King.com Appoints EA Social Games Producer to Rule New London Studio

King.com, one of the fastest-growing social games companies on Facebook, has opened a new game studio in London that will be led by Electronics Arts and Playfish veteran Catharina Lavers Mallet. While an executive producer at EA, Lavers Mallet worked on major titles like The Sims Social. The London studio is expected to hire about 40 employees and to work with the company’s headquarters there in addition to other offices in Hamburg, Stockholm, Milan, Romania, Malta and San Francisco.


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