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Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Moscow, Akella has become a leading developer, publisher and distributor of PC, console games and multimedia products on the Russian and CIS market.
Over these successful years of constant development Akella has contributed its most important achievements to building capacity of Russian and CIS gaming market:
Akella was the first to publish an officially localized game (POD, Ubisoft) in Russia. In 2000 Akella finished developing Sea Dogs, and since that time it proved to be a world leading naval games developer.
Building upon Sea Dogs success Akella acquired a right to develop the licensed product of the Hollywood bestseller - Pirates of the Caribbean (Worldwide publisher: Bethesda Software). The game supported two platforms - PC and Xbox - and made a world hit.
A few years later Akella launched servers with completely translated Russian version of MMORPG EverQuest II (Sony Online Entertainment). The game became available on separate servers, with in-house support.
By late 2007 Akella has released more than 800 game titles, educational and developing programs in the CIS and Baltic countries.
The biggest Russian localization studio belonging to Akella makes the most complicated gaming products available for Russian customers with high quality translation on duly time. A few samples of this kind include the best world releases: Prince of Persia series, Postal series, Neverwinter Nights 2, EverQuest II, Painkiller, Sacred, Fahrenheit, Test Drive Unlimited, Armed Assault, Assassin's Creed and others.
Akella positions itself as a reliable partner publishing its best titles in a wide range of countries. Sea Dogs, Pirates of the Caribbean, Age of Sail 2, Privateer's Bounty: Age of Sail 2, and Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales developed by Akella got highly popular with most sophisticated gamers.
In-house development and partnership with other studios are currently aiming at creation of over 70 games. Three Akella's in-house studios have already released a wide range of well-known products on PC, PS2, Xbox 360 and are developing new games for PC and next-gen consoles. Over 30 partner studios are engaged into developing a diverse lineup of products varying from cartoon-based children games to the biggest brand titles.
The most noted Company's current developments include Disciples III, Jagged Alliance III, Postal III, PT Boats: Knights of the Sea and Age of Pirates: Captain Blood.
Akella's staff include more than 250 highly professional employees and top managers.
Akella is partnering with more than 50 world-known publishers including such industry leaders as Atari, Ubisoft, Sony Online Entertainment, and others.
Akella strives to facilitate easy distribution and support of its products across Russia. Akella's distribution network operates in a diverse range of Russian regions from St. Petersburg to the Urals (Yekaterinburg) to the Siberia (Novosibirsk), a total of 20 offices established.
Akella is committed to building respect-based long-term relations with its partners and customers. The Company aims at constant growing, capacity building and achievements leveraging. Akella's shareholders include Quadriga Capital (EBRD fund) and Intel Capital.