Nival (company)

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Nival
Type Private
Industry Video games
Founded November 18, 1996 (1996-11-18)
Founder(s) Sergey Orlovskiy
Area served Worldwide
Key people Sergey Orlovskiy
(CEO)
Employees 200+
Website Nival.com

Nival is an independent video games developer. Nival is headquartered in Moscow and was founded by Russian games industry veteran Sergey Orlovskiy, who currently serves as company CEO. With offices in Hallandale Beach, Florida.; Kiev, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus and St. Petersburg, Russia, Nival has four development studios.

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Promotion at IgroMir 2009

The company was founded in 1996 as Nival Interactive, and became famous as the developer of several successful role-playing and strategy series, including Rage of Mages (known as Allods in Russia), Blitzkrieg and Etherlords. Nival also developed Heroes of Might and Magic V and two add-ons, published by Ubisoft.

Nival began to self-publish its own games in 2005. Nival finances and publishes external developers including KranX Productions, creators of King's Bounty: Legions and Bytex, developers of Berserk Online.

In early 2005, the part of Nival operating under the name Nival Interactive was bought by Ener1 Group, a Florida-based holdings company, for around US$10 million. On November 30, 2007, Sergey Orlovskiy regained full control of Nival Interactive.[1]

In early 2010, another part of Nival, Astrum Nival, was bought by the largest Russian portal Mail.Ru for more than $100 million, becoming a part of Astrum Online Entertainment. Currently Nival’s internal development studios are focused on PC and mobile projects.

In 2011, Nival Interactive was merged with Nival Network into a new company, called Nival. Nival has developed and launched Prime World, King's Bounty: Legions and has several projects in development. [2]

In December 2013, Nival raised $6 million in its Series A funding round led by Almaz Capital. The funds will be used for global expansion. [3]

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