now emerging as a major player in the world of mobile gaming, having recently been shortlisted for three TIGA awards as well as Growth Champion of the Year for the 2016 Growth Investor Awards. Recent successes including Bubble Genius and Crafty Candy, with the team now gearing up for the release of a new, as yet unannounced title, in November.

Over the years, Scotland and especially Dundee, has been a powerhouse driving the UK games industry, with a number of global leaders emanating from this part of the world. The growth of the creative industries in Scotland has been exceptional in recent years, with triple digit growth reported across the industry, we now see Outplay Entertainment take the mantle of largest independent mobile games developer in the UK.

Dundee was the logical choice for the founding brothers, due to the wealth of local talent and the University of Abertay, the city is a worldwide hub of video game expertise.

Douglas Hare, Founder and CEO of Outplay Entertainment, says: “When Richard and I founded Outplay Entertainment in 2010, we set out to create the best possible games, build an amazing team and a world-class company. Our investment in our people and culture has been fundamental to the success of the company and enabled us to nurture local talent and create jobs here in Scotland. We’re extremely proud to grow from strength to strength and become the largest independent mobile gaming studio in the UK. We’ll continue to drive growth with the same passion and focus on quality content, through the creation of original IP, that we always have”.

In the coming months Outplay Entertainment will release two new titles to add to the growing portfolio of smash hit games for mobile. For more information about Outplay Entertainment please visit https://outplay.com/.