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  AVALANCHE STUDIOS MOVES AND EXPANDS STUDIO SPACE
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08/20/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Avalanche Studios, original creators and developers of the award-winning Just Cause franchise, partners with architects Studio Stockholm and landlord Vasakronan to create next generation studio space.

After more than 10 years developing AAA games in the heart of Stockholm, work has begun on the new space. Avalanche Studios will move into more than 3000 square meters (32 000 square feet) of custom designed space at the top of the new building, which is being constructed only blocks away from the current location. The 160 developers based in Stockholm will enjoy greatly increased studio space and state of the art amenities along with all-important high tech infrastructure. The new building is set to be awarded LEED Platinum certification for best in class energy efficiency and low environmental impact. Avalanche Studios has signed a lease for 5 years and will move in the fall of 2015.

- While we are moving to a brand new space, it's important for us to remain in the hotbed of game development talent that is central Stockholm, said Fredrik Sjöö, COO of Avalanche Studios . Working together with Vasakronan and the architects at Studio Stockholm is incredibly inspiring. I can't wait to realize our collective vision and create a space worthy of the industry's top talent.

- This is a very exciting opportunity, commented Marco Checchi, partner at Studio Stockholm. Avalanche Studios' distinct outward attitude coupled with a warm and welcoming working atmosphere makes them unique in the games industry. We intend to manifest that duality in a physical space.

Avalanche Studios is currently based in both Stockholm and New York. The NYC studio recently also expanded and now occupies close to 1700 square meters (18 000 square feet) of custom space in the trendy SoHo district. It is currently home to more than 90 developers across all disciplines. The two studios function as one, openly sharing knowledge across the Atlantic, with team members collaborating and traveling between cities.

2015 is set to be the biggest year since the inception of Avalanche Studios more than a decade ago. Next year, players will be able to roam the lethal open-world wasteland of Mad Max.

In addition, theHunter is on a record breaking streak. More than a million players have signed up for the world’s most realistic wildlife experience since the Steam introduction earlier this year, bringing the total number to over 4 million.

Avalanche Studios also has several surprises planned for next year. Keep your eyes on avalanchestudios.com.

For media enquiries, please contact Avalanche Studios Head of Communications, Thomas Wiborgh at thomas.wiborgh@avalanchestudios.se. Follow Avalanche Studios on Twitter at @AvalancheSweden and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AvalancheStudiosSweden.

About Avalanche Studios

Avalanche Studios was founded in 2003 by Christofer Sundberg and Linus Blomberg and is the original creator of the award-winning Just Cause franchise (published by Square Enix). The Avalanche Studios headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, with a new studio founded in the heart of New York City in June of 2011. The company develops games based on its proprietary technology, enabling unique open-worlds to be created based on original or licensed content. The studio is currently hard at work at several AAA games, including Mad Max (published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment). More information is available at Avalanche Studios website: www.avalanchestudios.com.