Scopely, a top mobile games company with award-winning titles such as Marvel Strike Force, Scrabble GO and Star Trek Fleet Command, announced today its continued commitment to game-making with over $50 million invested across three game studios: Omnidrone, Pixel Toys, and Tag Games. Based in Spain, England, and Scotland respectively, these game studio partners are working closely with Scopely on a number of in-development games across multiple genres.
Scopely is home to a dynamic studio ecosystem of world-class game makers, co-creating game experiences around the world. Scopely game teams include Scopely product leaders as well as internal Scopely Studios and/or external partner studios (such as Omnidrone, Pixel Toys, and Tag Games) that collaborate with a unique single team approach, where the traditional boundaries between developer and publisher are eliminated. As part of the Scopely ecosystem, both internal and partner studios can benefit from Scopely’s publishing infrastructure, operating system, and proprietary technology platform Playgami, which offers a range of products, enabling teams to create games players love and grow them as great businesses. Scopely Studios include Boundless Entertainment (formerly FoxNext Games), Genjoy, PierPlay, and DIGIT, among others, and partner studios currently span four continents with Omnidrone, Pixel Toys, and Tag Games as some of the newest members of the ecosystem.
Tim O’Brien, Chief Revenue Officer at Scopely, said:
Barcelona-based Omnidrone is collaborating with Scopely on a yet-to-be-announced midcore title, with over 100 Omnidrone employees working alongside a rapidly growing Scopely team in Barcelona — with over 350 Scopely employees in the city.
Omnidrone Chief Executive Gerard Fernandez leads the studio with his deep expertise in games and an entrepreneurial spirit shared by the combined team. Prior to Omnidrone, Gerard co-founded Microjocs, one of the first companies to create and distribute mobile games in Spain, which was purchased by Digital Chocolate and later purchased by Ubisoft.
Collaborating with Scopely on a different yet-to-be-announced midcore title, Pixel Toys is based in Leamington Spa, England and has developed multiple award-winning titles, including Gunfinger, Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade, Drop Dead, and Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realm War.
Pixel Toys was co-founded by Chief Executive Andy Wafer and Chief Operating Officer Alex Zoro. Together they have led the studio for nearly nine years, drawing upon their combined experience and decades-long careers spanning disciplines of game making, including game design and engineering, marketing, and distribution. Before joining Pixel Toys, Andy held senior leadership roles at Codemasters and FreeStyleGames, which Alex co-founded and served as a senior leader after beginning his career with Rare.
Dundee, Scotland-based studio Tag Games is co-creating a new title that will further expand Scopely’s MMO strategy slate. The Tag Games team has worked with leading publishers on more than 60 games since its founding in 2006.
Marc Williamson, Chief Executive of Tag Games, has been with the studio since 2010, first joining as Head of Production and Studio Manager. Before Tag, Marc grew his expertise as a gaming entrepreneur, establishing two of his own studios that delivered games for early touchscreen platforms and consoles like Sony’s PlayStation 2 and Nintendo’s Wii and DS systems.
Beyond its external partner studios, Scopely has a rapidly growing footprint in Europe, with more than 500 EMEA-based employees across Barcelona, Dublin, London, and Seville. The company also has presence across Asia in Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo, and in the U.S. in Los Angeles and Boulder.
Scopely continues to cement its position as a top games company, launching the biggest mobile word game ever with Scrabble® GO in March 2020 and seeing consistent growth, engagement and innovation with its live games, such as its “Dice franchise” (which includes Yahtzee With Buddies) surpassing $500M in lifetime revenue; Star Trek Fleet Command introducing the entire Star Trek film and television universe to fans – the only mobile game to do so; and MARVEL Strike Force breaking player engagement metrics with 70% of players playing seven days in a row. Scopely also closed a $340M Series E financing round in October 2020 aimed for new investments, and continues to develop new game experiences — such as those with Omnidrone, Pixel Toys, and Tag Games.