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

A 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. PUGA delivers various services to top game developers and publishers such as Gearbox, Jam City, Socialpoint, Futureplay, Aquiris, and Kwalee.

Our deal with PUGA is a part of our M&A growth strategy, which we are keen to continue. This is a major example of our M&A strategy where we like to keep PUGA’s identity and heritage and offer our platform for further development. PUGA will be further managed by its current group of shareholders. ROOM 8 GROUP is open to any inquiries from gaming/entertainment studios ready to unite efforts in growing their business and join our family.

Vadym Kraevoy, Head of Art Production

ROOM 8 GROUP has more than 1,340 team members across the globe, with offices in Poland, the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Romania, and Spain. ROOM 8 GROUP comprises three brands: Room 8 Studio, Dragon’s Lake, and Massive Black. For more information or to contact us, please visit https://room8group.com/

ROOM 8 GROUP is a global leader in external game development and art production, uniting 1000+ people in three brands/studios: Room 8 Studio, Dragon’s Lake, and Massive Black. Room 8 Studio’s expertise is on full SKU mobile games and all aspects of game art production, including Unity-based gaming, cinematics, and trailers. Dragon’s Lake is focused on AAA PC/console video game development. ROOM 8 GROUP broadens its high-level creative services for game developers and publishers – with artistic R&D and intellectual property development services. Four video game development and art production studios can be leveraged individually or at a group level as they work together within a single ecosystem.

PUGA Studios is a 140+ staff, prominent Brazilian outsourcing company for stylized games known for their quality of services and diverse and inclusive work environment certified with a Great Place To Work award, an addition to the LGBTQIA+ stamp awarded by ABRAGAMES for the second year in a row. PUGA’s service offerings include 3D & 2D art, UI, UX, and Full Development. They choose to work with developers and publishers who care about high-quality performance, professional project management, art direction, QA, fun, tons of creativity, and cost reduction. In other words, great deals and partnerships.

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