FunRock, a Swedish-based mobile strategy games development company, has chosen Egypt as the location for its first office in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), further positioning itself as a burgeoning industry leader in high-quality, strategic mobile game development.
“By choosing Egypt as the location for our first international office, we’re seeking to establish a bridge between the talented engineers and developers in Europe and those in Egypt,” said Magdy Shehata, co-founder and chief marketing officer, FunRock. “FunRock has assembled a team of the best engineers and developers with unique skill sets and experience in a wide variety of fields. We are keen to constantly develop the game details through our cooperation with professionals in Egypt and the MENA region.”
Egypt was selected as the location of FunRock’s first international office, which opened this month, given the country’s attractive investment environment, wealth of skilled labor, particularly in the engineering profession, the significant number of young, tech-savvy gamers and the overall popularity of mobile games in the country. Eschewing the typical Cairo route, FunRock has opened its office in Alexandria: “There is a trend among international companies to open their branches in Cairo, but we believe Alexandria has competencies on par with the capital. We wanted to bring this opportunity to Alexandria and its youth. We are confident they’ll make the most of it,” explained Shehata.
FunRock currently employs 10 team members at its Alexandria office, and the company is aiming for a total of 50 engineers, business developers and customer support staff by the end of 2018.
FunRock is a mobile gaming company with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden creating next generation entertainment for mobile phones and tablets for the Middle East and North African market. FunRock delivers mobile strategy gaming experiences focused on engaging game play, stunning visual content and next-generation technology that will keep gamers coming back for years.