Virtuos named as Leading Software Enterprise
Shanghai, China, February 25, 2011 – Virtuos has been granted the title of “Leading Software Enterprise,” a distinction that promotes top software companies with preferential policies aimed at encouraging growth and development.
Virtuos receives 2010 SME Award from CCIFC
Guangzhou, China, Friday January 27, 2011 – Virtuos has been awarded the China SME Entrepreneur Award 2010 from the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China, in recognition of Virtuos’ sustained growth in China. The award was presented at an annual gala dinner attended by 450 guests from the Sino-French business community.
Virtuos speaks at the CEDEC Game Conference in Japan
Shanghai, September 4, 2010 – Virtuos spoke to Japan’s game development community at the CEDEC Conference in Yokohama. Virtuos Japan Representative Ms. Naoko Kino gave the talk, along with Virtuos Producer Shigekazu Ito.
Virtuos delivers speeches at three major industry events
On July 31st, Virtuos Animation Director Zhang Yi Min and Virtuos Production Director Pan Feng spoke on the direction of animation in China, at the first ever China Game Outsourcing Conference (CGOC) in Shanghai. Part of China’s huge China Joy Expo, the CGOC conference is focused on China’s large game outsourcing business.
Virtuos reaches 500 employees announces new-gen game development
Shanghai, March 4, 2010 – Virtuos announced today that it has reached 500 employees across its Shanghai and Chengdu development centers. In conjunction with the announcement, Virtuos revealed that it has become the first independent company in China to develop a retail title for all new-generation video game platforms.
Virtuos acquires Russian concept art studio
Shanghai, January 14, 2010 – Virtuos today announced that it has acquired the concept art studio of Russian art company GRAFIT. This deal allows Virtuos to further expand its services offering to game and movie companies.
Virtuos celebrated it's 5th year with a huge birthday blowout in Shanghai. Here are a few highlights of the event
Virtuos adopts the Substance tool suite from Allegorithmic
Shanghai, December 1, 2009 – Allegorithmic today announced a partnership with Virtuos, a leading provider of digital entertainment offshore production services, that will make Virtuos the latest to adopt Allegorithmic’s Substance technology into their art production pipeline. Virtuos will become the fifth developer in Asia to license Substance, along with NCSoft, The9, T3 Entertainment and Gravity.
Meet Virtuos at Game Connection Lyon 2009
Virtuos will be attending Game Connection Lyon again this year from December 8-10. Game Connection is a unique speed dating event for business-focused game makers. It is a one-stop shop to meet face to face dozens of targeted potential partners involved in all stages of the production pipeline, from the concept to the outsourcing, publishing, distribution and financing, in back-to-back 30-minute meetings.
Virtuos sound expert Yang Jie gives talk at GDC China
Audio Director of Virtuos Sound Studios Yang Jie gave a presentation at GDC China 2009 highlighting the importance of sound design and the current status of the sound design in China
Virtuos Chengdu studio expands to over 100 game experts
Virtuos announced today that its Chengdu development center has reached the 100-employee milestone after 18 months in operation. Recent additions to the team include two experienced game developers from the UK – an Art Director and a Lead Game Designer – who bring with them a combined 20 years of experience. Darren Baines was previously at 4J Studios in Scotland and will direct art for codevelopment projects. Simon comes from Zoë Mode and will oversee the game design team.
DreamWorks Animations Madagascar Kartz video game by Virtuos coming October 27 from Activision Publishing
Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) Madagascar Kartz™ video game will be released on October 27 for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.