Keywords Studios, a leading technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has opened a new studio in Bucharest with plans to create more than 1,000 jobs in its first five years of business. The opening of the studio comes one year after the company extended its presence to Romania with the acquisition of AMC Ro Studio, specialists in 3D graphics for video games.
The Bucharest hub further expands Keywords’ integrated global network of studios, alongside many other hubs including Dublin, Katowice, Paris and Milan. The new studio will also build on the company’s talented pool of 12,000+ people with plans to hire more than 30 Player Support and Software Development specialists in the coming months.
“Keywords Studios has extensive experience across the entire game development lifecycle from development to testing, market launch and post-launch support. We have been providing many of these services for almost 25 years to some of the world’s leading game companies such as Activision, Blizzard, Bethesda and Electronic Arts. We want to contribute to the development of the industry in Romania, offering people the opportunity to lend a hand in the development of some of the most popular games in the world. This studio will also further contribute to the growth of Keywords’ global talent pool which stands at 12,000+ and is increasing by the day”, said Vlad Alexandru, Eastern Europe Regional Director at Keywords Romania.
“We are looking to hire not only in Bucharest but throughout Romania, offering many remote positions and thus contributing to the development of regions that until now have not been visible to most multinational companies. It is a priority for us to provide specialists with a work-life balance and fair financial recognition in relation to their work, experience, seniority and performance”, Alexandru added.
In recent years, Keywords has acquired several game development studios worldwide such as Forgotten Empires, Mighty Games, Smoking Gun, and the aforementioned AMC Ro Studio in Romania, through which the company entered Eastern Europe last year.
Keywords provides services across the full game development cycle, dividing this offering across three service lines – Create (Art, Game Development, Audio Development) Globalise (QA, Testing, Localisation) and Engage (Player Support, Research, Marketing). Part of the Keywords group, AMC Ro Studio will continue to spearhead the company’s Create services in this region, while Keywords in Romania will focus on furthering the company’s full offering of services.
Over the years, Keywords has worked on a multitude of projects for its partners, providing development services for leading titles such as Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Valorant, League of Legends, Clash Royale, Anthem, Doom Eternal, Mass Effect, Gears of War, Mortal Kombat, Just Cause, Tomb Raider, Mafia, World of Tanks and many more.