Game developer Amber has opened a studio in Warsaw, its eighth to date, the company announced.
The studio in Poland will focus on specialties such as programming and game design, aiming to increase Amber’s expertise in developing PC and console games.
It joins the network of studios that Amber has opened in Romania (Bucharest and Botoșani), Canada (Montreal), Mexico (Guadalajara), Ukraine (Kyiv) and the United States (San Francisco and Los Angeles).
Amber Warsaw will be led by Polish programmer and game designer Greg Ciach. Previously, he worked as Director of Business Development at Platige Image, Game Designer at Winko Games, Narrative Designer at Tequila Games, and CEO of indie game studio PolyAmorous.
The studio plans to attract 35 specialists by the end of the year: programmers, game designers, UX designers and VFX artists. It opened with a team of ten, including the COO, Talent Acquisition Specialist, HR Business Partner and Programmers.
“Poland has always been a point of reference for us in how a country in Central and Eastern Europe has managed to stimulate and successfully create a favorable climate for local game developers. Amber continues its rapid international growth and Warsaw is the perfect place where, alongside seasoned specialists, we can contribute to the growth of this extraordinary creative community while creating some of the best and most innovative games in the industry,” said Mihai Pohonțu, President of ‘Amber, said, quoted by StartupCafe.ro.
Amber achieved revenue of RON 126.8 million ($30.5 million) in 2021, up 56% from 2020.
The company, which employs more than 1,000 people, offers comprehensive development, co-development, live operations, custom development and development support services.