Frontier opens new studio in Canada

Frontier opens new studio in Canada
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

August 7th 2012 at 12:45PM

Leading UK developer expands operations to Nova Scotia

Frontier is opening a new game development studio in Canada.

The new development branch will be located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is the first ever expansion for the Kinectimals and LostWinds developer.

“Halifax has been on our radar as an attractive geographic and commercial environment within which we could create games since we met Nova Scotia Business Inc a few years ago," said the new studio's COO David Walsh.

“The local universities produce talented graduates and the area is home to a growing cluster of indie developers, tech and media companies.

"This helped us to quickly establish the foundations of our studio in Halifax with a team that has a great mix of skills to complement our people in the UK, and expand our overall capacity.”

Frontier’s founder and CEO, David Braben, has long been a champion of the UK development scene and has feared the loss of talent to Canada in the past.

Speaking about Frontier’s new studio, he said: “We are excited about opening an office in Halifax, our first outside of the UK.

“The studio will be up and running during August, collaborating with our teams in the UK. We are looking forward to working together with our new colleagues, integrating quickly into the Halifax area and making a positive contribution to the Nova Scotia business community.”

Braben is also a founding member of the charitable enterprise Raspberry Pi, which produces a low cost, credit-card-sized computer intended to revolutionise programming education.