Z-Axis, the maker of EXTREME Games (see a theme today?) such as Aggressive Inline
, has moved its headquarters to Foster City. Why? The studio was purchased by Activision awhile back and the move was done to accomodate the expansion plans in Northern CA. This is great news for design geeks as Z-Axis will be expanding its staff from 90 workers to 140 workers in the next 12 months. They're looking for artists, programmers, producers, animators and designers so throw your hat in the ring if you're interested.
ACTIVISIONâ€™S Z-AXIS MOVES HEADQUARTERS TO FOSTER CITY
TO ACCOMMODATE EXPANSION PLANS
Santa Monica, CA â€“ February 10, 2005 -- Z-Axis, Ltd., a subsidiary of Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today that the company has moved its headquarters from Hayward, CA to Foster City, CA in order to facilitate the studioâ€™s expansion needs.
Z-Axis has leased a 23,000 square foot space, which will house a state of the art game design studio. In the next 12 months, Z-Axis expects to increase its staff from 90 to 140, and is currently looking to hire artists, programmers, producers, animators and game designers to work on current and next-generation console games.
â€œWe are very excited to move our studio to Bayside Towers and expect that the new facility will enable us to accommodate all of our growth needs,â€ said Craig Alexander, vice president and general manager, Z-Axis. â€œWe currently have two high-profile games in development based on popular comic book characters and the additional space will allow us expand both of our teams, as well as to ramp up for pre-production on some exciting new projects.â€
Z-Axis is the award-winning creative studio behind the million-unit selling franchise Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX and the Aggressive Inline series. More information about the career opportunities at Z-Axis can be found in the â€œCareersâ€ section of the Activision web site, which is located at www.activision.com.
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