The latest games company to set up shop in Barcelona is mobile games publisher Tilting Point.
The company has announced it has opened a new studio in the city, which will focus on assisting any European developers the company signs. Tilting Point already has 14 developer partners from across the continent and the Spanish office will enable the firm to take on more.
The Barcelona branch will be led by general manager Mathias Royer, senior marketing director Ignasi Prat and art director Daniel Catalina. The trio currently heads up a team of 12, but there are plans to expand the headcount to 24 by the end of 2018, and to 48 by next summer.
Rather than development, the office will focus on supporting services, including live mobile games publisher, art creation for both game assets and advertising, and user acquisition.
The studio is already working with local developer Bee Square to boost the user acquisition for Almost A Hero, and is working on publishing, UA, and live operations for Languinis, a puzzle game by Malta-based developer Vrtron.
"Barcelona was an easy choice for us because the city features an incredibly rich talent pool of mobile game developers," said Tilting Point president Samir El Agili. "Barcelona is one of the few cities in the world where there are amazing game makers across all of the key functions required to make a successful game, from engineers to designers to artists to product managers.
"We look forward both to building our own studio from this community and to more closely serving mobile game developers throughout Europe."