Creative video game company moves headquarters to Round Rock
ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Round Rock Chamber Announced today that KingsIsle Entertainment will expand and move its corporate headquarters to Round Rock.
KingsIsle was acquired in January 2021 by Media and Games Invest, and as part of the acquisition process, the company conducted a national search to identify a location to consolidate its U.S. headquarters and engineering studio.
“We’re excited to solidify and grow KingsIsle Entertainment’s footprint in Round Rock while incorporating relocated staff from previous offices now decommissioned in the Bay Area, Austin, and Plano.” said Merv Lee Kwai, Chief Gaming Officer.
KingsIsle has identified 33,000 square feet of office space at 2700 La Frontera in Round Rock. They plan to invest $500,000 in real property improvements and to create 150 primary jobs, which would include the retention of the company’s local 80 employees.
The positions will include a diverse workforce of software engineers, developers, and headquarters and administrative functions with an average salary of $85,000 per year and offering full benefits.
“KingsIsle is a needed addition to Round Rock’s business community,” Mayor Craig Morgan said. “Not only is it a technology and computing business, which is a key industry target for our economic development partnership with the Round Rock Chamber, it will also be a corporate headquarters. This is a double-win for Round Rock.”
“We are thrilled that KingsIsle has chosen to continue to invest in our community,” said Jordan Robinson, the Chamber’s Interim President and CEO. “The results of their nationwide search for a new headquarters is evidence that Round Rock is a destination for economic growth and opportunity.”
KingsIsle is a creative video game and digital technology company originally headquartered in Plano, TX, that also previously operated its software development studio in Round Rock occupying 19,000 square feet with 80 local employees.
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