Amber to Open Polish Studio After 56% Revenue Growth | Pocket Gamer.biz
Romania-based game development studio Amber Studio is continuing its expansion by opening a new office in Warsaw, Poland, although the company has announced that it will work exclusively on console and PC titles.
The opening of the new office is the initiative of co-founder Amber Dragoș Hâncu and will be led by Polish writer and game designer Greg Ciach.
Previously, Ciach worked as CEO of indie studio PolyAmorous, Director of Business Development at Platige Image, Game Designer at Winko Games, and Narrative Designer at Tequila Games.
From now on, Ciach will be the general manager of Amber Warsaw.
Expand in Europe
Amber as a whole has over 1,000 employees this year and opened another new studio in Kyiv, Ukraine in February, which remains active despite the ongoing conflict.
Commenting on the new Polish studio, Ciach said: “I look forward to creating a safe and stimulating environment with plenty of room to develop and hone individual skills. I strongly believe in creating games with powerful emotional impact.
“I’m sure we can bring a breath of fresh air to the Polish AA/AAA game developer scene as we strive to take advantage of the latest industry trends and become a major player in doing so. “
Amber also disclosed its financial results for 2021, revealing record revenue of $30.5 million, up 56% year-over-year and beating revenue estimates for the company by 10%. year.
Since its founding in 2013, the game development agency has partnered with brands like Amazon, Disney and Rovio. As of 2021, Amber developers have worked on over 10 games for mobile, PC, and console, in addition to entering the blockchain industry.
“2021 has been a great year for Amber, a year where we’ve seen massive growth in the sales pipeline, driven by investments made over the past few years to strengthen our development teams and sales organization,” said the CEO of Amber. Amber, Jaime Gine.
“For us, Poland is a great example of how a country in Central and Eastern Europe has managed to create a favorable climate for local game developers.”
A number of developers have recently opened new studios, with executives from Jagex and Codemaster unveiling a virtual reality and metaverse studio at new France-based development studio Gameloft Paris.