Gaming and media service provider Pole To Win acquire premier LA-based art studio 5518
Media and gaming service providers Pole To Win (PTW) recently announced that they have acquired LA-based premier art studio, 5518. 5518 are experts in delivering high-quality concept & illustration art, character modeling and animation.
PTW has over 30 years of experience in the gaming industry and a boast diverse portfolio of clients. They provide services for all platforms and genres of gaming and through this acquisition, PTW can provide an even wider range of services to their partners.
PTW CEO Deborah Kirkham said, “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.”
PTW merge Orange Rock and 5518 to form 1518 Studios
PTW will merge their game development team at Orange Rock with 5518 under a new name- 1518 Studios. The new studio will offer better service with respect to art, end-to-end game development, live ops, porting, and product development across multiple platforms (PC, Mobile, and Consoles).
“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- Orange Rock 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, PTW Chief Product Officer “When it comes to game development, we will now be a one-stop-shop for external partnerships.” Rangan concluded.