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.<br /> <br /> <br /> Over these successful years of constant development Akella has contributed its most important achievements to building capacity of Russian and CIS gaming market:<br /> <br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> <br /> By late 2007 Akella has released more than 800 game titles, educational and developing programs in the CIS and Baltic countries.<br /> <br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> <br /> Akella's staff include more than 250 highly professional employees and top managers.<br /> <br /> <br /> Akella is partnering with more than 50 world-known publishers including such industry leaders as Atari, Ubisoft, Sony Online Entertainment, and others.<br /> <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> <br /> 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.
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