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Ukraine game developer to open office in Lithuania, creates jobs

  • 2014-12-02
  • From wire reports, VILNIUS

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A Ukrainian gaming company is set to open an office in Vilnius, creating 15 jobs in the process.

Half of the Melior Games team will be transferred from Kiev to the company's new office in Lithuania, ELTA reports.

Denis Oleynik, the founder of Melior Games, said the company was attracted to Lithuania due to the Lithuania's attitude towards creative IT companies.

"We were amazed by the positive attitude of the Lithuanian government towards game developers," Oleynik said.

"We could not believe that state institutions, and Invest Lithuania in particular, were so dedicated to game developers and their needs. Much to our amazement, we always received a prompt answer to all our questions or fears, even if this meant an hour-long video conversation on Skype.

"Such an attitude, the business conditions and the idyllic environment in Lithuania were fundamental in our decision to move part of our team from Kiev to Lithuania." 

Melior Games, established in 2010 in Kiev, has created more than 90 games. Their most successful releases have been games for smart phones. However, Melior Games does not limit itself to games for smart devices: the studio's latest project is the Laser Tag system designed for outdoor games with laser guns.

Two new games from Melior Games, The Little Story and LUNA, will see daylight in Lithuania in the very near future. The studio also provides game development services to external clients, the majority of which will soon be provided from the Vilnius office.

(Edited by Rayyan Sabet-Parry)