Following up on their plans to increase their presence on the mobile market, Square Enix has launched a mobile game studio in Indonesia. This studio, named Square Enix Smileworks, is also a response to the increase of game development in Indonesia.
The new studio boasts twenty local staffers and three from Japan. This team of twenty-three is said to have the ability to compete on an international level in the mobile market by having games aimed at both the Indonesian market and other countries.
While opinions of Square Enix's presence on the mobile market have been mixed, the creation of Smileworks does seem to support the company's claim of handling the mobile market on the same level as they would any other gaming medium.