October 3, 2011 – Moscow, Russia – Nival announces the creation and opening of Nival Red, its fourth development studio in Europe. The studio, based in Kiev, Ukraine, will develop games for the growing market of gamers playing on Android and iOS enabled mobile and tablet devices. This addition helps Nival widen its reach as a leading developer and publisher of cross-platform, social strategy games. Nival Red continues Nival's expansion across the globe, following the May launch of its Los Angeles office. Games-industry veteran Artem Mironovskiy was appointed Head of Studio for Nival Red.
“Nival strives to create the best and most innovative projects and the new studio, specializing in cross-platform development, allows us to expand into new markets and extend the unique Prime World universe with exciting, new games,” said Nival president and founder Sergey Orlovskiy. “This new studio also shows our company’s remarkable growth as a global leader developing fun, high-quality games designed for shared, coordinated experiences.”
Leading the new Nival Red studio is Mironovsky, who has more than a decade of leadership experience in the gaming industry.
“We’ve already assembled a core team of highly-experienced developers at Nival Red and can’t wait to expand our team further,” Mironovsky said. “Pairing our efforts and Nival’s experience allows us to create an exceptional studio that will set a new quality level for mobile games.”
Nival recently launched King's Bounty: Legions on Facebook, bringing the landmark fantasy-strategy franchise to the social platform, while the company is hard at work on Prime World, a ground-breaking social strategy game recently named Best Strategy Game of E3 by IGN and Best Social Game of Gamescom by German website GamingXP.
Nival is a global developer and publisher of social strategy games with extensive experience in strategy game development and massively multiplayer online game publishing. Nival is headquartered in Moscow and was founded by Russian games industry veteran Sergey Orlovskiy, who currently serves as company president. With offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Minsk, Belarus; Kiev, Ukraine and Los Angeles; Nival currently has more than 250 employees and four development studios. Nival also operates the popular Russian gaming platform, ZZima.com. For more information about Nival, please visit www.nival.com.