A Palo-Alto based game developer is expanding to the Southern Nevada market. Machine Zone, developer of the popular “Game of War” game, plans to open a state-of-the-art network operating center and secure data center.
Machine Zone plans to hire 78 people, mainly in technology and back office operations jobs. The company’s Southern Nevada expansion also includes a $50 million capital investment, mostly for computer servers and network equipment.
The company scouted several locations, including Texas and Arizona, but was attracted to the Southern Nevada market due to a partnership with local data center company Switch.
The company also rated highly numerous Southern Nevada market fundamentals, including utility costs and infrastructure, state and local tax structure and incentives, and real estate costs.
“This is a great example of how community-focused local companies can help stimulate more jobs and investment in our region, and we’re thrilled to have a technology company like Machine Zone expand to our market,” said Michael Walsh, Vice President of Economic Development with the LVGEA. “Southern Nevada’s competitive advantages continue to reap rewards for the region, and we’re glad Machine Zone is offering well-paying jobs here.”
The company has secured 12,000 square feet of office space in Clark County and plans to immediately launch its Southern Nevada operations.