Quirkat case study

Quirkat expanded from the United Arab Emirates to east London’s tech and creative cluster in 2013.

Client profile

Company:
Quirkat
Sector:
Creative Industries
Country:
UAE
Website:
www.quirkat.com/

Founded in the United Arab Emirates in 2004, Quirkat is a multi-platform video games developer. The company specialises in console development and is licensed to develop for all PlayStation and Nintendo platforms.

Success in London

Quirkat expanded to east London’s tech and creative cluster in 2013. The company’s London move helped it evolve from a regional to a global player. The expansion coincided with the release of its PlayStation 3 title, Pro Foosball, developed in seven languages.

In London you have access to everything you need. There’s a lot of creative talent. It’s easy to access artwork and creative design. And you have the opportunity to talk to publishers and meet influencers within the industry such as lobbyists and MPs.

Mahmoud Khasawneh, Quirkat founder and CEO

Milestones

  • October 2012: Quirkat’s Word Blocked game is included in Sony’s worldwide launch of its PSM platform.
  • October 2013: the company’s Pro Foosball is a TIGA Games Industry Awards finalist for Best Arcade Game – small studio.
  • April 2014: Quirkat explores book and game cross-over ideas at the London Book Fair.

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