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Independent mobile games developer, Lockwood Publishing, has announced plans to open a new development office in Lisbon in March. It will be led by newly appointed Lisbon Studio Head, Ricardo Flores, and create 30 news jobs spanning games design, animation, software and coding.

The news comes at an exciting time for Lockwood Publishing, with the investment in Lisbon part of the company’s broader expansion strategy for 2020. 


The office will officially open in March and the team is already inviting applications from talent across multiple disciplines. With 2019 being another record year for tech investment in Portugal’s capital, alongside an increasingly vibrant and enviable quality of life attracting a wealth of talented people, Lisbon was the perfect place for Lockwood Publishing to establish a studio.


The team will work hand-in-hand with Lockwood’s award-winning creators in its Nottingham HQ, collaborating with the team behind the award-winning Avakin Life, that allows players to create avatars and experience a rich, 3D virtual world.


Flores is a seasoned games developer, marketer and producer with industry experience at Biodroid and more recently award winning indie studio Fun Punch. He has been in the industry since mobile java days, taught videogames production at the Polytechnics Institutes of Lisbon and Leiria and is an active member of the Portuguese game dev scene. 


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