Kixeye has announced that it is is opening an office in Victoria, British Columbia. Kixeye Canada will be headed up by former Zynga developer Clayton Stark as the general manager.
“Our search for top talent is not limited by international boundaries,” said Kixeye chief executive Will Harbin. “Victoria is a hotbed of technical talent, and Clayton and his team have aggressive goals to expand Kixeye Canada.”
Stark once served as chief operating officer at Mercurial Communications, which helped to develop the 8.0 browser for Netscape, and was the chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at Flock. When Flock, a “social browser” creator, was acquired by Zynga in 2010, and Stark worked at Zynga as director of development until this year.
The new Canadian game studio is the third office for Kixeye, in addition to its expansion in Brisbane, Australia. “Victoria is exploding with engineering talent and is one of the largest tech hubs outside of Silicon Valley, especially for game companies,” said Stark. “It’s also consistently ranked among the most beautiful cities in the world, and we’re setting up Kixeye Canada right along the inner harbor at Bastion Square. For developers, it doesn’t get any better than working on projects they’re super passionate about, and having an incredible amount of fun while doing it.”