MIAMI, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LionWorks S.A. (http://www.lionworks.com) a leading developer of interactive and console games in Latin America, today announced that is has received certification and license to develop games for Sony PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.
Founded in 2009 by Juan Lemus, LionWorks owns and operates one of the largest game development studios in Latin America. With 40 full-time developers based in Latin America, LionWorks develops proprietary titles such as Pok Ta Pok: The Game of the Gods and Last Element (working titles). LionWorks is one of the only four game studios in Latin America to obtain licenses to develop and publish for Sony PlayStation.
LionWorks participated in the Sony PlayStation Developer Incubator and it's one of the few companies based in Latin America to be selected for the program. The company's original title Pok Ta Pok: The Game of the Gods, based on a Mayan era ball game is currently being developed for PlayStation Move® and Xbox Kinect® (License Pending) and is expected to be released in 2013.
In addition, the company announced the hiring of industry veteran Alexandre Mandryka to serve as Lead Game Designer and Creative Consultant for Pok Ta Pok. Alexandre was Creative Director for Ubisoft and his extensive experience includes acclaimed titles such as Warhammer, Assassin's Creed, Far Cry 2 and Prince of Persia.
"This is an important milestone for our company and it validates the quality of our game production and development," said Juan Lemus, CEO and founder of LionWorks. "It's an honor for us to have formally received our license to develop and publish games for Sony PlayStation 3."
Recently, LionWorks announced a financing round led by PeopleFund (http://www.peoplefund.com).
About LionWorks S.A.
Is a leading developer of interactive and console games. The company develops proprietary titles such as Pok Ta Pok: The Games of the Gods and Last Element (working titles). The company is looking to launch the first release in 2013. The company recently received funding by PeopleFund. For more information visit: http://www.lionworks.com
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