VIRTUOS RAISES $15M AND SETS UP NEW HQ AND R&D CENTER IN SINGAPORE
Virtuos, a leading video game content production company specializing in game development and AAA ‘Triple A' 3D art production for console and mobile titles, has announced the successful completion of a USD 15 million funding round, plus the set-up of a new headquarters and R&D center in Singapore.
THE BALANCE BETWEEN ARTISTIC EXPRESSION AND PROJECT EFFICIENCY NEEDS CAREFUL MANAGEMENT TO DRIVE SUCCESS IN AAA GAMES AND MOVIES
In this installment, Nicodemus Mattisson, Director of Virtuos' concept Art Team, talks in depth about how to balance the common conundrum between artistic expression and project efficiency.
A PRODUCER’S VIEW: EFFECTIVE CO-DEVELOPMENT MAKES FOR BETTER GAMES
The second in a series of regular articles highlighting learnings and best practice from Virtuos' global development, Art and VFX teams.
NINTENDO’S SUCCESSFUL SWITCH PLATFORM PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR DEVELOPERS, AND OFFERS AN INSTALL BASE OF CLOSE TO 20 MILLION
VIRTUOS CONTRIBUTED TO 6 OF THE TOP 10 HIGHEST GROSSING FILMS OF ALL TIME
Our Movie Department has produced several unique aircraft, vehicles, weapons and key assets along with digital doubles that include your beloved superheroes.
Emmy-Winning R&D Director Christophe Archambault Rejoins Sparx*
Saigon, Vietnam – October 24, 2012 – Sparx is pleased to announce that Christophe Archambault has rejoined the Sparx team in Vietnam as R&D Director. Mr. Archambault was one of the cofounders of Sparx studio in 1995, and won an Emmy Award for his work on the pioneering Sparx animated series Rolie Polie Olie.
Virtuos Celebrates Eight Years and 1000 Virtuosi
Virtuos is proud to announce that it has reached the 1,000-staff milestone across its seven worldwide locations. This milestone is significant as the company faces sustained demand for next-gen games, online and mobile games as well as CG animation.
GSN’s Enchanted Library launches on Facebook
Virtuos is proud to have worked with GSN to develop Enchanted Library, the hidden object game on Facebook. Explore beloved classic stories through exciting hidden object gameplay, then create your own magical world inspired by your favorite books! Meet the mystic librarian who will guide you on a journey to restore your favorite classic stories!
Virtuos opens new development center in China
Virtuos announced that it has opened its fourth production center in the Chinese city of Xian. The expansion will give Virtuos a larger pool of resources to address growing demand from clients and place Virtuos near the 1000-staff milestone. With outsourcing becoming mainstream in the games industry and demand fueled by larger projects coming from the US, Japan, Korea and China, this move is aimed at ensuring that the company can serve its clients in producing more content for more platforms.
Civilization Revolution released for Windows Phone 7
GLOBAL DOMINATION TO GO! Build. Discover. Conquer. Rule the World! Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution is an award-winning title with “just one more turn” put into the palms of your hands. Lead your civilization from the dawn of man to the modern age and beyond. Go head to head with history’s greatest leaders as you wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, inspire your nation and build the most powerful empire the world has ever known.
Sparx Doubles Saigon Studio Size
Virtuos-Sparx is pleased to announce that we have doubled our Saigon studio floor space to meet the needs of our growing team. The Sparx Saigon studio now has 1,000 square meters, occupying a full floor in its downtown Saigon’s office building. Sparx moved into this new facility in December of last year.
“Rango” wins Oscar for best animated feature film
LOS ANGELES | Mon Feb 27, 2012 (Reuters) – “Rango,” starring Johnny Depp as the voice of a pet chameleon who tries to bring law and order to a town in the Wild West, won the Oscar for best animated feature film on Sunday.
Industry Veteran Production Director Frederick Lissau Joins Virtuos company Sparx
Saigon, Vietnam – February 28, 2012 – Sparx has added industry veteran Frederick Lissau to its growing Vietnam Studio. Frederick brings more than 15 years of animation production experience with companies including Disney Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Imageworks, Universal Studios and SCEA. He joins Sparx as Director of Production.
Virtuos team nominated for VFX award for garage models in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Virtuos team members have been nominated by the Visual Effects Society at their 10th Annual VES Awards. The VES awards recognize the most outstanding visual effects of the year.
Kinect Disneyland Adventures honored at AIAS awards
Several games contributed to by Virtuos were recognized by the AIAS at the 2012 Interactive Achievement Awards, including Kinect Disneyland Adventures which was nominated for Family Game of the Year.
Sparx Moves into New Saigon Studio
December 12, 2011 – Saigon, Vietnam – 3D animation company Sparx is pleased to announce that it has moved its Saigon studio to a new facility. The new facility is located in the heart of downtown Saigon’s First District.