Amazon Games Opening New Game Development Studio in Bucharest

Based in Bucharest, Romania, Amazon Games has opened a new game development studio in Europe.

This Bucharest studio will support Amazon Games’ vision of both developing and publishing titles that help to foster community.

Christoph Hartmann, VP of Amazon Games, said the following:

“Amazon Games is focused on developing and publishing great games, and we have an ambitious long-term roadmap in front of us. Expanding our internal development teams into Europe was a natural next step for us as we tackle our broad portfolio. 

Bucharest is known as one of the top emerging European cities for game development and we look forward to tapping into the rich talent pool.”

Christoph Hartmann

To aid in this vision, Amazon Games has brought on Cristian Pana to lead the studio. He brings with it more than 20 years of experience, with his recent titl being Managing Director at Ubisoft Bucharest. 

Cristian Pana said the following:

“I’m thrilled to join Amazon Games at a time when the team is actively building across an exciting roadmap. I’ve built and led outstanding teams in the past and I know this area of Europe is a hot spot for some of the very best talent in gaming.”

Cristian Pana

Be sure to check out their recent interview done with Cristian Pana. Topics include the success of his previous titles, leadership, and what attracts him to Amazon.

The team at Amazon Games is currently hiring for multiple roles.

Source: Press Release

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