Playrix Entertainment

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Playrix
Type Private
Industry Casual Games
Founded Vologda, Russia (2004 (2004))
Products Playrix Games
Employees 100+ (2010)
Website www.playrix.com

Playrix is a casual games developer and publisher headquartered in Vologda, Russia. Founded in 2004, it currently employs over 100 people. Playrix offers premium downloadable games via its official web site.[1]

Playrix's games are available on multiple platforms, including PC, Mac, Nintendo DS/Wii, iPhone, iPad and other consoles/handhelds. The company is currently focused on games for mobile devices (namely, iPhone/iPod touch, iPad and Android) and downloadable games for PC and Mac.

Playrix is successfully cooperating with the largest casual games portals including Big Fish Games, Yahoo!, MSN, RealNetworks, AOL, iWin, Oberon, etc.

In addition to the in-house developed games, Playrix also acts as a publisher for a number of titles from external studios.[2] The company officially announced its plans to target publishing in October 2008.[3]

In 2009 Playrix started developing casual social games that can be played on social networking platforms such as Facebook, MySpace, Vkontakte, among others.

Games[edit]

Main article: List of Playrix games

Awards[edit]

4 Elements[edit]

In 4 Elements players need to bring back the elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water, and save the kingdom by restoring four ancient books of magic.

  • IGN (Rating: 8.0/10.0, Impressive): "one of the surprise “casual games” finds of the year...” [4]
  • The 3rd ELAN Awards Nominee: Best Casual Game [5]

Fishdom[edit]

Fishdom, a combination of Match-3 and Sim, gives players a chance to build up their own dream aquarium and fill it with fish and ornaments.

  • Great Game Awards Nominee: Top Match-3 (RealGames, RealNetworks, Inc.)
  • iParenting Media Awards: 2009 Greatest Video Game
  • Conversion rate up to 14%

Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey[edit]

Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey, a combination of hidden object and Sim, takes players to the bottom of the sea to collect numerous hidden items to earn cash and build up aquariums of their own design.

  • AOL Games' Best of 2009: #1 Bestseller and Most Downloaded Game.

Around the World in 80 Days[edit]

Around the World in 80 Days, a Match-3 puzzler, inspired by Jules Verne’s classic novel, takes players on a journey around the four continents following the book’s storyline.

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