Hansoft, the leading vendor of integrated tools for project management and bug tracking in the game development industry today announced that PowerChallenge in Sweden has successfully adopted the Hansoft production management solution.
"Power Challenge is a rapidly growing game development company with high demands on finding a flexible and swift project model and thereby an equally flexible project tracking tool that supports the model in full. Agile practises were adopted early on in the growth phase and Hansoft was quickly proven the best system on the market. It supports our geographically separated development organization and it brings teams and individuals easy-to-use and powerful functions for managing the game development in real-time, across offices, in every level of the production; from developer and tester to producer and product owner. The system roll-out was extremely quick and the user interface is intuitive. Our teams were up and running using Hansoft in a matter of hours. We're happy to have found a tool that supports Agile development in such a great way," says Richard Kronfält, Executive Producer at Power Challenge.
Power Challenge was founded in 2004 by Johan Christenson, an Internet entrepreneur who previously created three successful companies in the gaming industry. The company, which is headquartered in Karlskrona, Sweden, merged with ManagerZone in 2007 in order to strengthen its position in the rapidly growing online gaming market. The Power Challenge team is determined to push the boundaries of the sports gaming world by combining the quality of a PC- based game with the high-growth patterns of online social networking communities. In 2007 Benchmark Capital, a leading early-stage high-technology venture capital firm, announced an $8 million investment in Power Challenge. The investment will be used to fund development of new titles, enhance the quality of existing games and expand the company's global infrastructure.
Patric Palm, Managing Director at Hansoft commented, "PowerChallenge is a world leader in online gaming and we are obviously thrilled to provide them with Hansoft for their exciting projects. Using Hansoft will help them coordinate all their talent across several studios. We are very much looking forward to see the results in the new titles coming out."
Power Challenge is the leading sports games provider on the Web. With two games currently available and more on the way, Power Challenge is adding thousands of users to a growing community of sports and games enthusiasts. Power Challenge provides both action and management games where users play against their friends or fellow users, creating dedicated communities of fans playing together across the virtual world. Power Challenge has two development studios in Karlskrona and Linkoping, and will shortly be opening offices in Stockholm and New York.
Hansoft is a production management tool used by a rapidly increasing number of studios in Australia, Europe, Asia and North America for collaborative scheduling, tracking, instant communication, Agile, QA, resource usage, portfolio and document management. The tool builds on principles of team empowerment, increased communication, transparency, and collaboration. Clients are also found within IT, telecom, and the space industry.
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