A Dublin-based company that makes social video games for a range of different devices is to create 100 jobs over the next three years.

KamaGames has said the new roles will include positions in game design, marketing, finance, HR and business development.

The first 50 roles will come on stream in the next 12 months.

The company was founded in 2009 and its games are currently played by more than one million people around the world every day, and more than 80 million people have played their games.

It opened its global headquarters in Dublin in 2013.

CEO of KamaGames Danny Hammett said the decision to invest further in Ireland was down to the highly-skilled workforce, the good quality-of-life, the pro-business environment, the education system and the availability of suitable office space.

The announcement was made at Google's Dublin offices, as it coincided with the availability of KamaGames games in the Google Play Store.

The new recruits at KamaGames will take part in Google's EMEA AppHub, an app developers centre of excellence based at its Barrow Street campus.

KamaGames' investment is supported by the Department of Job, Entreprise and Innovation through the IDA.

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton welcomed the announcement saying it was another great boost for the tech sector here.