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Alawar

Area servedWorldwide
FoundedNovosibirsk (1999 ( 1999 ) )
HeadquartersNovosibirsk , Russia
IndustryVideo games
Key peopleSergey Zanin ( co-founder ) Alexander Lyskovsky (CEO, co-founder )
Number of employees50 (2020)
TypePrivately held company
Websitewww .company .alawar .com

The company was founded in 1999 by Novosibirsk State University students Alexander Lyskovsky and Sergey Zanin. Game development was the first department of the company to open, followed by publishing shortly after. Alawar released two games: Puzzle Rally and Bubble Bobble Nostalgie. 2001 saw the release of Magic Ball, first 3D arkanoid-style game developed by Dream Dale studio in Irkutsk. The game proved popular, and Alawar began to develop rapidly. Magic Ball was localized into several languages and port to PlayStation consoles and iOS. Alawar go on to release several sequels to the games Alawar started developing its own distribution platform in 2003. The company started work on shareware games under its casual banner. In 2006, Alawar became one of the first Russian companies to support SMS payments for its products. In 2008, first Games in Farm Frenzy and Treasures of Montezuma franchises were release. By the end of 2008, Alawar included four studios-dream Dale, Stargaze, Five-BN and Fridays Games-and had established partnerships with mail. Ru, Rambler, and Euroset. Ru. In 2009, company started developing and porting games for mobile devices, games consoles and social networks. Games were promoted via the App Store, Google Play, PlayStation Network and other major services. In August 2009, Alawar and Oleg Kuvaev signed a cooperation agreement, which gives Alawar exclusive rights to use the Masyanya brand in Games until 2014. In 2010, Alawar released around 15 projects for iPhone and iPad. Treasures of Montezuma on iOS went on to become the top 2 iPad games and top 20 iPhone games in the United States. In 2011, Alawar expanded production and started to focus on publishing multi-platform Games for release on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and PSP Minis. The same year marked the beginning of a series of projects based around Technopark in Novosibirsk Akademgorodok aimed at educating interested parties on game studio creation and providing consultations with experienced game developers. In 2012, Alawar begin development a number of free-to-Play projects. 2012 saw the release of Treasures of Montezuma Blitz on PS Vita. In doing so, Alawar became the first third-party publisher to release a game with free distribution and microtransactions on Sony consoles. In 2015, Alawar began developing mid-core Games for release on Steam. In 2016, company published Beholder, Game aimed at simulating life in a totalitarian state. Later that year, Beholder won in Excellence in Game Design and Best Indie Game categories at the DevGAMM independent Games conference in Minsk. Also in 2016, one of the company's internal development teams began work on new kinds of projects using VR and its own software solutions. Sammy, VR horror Game, was released and went on to become one of top 3 most downloaded Games worldwide, and was included in list of Best New Gear VR Games. In 2017, company released Distrust, adventure strategy and survival simulator set in an Arctic station where mysterious events unfold.

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Awards and achievements

The company released its first Casual Games for PC in 1999. The majority of games for personal computers that are being developed and published by Alawar belong to the Casual genre: hidden objects, time management, three in row, puzzles, etc. As Publisher, Alawar collaborates with partners that distribute games for personal computers, such as Big Fish Games, Oberon Media, iWin, etc. Alawar also partners with vendors that pre-install Alawar Games on personal computers and netbooks in Russia. Alawar Games are available not only for Windows, but also for Mac OS X. The company offers over 70 games for Mac, which can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. Alawar owns the largest collection of applications among all application developers and publishers in the Mac App Store. The Company's most popular franchises for PC: Treasures of Montezuma, Farm Frenzy, Stray Souls, House of 1000 Doors, Natalie Brooks, Hotel Mogul, etc.

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About Edit

Alawar or Alawar Entertainment is a video game company from Russia. Found in 1999, it's developer, distributor and publisher for PC, mobile platforms and other devices. Its Developer offices are located in Novosibirsk and Barnaul and employees more than 100 people. The company has become well-know through its shareware projects, having published more than 400 casual games since 1999, including Farm Frenzy, Treasures of Montezuma, House of 1000 Doors, and many others. Total downloads for Alawar's Casual games exceed 1 billion. Games are localized into 18 languages and sold in 50 countries. Every year, company publishes 5-10 new Casual projects developed by both its own internal teams and external teams. In 2009, Alawar began developing and porting games for mobile devices, gaming consoles and social media. Starting in 2016, one of the internal development teams has been creating projects based on new technologies, such as VR, as well as its own software solutions.

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