UK-based developer and publisher Double Eleven has announced the opening of the Kuala Lumpur studio, and has appointed Ian Ng as Studio Head.
Ng is a Malaysian with over 20 years of experience, with his last position in Thailand as Tap4Fun as a producer. He has also worked at Ubisoft, LucasArts, and Codemasters. Before landing roles as production manager and associate producer in various Assassin’s Creed games- from Revelations to the latest one, Odessey- Ng worked as an artist. He was the Technical Art Lead for 2008’s Race Driver: Grid.
“With a brilliant track record in art, production and management, combined with the experience of working on one of gaming’s biggest franchises, we knew quickly that Ian had the skills and drive to lead Double Eleven Kuala Lumpur,” said Lee Hutchinson, founder, and CEO of Double Eleven. “We welcome Ian into our tribe and look forward to working with the team he builds in Malaysia, which will become an integral part of the Double Eleven family.”
“I look forward to building a studio that embodies the same culture and values as the Double Eleven studio in the United Kingdom,” said Ian Ng, Studio Head of Double Eleven Kuala Lumpur. “After a number of years working in Bangkok and Singapore, I’m excited to make a positive impact on the fast-growing games industry in my home country of Malaysia.”
Double Eleven, headquartered in Middlesborough, has around 100 staff already. With the new Kuala Lumpur studio based in Bangsar South, that count will surely increase. In our interview with COO Mark South, he cited the timezone and the initiatives backed by MDEC that convinced them to open shop here in Malaysia.
The interview also goes on the stance Double Eleven has on crunch, and talks in length about its work culture, that sounds more accomodating than other game development studios.
There are still vacancies at Double Eleven, including the new Kuala Lumpur office,which you can find here.