09 Nov 2022
AD Gaming is excited to welcome a new partner into its ever-growing community of world-class gaming companies. Hypemasters, the global game development studio behind the highly successful World War Armies multiplayer strategy game, has opened a new development centre in Abu Dhabi under the AD Gaming umbrella, relocating its global team to the emirate.
Founded in 2019 as a remote-working studio, Hypemasters grew rapidly from a team of five to almost 40 people throughout the pandemic. The remote-working model meant Hypemasters could look globally for its talent, dramatically increasing its ability to build the best team.
Though as it continues its journey to redefine the mid-core PvP gaming genre, Hypemasters needed to bring its team together to facilitate more collaboration and creativity. They also needed to operate in a supportive, business-friendly environment. Like many other global studios, they have landed on Abu Dhabi.
In line with its mandate to build a sustainable, high-value gaming industry in Abu Dhabi, AD Gaming is providing Hypemasters with a range of incentives, including subsidised office space, access to the AD Gaming Hub, and some of the most sought-after licences in the industry through another AD Gaming partner, Unity Technologies.
On their decision to base Hypemasters in Abu Dhabi and collaborate with AD Gaming, Co-Founder and CEO Boris Kalmykov said: “We have chosen Abu Dhabi and AD Gaming as they help with everything that you need to operate. In addition to the tax-free operating environment, the level of support provided in Abu Dhabi goes far beyond that offered by other countries. Crucially, there is also a thriving community of peers that are looking to collaborate and grow together. We are certainly looking forward to accelerating the next phase of our growth in Abu Dhabi.”
James Hartt, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Business Development at AD Gaming, added: “Boris and his team exemplify the AD Gaming ethos. They are on a mission to create genre-defining content for their global audience, and through the comprehensive support and pro-growth operating environment provided by AD Gaming, they have decided that there is no better place to achieve this than Abu Dhabi.”