To celebrate its 13th anniversary, CCCP, the video game development studio based in the north of France, has announced its opening in Pessac. The French leader in serious games will be located in the heart of the Canteranne business park and will join the leaders of Bordeaux Games!
Studio growth via Bordeaux
For 25 years, Bordeaux has been a historical centre of video games in France, with the presence of the Kalisto and In-Fusio studios in the 90s.
This regional legacy lives on and is stronger than ever today, with the location of prestigious studios such as Motion Twin, Shiro Games, Nova Box, Asobo Studio and, more recently, Ubisoft.
The opening of this regional branch of CCCP, originally based in Valenciennes and Tourcoing, will enable the studio to broaden its scope in the south of France and develop its serious game business in new markets from Bordeaux.
In line with this growth, certain R&D projects have reached maturity, enabling the emergence of new products.
This is the case, for example, for ACE VR, the first application for healthcare professionals based on the ‘Room of Errors’ (a medical procedure used in hospitals to train medical staff to spot discrepancies in their working environment), which is fully modular and in VR.
The idea is thus also to facilitate recruitment by diversifying activity across the regions.
A total of fifteen jobs are to be created in Bordeaux over 3 years, including 5 employees who have been relocated from the northern office.
A first phase of recruitment is planned following the opening of CCCP in Bordeaux, to develop ACE VR in particular.
13 years of experience in serious games for customised training
For 13 years, CCCP has been developing Serious Games for customised training, on behalf of major international groups (GSK, RTE, GRTGaz, Bayer, etc.), SMEs and non-profit groups.
Specialised in Game Design, CCCP designs gameplay mechanics which convey the educational aims and messages of its customers. In particular, the studio developed the medical video game platform Ludmedic, which offers 8 serious games for the healthcare field.
Since 2015, CCCP has also started developing independent video games such as Dead in Bermuda (2015) and Dead in Vinland (2018).
2018 is a milestone in CCCP’s history, with the release of the survival game Dead in Vinland in April (78% on Metacritic) and the development of the first modular virtual reality application, ACE VR.
The opening of the Bordeaux studio consolidates a great year.
‘We’re looking forward to moving into such a vibrant region as Nouvelle Aquitaine and Bordeaux. The way all the local players (Bordeaux Métropole, Invest in Bordeaux and Bordeaux Games) have welcomed and supported us in our arrival is proof of this,’ studio co-founder Frédéric FOREST says. ‘There’s a genuine desire to guide us towards the right networks and to work together to be pertinent and effective. It’s everything you expect from a dynamic ecosystem.’
It must be noted that the video game sector is one of 4 priorities on the Nouvelle Aquitaine digital road map, and that it benefits from specific aid for production and for R&D.
Upon its arrival in Bordeaux, CCCP will join the non-profit group Bordeaux Games, which brings together numerous local key players in French video and serious games.