Gaming software, content, and systems developer Grover Gaming has announced its intention of opening a new gaming development studio in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The group’s new game studio will consist of six different game development teams, each of which will include 3D artists, game developers/programmers, quality assurance professionals, and quality testers. 

Additionally, the studio leadership team will consist of a studio general manager, art director, director of game design, and director of game development.

“Even though we have added over 100 new employees in the past eighteen months, we are still making every effort to hire quality people every day,” said Garrett Blackwelder, president of Grover Gaming

“Fortunately, the pandemic did not slow down our hiring last year, and we firmly believe that having a game studio in Wilmington will enable us to expand our development team at a faster pace.”

Grover Gaming currently develops software, game content and gaming systems for lotteries and charitable gaming jurisdictions, and is licensed in Ohio, New Hampshire, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Ontario, Canada, and The Commonwealth of Virginia. 

“This expansion really makes sense for us,” added Kevin Morse, director of market development. “Wilmington is growing as fast as we are, and we know that having an independent game studio there will allow us to continue to attract top-notch talent.

“We have every confidence that Wilmington and New Hanover County will continue the great job they have been doing.”