Romania is in a quite unique position on the game development market within the region, with four big multinational video game producers opening local studios here. How did they influence the Romanian development market and the rise of a generation of new independent studios?
We sat down with Mihai Sfrijan, Head of local studio at King, the Swedish game developer famous for Candy Crush Saga. The Romanian branch of the studio also developed Bubble Witch Saga, another successful title that made its first million dollars profit in just 41 days.
Mihai is the man behind the opening of the King’s local studio, as he worked for the company in Sweden and convinced them that Romania is the best alternative when they decided to expand. We’re happy to have King involved as a supporter of this year’s Game Development Track at How to Web Conference.