Miniclip, a global leader in digital games, has announced the expansion of its studio in the Netherlands. Miniclip Netherlands, formerly known as Gamebasics, has moved into a newly refurbished office in Zoetermeer, where it will focus on growing its hit titles Online Soccer Manager and Football Head Coach, alongside supporting other existing titles.
Acquired by Miniclip in September 2020, the studio is now an official branch of the Miniclip family, continuing to drive the success the team has enjoyed to date.
Miniclip Netherlands has over 70 staff situated in a newly-refurbished office space in the city of Zoetermeer. Working with the architect Jamie van Lede, the studio has been designed with a focus on sustainability and employee well-being. Repurposed materials have been used, including the use of recycled jeans as part of the insulation in the walls. The design of the new space will provide Miniclippers with a top-class collaborative workspace. The office was officially opened by Mayor Michel Bezuijen on November 4 with plans to keep supporting Miniclip to “unleash the gamer in everyone.”
Saad Choudri, CEO of Miniclip, said: “We’re extremely proud of the work that Miniclip Netherlands has produced so far. Since the acquisition, we’ve rapidly deepened our relationship, in no small part due to our shared collaborative approach to culture and our passion for games. The transition from Gamebasics to Miniclip Netherlands was an easy decision as we knew from the moment we started working with the team that we would do great things together. I’m delighted to officially introduce them as Miniclip Netherlands.”
Jasper Schwartz, from Miniclip Netherlands, said: “The endless support from the Miniclip team has been an incredible asset, and their extensive experience perfectly matches our proven ability to build audiences in Online Soccer Manager and Football Head Coach. This is not just an exciting announcement for us, but for the games industry in the Netherlands. Miniclip Netherlands has an exciting future ahead of it, and we look forward to continuing to craft genre-defining titles.”