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IndustryVideo games
Founded1993; 30 years ago (1993)
FateBankruptcy, Dissolved
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
Number of employees
250 (2012)
DivisionsAkella Online

Akella (Russian: Акелла) was a Russian software company specializing in the development, publishing and distribution of video games and multimedia products. The founders of Akella met in 1993 and decided to start a company together, and in 1995 formed Akella. The company comprised five in-house development teams, a publishing house, a distribution center, a localization team and a quality assurance department; in total, 250 people were employed by Akella. There were several sub-brands owned by Akella, i.e. Macho Studios that developed erotic games and published Japanese hentai dating sims.[1][2]

The company is named after a Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book character, Akela the wolf, and its logo is a wolf.

Defunct status[edit]

During 2012 the company was amid multiple lawsuits totaling 200,000,000[3] (roughly $6,000,000), that combined with the significant developmental difficulties and commercial failings of Postal III pushed Akella to the verge of bankruptcy. As a result, the company, while technically still existing, has effectively ceased operations since 2012.[4]


Year Title Platform(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s)
1997 Postal Windows Running with Scissors Ripcord Games, Loki Entertainment, Running with Scissors, Akella (in Russia)
1998 Liquidator MS-DOS Partizan Software Akella[5]
2000 Sea Dogs Windows Akella Bethesda Softworks
2001 Age of Sail II Windows Akella Bethesda Softworks
2002 Privateers Bounty: Age of Sail II Windows Akella 1C Company
2003 Bomber Fun Windows LightBrain Akella (in Russia)
2003 Postal 2 Windows Running with Scissors Whiptail Interactive, Running with Scissors, Akella (in Russia)
2003 Postal 2: Share the Pain Windows Running with Scissors Whiptail Interactive, Running with Scissors, Akella (in Russia)
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean Windows, Xbox Akella Bethesda Softworks and 1C Conmpany
2004 Sabotain: Break the Rules Windows Avalon Style Entertainment Akella
2004 Red Skies Over Europe Windows Interactive Vision Akella
2005 Metalheart: Replicants Rampage Windows Numlock Software DreamCatcher and Akella
2003 Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend Windows Running with Scissors Whiptail Interactive, Running with Scissors, Akella (in Russia)
2005 Postal 2: Corkscrew Rules! Windows Avalon Style Entertainment Akella
2006 Evil Days of Luckless John Windows Centauri Production CINEMAX, Akella
2006 Tanita: Plasticine Dream Windows Trickster Games Akella
2006 Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales Windows Akella 1C Company
2006 Sakura Wars Windows Sega, Red Entertainment Akella (in Russia)
2007 Tarr Chronicles: Sign of Ghosts Windows Quazar Studio Akella
2007 Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power Windows Wargaming Akella
2007 Inhabited Island: Prisoner of Power Windows Orion Akella
2007 Hard to be a God Windows Burut CT Nobilis, Akella
2007 Swashbucklers: Blue vs. Grey Windows Akella 1C Company
2007 Empire above all Windows Icehill Akella
2007 Inhabited Island: The Earthling Windows Step Creative Group Akella
2007 Dead Mountaineer's Hotel Windows Electronic Paradise Akella
2008 Sakura Wars 2 Windows Sega, Red Entertainment Akella
2009 A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie Windows SPLine Akella
2009 A Stroke of Fate: Operation Bunker Windows SPLine Akella
2009 Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships Windows Akella Playlogic
2009 PT Boats: Knights of the Sea Windows Akella Battlefront.com and Akella
2010 Disciples III: Renaissance Windows .dat Kalypso Media, Akella
2010 PT Boats: South Gambit Windows Akella Battlefront.com, Akella
2011 Disciples III: Resurrection Windows .dat Akella
2011 Postal III Windows Trashmasters, Running with Scissors Akella
2012 Sea Dogs: To Each His Own Windows BlackMark Studio Akella


  1. ^ Костин, Семён (3 April 2018). "Война Сакуры: как «Акелла» опередила весь мир — Аниме на DTF". DTF. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  2. ^ "PLAYER ONE". PLAYER ONE (in Russian). Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  3. ^ Roman Dorokhov (9 August 2012). "'Akella' finished: 200 million ruble lawsuits filed" (in Russian). Ведомости. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  4. ^ Anastasia Alekseevskikh (14 June 2012). "Video game developer 'Akella' on the verge of bankruptcy" (in Russian). Маркер. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Ликвидатор". Igromania. Retrieved 28 March 2023.

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