Glass Egg – a division of our Corporate Ambassador Virtuos – has opened a 2D and 3D art production studio in Dalat, Vietnam.
The announcement follows Glass Egg’s acquisition by Virtuos in May 2022, and marks the opening of its second studio in Vietnam. Alongside existing Sparx* and Glass Egg studios in Ho Chi Minh City, the new Dalat studio supports Virtuos’ goal of becoming the largest game developer in Vietnam with 1,500 employees by the end of 2024.
Glass Egg aims to grow its Dalat team to 50 with homegrown talent by the end of 2023, leveraging the city’s deep local talent pool and the overall growth of the gaming industry in Vietnam. Drawing inspiration from the city’s renowned landscapes and evergreen forests, Glass Egg’s Dalat studio will specialise in character and environment art – complementing its HCMC studio’s expertise in hard surface modelling and production of 3D vehicles for AAA titles including Need for Speed™ Unbound and Forza Horizon 5.
Glass Egg’s Dalat studio will be managed by Nam Nguyen, Deputy CEO, and Thuy Le, Head of Production. Together, Nam and Thuy bring over two decades of experience in studio management and strategic development. Nam was also one of the founding members of Glass Egg when it was established in 1999.
Nam Nguyen, Deputy CEO of Glass Egg, said: “Dalat is a picturesque city well-known to be an incubator of Vietnamese artists, and for its thriving arts and culture ecosystem. As one of the first AAA game art studios locally, we are excited to train and provide job opportunities to homegrown talent who are looking to work on the best games with us.”
Thuy Le, Head of Production at Glass Egg, added: “With the launch of Glass Egg’s second studio in Vietnam, Virtuos is well-positioned to be a key contributor to both the country and Asia’s growth as game development hubs. The region is rich with talent and we remain committed to training and providing them opportunities to work on the best games, and supporting our partners worldwide.”
The launch of Glass Egg’s Dalat studio builds upon Virtuos’ global expansion in the past year, including the growth of Black Shamrock in Dublin, plus the opening of Virtuos Labs in Montpellier, Calypte in San Francisco, and Virtuos Kuala Lumpur.