Nottingham UK, 22nd August 2008.– In the last 6 months Nottingham-based online games developer Monumental Games has grown from 35 employees to over 60, as it ramps up development on its flagship MMO title Football Superstars and gets two as-yet-undisclosed projects underway.
Recent key hires include Game Director Ron Harris, whose career spans over 20 years in the games industry and includes senior management roles for Sony, EA and Codemasters; and Projec t Lead Ewan Lamont, previously Production Manager of the award winning pen and paper RPG Warhammer Fantasy Role Play 2nd Edition.
“Growth comes with its own challenges,” says Rik Alexander, CEO,“and ensuring we get the right people in the right places is a key component. We also have to make sure we retain our excellent staff and that’s about more than just offering a highly competitive package.”
Alongside his other duties, Ron Harris is keeping a close eye on recruitment:“The challenge of recruitment for us is all about maintaining the high quality of staff that we currently have. We’ve revised our benefits package across the board so that it not only helps to attract talented new candidates from around the globe, but also rewards those who have helped us to get to where we are now.
In the end though, I think people work here simply because it’s a great environment– and that’s the most attractive benefit any studio can offer.”
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About Monumental Games
Monumental Games (Nottingham, UK) is a game development studio specialising in the design, production, operation and management of large-scale consumer MMO games for the global marketplace.
Monumental develops the Monumental Technology Suite (MTS), a complete MMO game development middleware solution. MTS enables developers to focus on innovative content development and end-product quality, and contains everything investors, publishers, and developers, need to take MMO productsquickly, securely and cost effectively to market.