Alawar Entertainment forms sixth internal game studio; 30 releases planned

By Erin Bell |

Hotel Mogul developer Casual Forge Entertainment has become Alawar Entertainment’s sixth internal game development studio. As the newly formed Alawar Southpoint, the studio has around 30 new projects planned for 2010 and 2011.

“This is a young, yet professional team focused on delivering positive results and able to quickly adapt to the needs of the game industry,” said Alawar Entertainment CEO Alexander Lyskovsky. “Given their track record of releasing successful titles, I believe our partnership will yield excellent results, especially in the mobile gaming segment.”

Casual Forge Entertainment was founded in August, 2008 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The company’s most successful product to date, Hotel Mogul, is a business simulator that was published by Alawar Entertainment. The game is available in 11 languages on the PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms.

Moving forward, Alawar Southpoint’s plans include developing its PC casual downloadable and mobile portfolio, creating games for social networks, and porting games from Alawar Entertainment’s catalog to popular gaming platforms.

“I’m convinced the creation of Alawar Southpoint will enable us to solve even more complex problems, release products for new platforms, and conquer new markets with greater efficiency,” said Vladimir Bulanenko, head of Alawar Southpoint.

Founded in 1999, Alawar Entertainment is the leading distributor of casual games in Eastern Europe. Additionally, the company has developed and published more than 200 casual PC games including Farm Frenzy and Treasures of Montezuma.

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