Sweden's Paradox is opening a studio in Barcelona

Sweden's Paradox is opening a studio in Barcelona

Swedish games firm Paradox Interactive is opening a brand new studio in Spain.

Dubbed Paradox Tinto, this will be headed up by studio manager Johan Andersson (pictured), who is best known for the creation of the Europa Universalis franchise.

Tinto is Paradox's seventh games studio. The firm is based in Stockholm, Sweden and boasts two other development offices in the country: Arctic in Umeå and another mobile-focused team in Malmö. Paradox has two US outfits in Berkley's Tectonic and Harebrained Schemes in Seattle, as well as The Netherlands' Triumph Studios.

“People love our games and we love the fact that we are growing to create more for them, we’re particularly pleased to expand for the first time with a new studio focusing on the core game genre we’re famous for: grand strategy,” Paradox COO Charlotta Nilsson said.

“The success of our studios over the last few years has allowed us to continually add more capabilities and new ideas, with more games going into active development and more ambitious plans every day. We currently have around 70 open positions across our seven studios, with plans to recruit roughly 200 people in 2020 alone.”

Andersson added: “I am excited and grateful for this opportunity to build up a new studio in a new location, putting the knowledge accumulated through the decades of building games and development studios into good use. “My goal is to assemble a team and create a fully functional studio to keep on developing the Europa Universalis brand, and later design and develop new grand strategy games.”

Paradox recently reported that 2019 was its best financial year to date

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