The Romanian gaming industry registered a turnover of USD 145.3 million last year, the figure steadily rising from 2014, when it reached USD 114.7 million, while in 2015 the industry stood at USD 137 million, Romanian Game Developers Association (RGDA) data show.
There are over 80 studios activating in the industry. More than 50 of them are developing video games in Bucharest, while over 16 companies are operating in Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Brasov and Iasi. The growth of the industry is also supported by the large number of companies set up only in 2016, 25 percent of all gaming studios.
85 percent of Romanian studios are specialized in developing new games and 15 percent of studios are focused on specialized services for the industry.
According to the 2016 turnover, the largest gaming companies on the local market are: Ubisoft Romania, Electronic Arts Romania, Gameloft Romania, Amber Studio, Bandai Namco Entertainment Romania, King Games Studio, Mavenhut, Super Hippo, Green Horse Games and AMC Pixel Factory.
The gaming industry in Romania came into the spotlight through the development or co-development of major international series titles such as FIFA, NFS, Assassin’s Creed, Ghost Recon, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, but also through the games developed by Romanian companies such as Door Kickers, Frozen Free Fall, Move or Die, Solitaire Arena or Black The Fall.