Sandsoft opens a new studio in Barcelona aiming to work on brand new mobile titles

Sandsoft, a dynamic force in the mobile gaming industry, has announced the inauguration of a cutting-edge mobile game development studio in the vibrant city of Barcelona. Spearheading this exciting venture is Alexandre Besenval, welcomed aboard as the Vice President of Studio Barcelona.

With a team of world-renowned gaming experts, Sandsoft Barcelona is poised to emerge as the epicenter of the company’s European operations, embodying a strategic move towards solidifying its position as a global gaming juggernaut.

With the opening of the new studio, Barcelona will become the key European location for Sandsoft

In January 2022, Sandsoft inaugurated its Barcelona office, marking a significant milestone in its strategic expansion. The establishment of this office solidifies the company’s longstanding connections to Barcelona’s robust games industry ecosystem, bolstered by the presence of CEO David Fernandez and COO Pasqual Batalla, both distinguished figures with roots in Socialpoint, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive recently integrated into the Sandsoft family.

Under the adept leadership of Alexandre Besenval, appointed as the Vice President of Studio Barcelona, the city is positioned to become the pivotal European hub for the Riyadh-headquartered company. Leveraging its rich ties to the local gaming community and drawing talent from across the continent, Sandsoft Barcelona is poised to play a central role in the creation of new first-party titles. Over the next three years, the studio anticipates steady growth, intending to create 60 new roles within its ranks.

Bringing a wealth of experience to the helm, Alexandre Besenval, formerly Head of New Games and Studio Manager at Madbox, is a seasoned professional in the mobile games industry. His extensive background includes key roles such as VP of Product at Socialpoint and Studio Manager at Gameloft.

Working in tandem with Sandsoft’s Leadership Team, including industry veterans like Yahsir Qureshi (VP Studio Riyadh), a stalwart with a background at EA and Zynga, Besenval aims to align Sandsoft’s global development strategy. This strategy is sharply focused on the creation of innovative, socially engaging core games, fostering connections between players worldwide and ensuring enduring appeal over extended periods.

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