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ROOM 8 GROUP is about to acquire PUGA, expanding into global markets

ROOM 8 GROUP is about to acquire PUGA, expanding into global markets

Major external game development company combines forces with a creative art studio

Bairro do Recife, Brazil,  (April 28, 2022) provider of art production and game development services,  Room 8 Group continues its rapid growth by entering into a preliminary agreement on the acquisition of PUGA Studios, and enlarges the team by 140+ people from the Brazil-based art creative studio.

We’re thrilled to expand our creative services through this cooperation with Room 8 Group. It’s more than just business and expansion; it’s about culture, the value of relationships, and building solid partnerships. These characteristics align with Room 8 Group. Joining forces will allow us to offer more in-depth solutions for a broader clientele as PUGA strives to develop on the visual of any creative industry standard. 

Rodrigo Carneiro, PUGA CEO

PUGA’s superpower is solving unconventional production management and artistic research tasks while setting the visual lexicon through art direction, concept art, illustration, storyboarding animation, and cinematics. 

PUGA joining Room 8 Group is another step forward in our ongoing global expansion, including offices, teams, and service offerings. We unite in one group top-class complex art solutions and stylized art productions, it goes across all stages of creative game development, from early pre-production through post-production and into live ops.

Sviatoslav Pohrebnoi, ROOM 8 GROUP Chairman 

PUGA is a renowned creative powerhouse uniting stylized art and industry knowledge. These characteristics make PUGA able to deliver various services to top game developers and publishers such as Gearbox, Jam City, Socialpoint, Futureplay, Aquiris and Kwalee.

The acquisition of PUGA Studios by Room 8 Group is part of its M&A growth strategy. PUGA Studios will retain its identity and will henceforth be managed by its current shareholder group while continuing its development on the Room 8 Group platform.

Room 8 Group has more than 1,340 team members across the globe with offices in Poland, US, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Romania, Spain. Room 8 Group is made up of three brands: Room 8 Studio, Dragon’s Lake, and Massive Black.
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