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Game Developer Gumi, A Sega And Line Partner, Enters North America With Four New Studios

The North America digital game market is worth $11.8 billion, but it’s proven tough to navigate for high-profile companies like Candy Crush maker King and Zynga.

But Japanese gaming company gumi is undeterred. It announced today that it will open four new game studios to make content specifically for the North American market. The gaming studio, which is headquartered in Tokyo, also says it will hire 100 new employees in North America to address the distribution demands of their publishing and developer partners.

gumi’s partners include companies like SegaLine, and Gree, and it recently raised $50 million in funding, which was led by Silicon Valley VC World Innovation Lab (WiL).

gumi’s U.S. headquarters will be in Austin, with other studios in Vancouver, Stockholm, and Kiev. It also plans to open an office in San Francisco to focus on business development and public relations.


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