Welcome to the family 5518!
Jan 22, 2021
We are so happy to announce our acquisition of premier art studio 5518. Our new friends at 5518 are experts in high-quality concept & illustration art, character modeling & animation, along with everything in-between. This expansion ensures a greater range of skills, depth of talent, and overall expertise for our partners across the globe. Today’s announcement is an exciting step forward in our mission to provide full end-to-end co-development services to our partners.
“Our mission is to revolutionize the digital entertainment sphere; adding 5518 to our team enables us to be one of the top development studios in the world. We will merge our existing game development brand- OR Studios- with 5518 under one name; our new brand will be perfectly poised to work alongside top-notch developers and publishers, building the best games & digital experiences around the world,” said Kasturi Rangan, our Chief Product Officer “When it comes to game development, we will now be a one-stop shop for external partnerships.” Rangan concluded.
PTW will be merging both OR and 5518 under a new name- 1518 Studios. The new brand will have a much stronger offering encompassing art, end-end game development, live ops, porting, product development, and staff augmentation (across Mobile, PC & Console). Michael Casalino, CEO and Co-founder of 5518 Studios added, “Our values and mission align so well with those of PTW; we each believe in strong relationships built on trust, passion, good communication, and high-quality games services.” 5518 COO and CO-founder Maxim Miheyenko concluded, “We are so excited to join the PTW family of brands. Our 5518 teams are the best artists and animators from the CIS and Russian area; we can't wait to scale our art teams in Russia even more with PTW power.”
Our CEO Deborah Kirkham concluded, “We’re so happy to welcome 5518 Studios and our new teams in Los Angeles, St. Petersburg, and Moscow to the PTW family. Expanding our global presence in the games industry is an important step in our mission of providing the best talent and the best technology to our partners around the world. Michael, Maxim, and their teams provide a level of expertise and energy which we can’t wait to bring to our partners.”