Games developer and publisher Double Eleven are delighted to announce that they have appointed games development veteran Ian Ng as Studio Head of Double Eleven’s new Malaysian studio. The appointment coincides with the official opening of the company’s studio in Kuala Lumpur.
With a career spanning over 20 years in games development, Ian’s appointment brings a wealth of experience to Double Eleven’s new studio in Malaysia. Throughout a rich, varied career Ian has held positions at Tap4fun, Ubisoft Singapore and LucasArts and is credited on over 20 titles spanning from mobile games to AAA console games, including the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
“With a brilliant track record in art, production and management, combined with the experience of working on one of gaming’s biggest franchises, we knew quickly that Ian had the skills and drive to lead Double Eleven Kuala Lumpur”, said Lee Hutchinson, founder, and CEO of Double Eleven. “We welcome Ian into our tribe and look forward to working with the team he builds in Malaysia, which will become an integral part of the Double Eleven family”.
“I look forward to building a studio that embodies the same culture and values as the Double Eleven studio in the United Kingdom”, said Ian Ng, Studio Head of Double Eleven Kuala Lumpur. “After a number of years working in Bangkok and Singapore, I’m excited to make a positive impact on the fast-growing games industry in my home country of Malaysia”.
Double Eleven is one of the United Kingdom’s key providers of development and publishing services to the video games industry, delivering full-service visual and development solutions from initial concept to production, development, publishing and live operations. Headquartered in Middlesbrough in the North-East of England, Double Eleven has a team of approximately 100 staff, investing heavily in talent and infrastructure and avoiding the pitfalls of crunch to give staff a positive work-life balance.
Double Eleven’s new studio in Malaysia, gives it access to a pool of high caliber talent via its thriving ecosystem between governments, universities, and businesses. This new location in upmarket Bangsar South will transition Double Eleven into an international development and publishing powerhouse, allowing for development across multiple time zones, as well as gaining access to new Asian markets and partnerships.