SAN FRANCISCO and BUCHAREST, Romania, March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amber (www.amberstudio.com), a game development and creative services agency, today announced the company has launched a turn-key live operations solution for game companies. Established in 2013, Amber has deep expertise in cross-platform deployment, parallel launch strategies, user experience optimization, free-to-play monetization systems, data science and live operations, offering an array of software development solutions including full product delivery, co-development, platform conversion and support services. The company touts many leading game companies as past and current clients, including Kixeye, Glu, Kabam, Paradox, Tilting Point and Gumi, supporting a slate of AAA titles across all major mobile platforms.
In addition to the live ops service solution, Amber also announced the appointment of games industry veteran, Mihai Pohontu, to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Prior to Amber, Pohontu was Vice President of Emerging Platforms at Samsung Electronics, where he worked to build a strong developer ecosystem for the company's product line. Prior to joining Samsung, he oversaw Product Operations at Disney Interactive. Prior to Disney, Mihai worked at Electronic Arts, where he was the VP and General Manager of Central Development Services, and also the Founder and General Manager of EA Romania.
"Amber was established as a creative services agency with an engineering core and gradually evolved its services roster to include a complete set of development disciplines, including art, design, product management, quality assurance and customer experience," said Mihai Pohontu, CEO of Amber. "Building on the strong foundations established in the past four years, Amber will continue to deliver superior value to game studios and publishers, while evolving its offering to match the ever-changing needs of creative industries. I'm honored to work with such talented and respected colleagues, and look forward to guiding the company's strategy in the next chapter of its unfolding story."
Dragos Hancu, Founder & General Manager of Amber Studio Romania, added: "Mihai's appointment to the CEO role will undoubtedly propel Amber to the next level, as we proceed to open new markets and unveil exciting development solutions for our partners."
Amber excels at providing world-class development services infused with a live ops sensibility, while pursuing uncompromising quality, on the bleeding edge of technology. The company has delivered complex projects on all major gaming platforms, including PC, iOS, Google Play, Amazon, Windows Phone 8, Windows Store 8/8.1/10, Blackberry, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Samsung & LG Smart TV and development frameworks such as Unity, Unreal, Cocos2D, Marmalade, FMOD.
Joshua Hendren, General Manager, KIXEYE said: "Amber Studios was a great partner for us at KIXEYE. Their team was diligent, savvy, and hard working. For a good portion of the development of War Commander: Rogue Assault the majority of the gameplay engineering was done out of Amber, making the company responsible for some of our most critical features. Their leadership was great to work with and their team was always willing to do what we asked of them."
Amber (www.amberstudio.com) is primed to revolutionize creative industries by offering a full range of turn-key software development and live service solutions. The company maintains four service pillars, including product development, co-development, platform conversion and development support. Established in 2013, Amber has over 250 staff in its development center and the executive team has more than 500 years of professional experience from some of the games industry's best and brightest companies including Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Gameloft, Bandai Namco, Disney and others. Amber is an employee-owned company headquartered in Bucharest, Romania, with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. Follow us on LinkedIn, like us on Facebook, or learn more at www.amberstudio.com.
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