Many of you might know Ukrainian game development by its Assassin’s Creed series, Crysis, Gameloft games series, Metro 2033, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Star Wars Online series, Warface and World of Tanks that were fully or partly developed in the country with currently three leading regions in game development – Lviv, Dnepropetrovsk and Kiev (23%, 23% and 15% of the country’s market shares respectively) Apart from the Ukraine’s success in PC game development, currently over 70% of leading game development startups in the country primarily focus on mobile game development. (Source: AVentures Capital and AIN.ua) ZADZEN’s Elements: Epic Heroes, launched on May 15, 2014, is the latest work in Ukraine’s mobile game development.
Elements: Epic Heroes received 1 mln downloads in the first week of release and has 100,000 regular users
Elements: Epic Heroes is an all-new action role playing game (RPG) on Android and iOS devices that makes it easy to experience a true action RPG on a mobile. It is one of the best implementations of hack’n’slash mechanics on the market: there is a possibility to play solo or co-op with friends to slay giant bosses together online. The Kingdoms of Elements are being invaded by the Dark Lord and his evil forces are corrupting once beautiful lands and unleashing chaos upon them, states the game’s description.
“Elements: Epic Heroes is first and foremost a mobile game. That’s why it offers all the fun with the simplest controls for gamers on the go without compromising gameplay”
- – Kyu Lee, Gamevil USA President
The game is now available for free on Google Play for Android devices and on App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
About the Developer
ZADZEN is a Lviv based full-cycle game development company of about 25 people that developed Epic Heroes from scratch to final execution and published it in cooperation with Gamevil. Started out in N-iX incubator back in 2012, ZADZEN is now a separate game development firm with its own business model, while N-iX, a custom software and game development company, keeps its financial, operational and HR management.
About the Publisher
Gamevil, with over 350 million game downloads to date and experience publishing hundreds of games on multiple platforms, is one of the most innovative mobile game companies in the world. Established in 2000 and with offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul, GAMEVIL is an experienced global mobile game publisher working with more than 70 top studios around the world.