NaturalMotion, the company behind iOS hits like My Horse and NFL Rivals, has acquired the necessary funding to set up a U.S. headquarters in San Francisco. An Oxford-based company, this new location will see them branching out quite a bit, as well as hiring a league of new people – many of which will be engineers, artists and product managers.
The funding was acquired via Benchmark Capital, and the company’s General Partner, Mitch Lasky, will serve on NaturalMotion’s board in the future. Their goal? To keep investing in “revolutionary mobile technology” and making mobile games that feature console-esque production values.
“Tablets and mobile devices are on a collision course with traditional game consoles, not just for share of customers’ day, but also in terms of the quality of the interactive experience,” said Lasky in a press release. It’s a point of view many developers would agree with, and prior remarks about the iPad from Epic and EA certainly do a lot to stoke the flames.
NaturalMotion will certainly be in good company, as San Francisco is also home to offices for Zynga, GREE and DeNA. If you’re in the area and looking to work for a mobile games company, they’re currently hiring talent here.