ame development has boomed along with the gaming industry (which, fun fact, has more money rolling around each year than the movie and music industry combined).
And that in turn gave rise to an entire ecosystem of companies, publishers, distributors, freelancers and agencies.
It’s a rich market.
And among them all - Amber Agency, which is a global game development agency comprised of artists and developers from Bucharest, Botosani, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Guadalajara.
What is Amber Agency?
Amber offers a reference solution for creative work in an interactive environment. It was founded in Romania back in 2013, when it only boasted 4 employees, and it has since grown to employ hundreds of people all across the world, and to work with renown companies like Disney, Rovio, Raw Fury, Paradox Interactive, and NBC Universal.
Amber is always striving for innovation.
And in their own words:
“We aim to excel at providing world-class software development services, infused with design sensibility, pursuing uncompromising quality, on the bleeding edge of technology”
Amber also offers game design courses, and they purchase the odd development studio here and there, to diversify their activities.
“Amber is primed to support creative industries by offering a full range of turn-key product development and live service solutions. The company maintains five service pillars, including game development, co-development, live operations, custom engineering and development support. Established in 2013, Amber is an employee-owned company headquartered in Bucharest, Romania, with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California.”
The Expansion into Montreal
While, at the time of writing, the raging pandemic sweeping our planet doesn’t allow for office work in Montreal, Amber still expanded there to capitalize on the North American work force better.
"Amber has been rapidly growing with an international team across Europe and North America, and we wanted to continue this global expansion with a multi-disciplinary game development studio in Canada. Montréal is the perfect place for this, as it's one of the most cosmopolitan cities in North America, with a rich mixture of cultures from all over the world." - Mihai Pohontu, Amber CEO
The Romanian Roots
Amber has been, and continues to be one of the driving forces of game development in Romania, which has skyrocketed in the past decade.
Giant companies like Ubisoft played a big role in the growth of our game dev ecosystem, as Amber Agency clearly recognizes as well:
“With over 60 studios, 7 000 employees and over 140 million euros turnover, the gaming market in Romania became, also, a regional hub. It’s the place where are created some of the well-known PC, console and mobile games for buyers all over the Globe. Ubisoft, Gameloft, Electronic Arts, King are just a few of the well-known names that activate in Romania, alongside local studios like Amber – that had an exponential growth in the past years.”
This market is set to keep on growing, and Amber Agency is a proud vanguard of what’s possible for Romanian game developers.