Founded in 2000, Persha Studia is now the largest game development company in Ukraine.
Before joining forces with Wargaming, Persha Studia used to outsource projects for prominent Western game development companies. Since the studio’s inception, the team has grown from 15 founders to over 550 people with expertise in all areas of software development and art design. Over the course of its history, the Kyiv-based team collaborated with several renowned studios, including Electronic Arts, Activision, Sony Online Entertainment, Disney Interactive, and Cryptic Studios.
A new chapter in the company’s history began in 2010, when it took up an opportunity to collaborate with Wargaming on the massively multiplayer online (MMO) action game World of Tanks. The Persha Studia team impressed Wargaming with outstanding 3D art models for the French line of vehicles. In 2011, the Kyiv-based developers signed long-term strategic partnership Wargaming family and begun working solely on Wargaming products.
Persha Studia is currently developing two of Wargaming’s key titles: World of Warplanes and World of Tanks: Generals. The former is an MMO game set in the golden age of military aviation. World of Warplanes took off in November 2013 with over 4.5 million registered pilots and has been gaining followers ever since. The latter is a free-to-play online browser-based collectible card game focused on World War II battles. The team is also working on other exciting upcoming projects.
One of the best aspects of playing a Wargaming title is the top-quality customer service that players receive. To achieve this level of service, the Web team in Kyiv creates and maintains a complex software infrastructure, allowing players to interact with one another and participate in gaming tournaments and special events. The team is also involved in crafting Wargaming Developer Partner Program, a service for third-party developers interested in creating mods, apps, web-resources, and other useful add-ons for Wargaming titles.
The Central Art team refines the current art content and provides new art content for other Wargaming development studios, notably World of Tanks and World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition.
Our R&D department is responsible for generating new ideas and creating new game prototypes.
Persha Studia’s main office is located in Podil, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kyiv, marked by quiet, cozy streets and houses that date back to 18th and 19th centuries.
An ideal work environment is crucial to the team’s well-being and performance. Kyiv office is located in a recently constructed building that attracts attention of every passer-by with its unique design, and satisfies every need of our colleagues.
Obviously an employee’s professional capabilities are important to the company, but Wargaming also prioritizes the health and wellbeing of our team by offering a variety of extracurricular activities. Employees have access to a wide range of facilities and can take advantage of yoga classes as well as a range of other sport activities that might be of their interest.
Persha Studia is a close-knit team that collaborates with their Wargaming colleagues from 15 offices across the globe. We look forward to strengthening these working relationships, designing more successful titles.
Come and join the Wargaming family and take part in the development of our world-renowned games!