Games software company Havok to expand its operations in Asia

19 Jul 2012

David Coghlan, managing director, Havok

Irish games software company Havok is planning to expand its Asian operations, as the company says it has been making strides within the Asian marketplace since the acquisition of the 3D game engine Vision Engine last year

Havok said today that it has seen expanded development in China and Korea in the past year, as it said the two countries are looking to its newly acquired Vision Engine technology to provide a customisable toolset for mobile and MMO game development.  

The company said it has extended its localised teams within China, Korea and Japan to help support the growing number of Havok partners in Asia.

Havok was set up in Ireland in 1999. The company provides interactive software solutions for the global games and entertainment industries. It has since created offices in San Francisco, Tokyo and Montreal.

Havok’s managing director David Coghlan is also set to give the keynote speech at the digital entertainment expo ChinaJoy 2012 on the future of 3D online games. The conference itself will run from 26-29 July.

Coghlan’s talk will centre on the future of MMO and online games. He will also be examining the industry trends that will shape the next five years, as Havok sees it. As well as this, he will be covering factors that influence producers, designers and programmers as well as providing his suggestions on how Chinese developers themselves can take advantage of global technology trends.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic