Nival, Inc.

Moby ID: 925

AKA +
  • Nival Entertainment - alternate name
  • Nival Interactive LLC (from 1998 to 2005-04-04)
  • Mir Dialogue (from 1996 to 1998)

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Nival is an independent video games developer. It is headquartered in Moscow and was founded by Russian games industry veteran Sergey Orlovskiy, who currently serves as company CEO. With offices in Hallandale Beach, Florida; Kiev, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus and St. Petersburg, Russia, Nival has four development studios.

The company was founded in 1993 as Mir Dialogue and changed its name to Nival Interactive in 1998. It became famous as the developer of several successful role-playing and strategy series, including Rage of Mages (known as Allods in Russia), Blitzkrieg, Silent Storm and Etherlords. Nival also developed Heroes of Might and Magic V and two add-ons, published by Ubisoft. The company's first game is Sea Legends (1996).

Nival began to self-publish its own games in 2005. In April 2005 "Interactive" was dropped from company's name and it became just "Nival". Nival finances and publishes external developers including KranX Productions, creators of King's Bounty: Legions and Bytex, developers of Berserk Online.

In early 2005, the part of Nival operating under the name Nival Interactive was bought by Ener1 Group, a Florida-based holdings company, for around US$10 million. The development teams remained in Moscow, but marketing, management and creative teams to aid in development were moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (US). One month later, the company acquired development studio Targem Games. On November 30, 2007, Sergey Orlovskiy regained full control of Nival Interactive.

In early 2010, another part of Nival, Astrum Nival, was bought by the largest Russian portal Mail.Ru for more than $100 million, becoming a part of Astrum Online Entertainment. Currently Nival’s internal development studios are focused on PC and mobile projects.

In 2011, Nival Interactive was merged with Nival Network into a new company, called Nival. Nival has developed and launched Prime World and King's Bounty: Legions, and has several projects in development.

In December 2013, Nival raised $6 million in its Series A funding round led by Almaz Capital. The funds will be used for global expansion.

Credited on 136 Games from 1993 to 2018

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Prime World: Defenders 2 (2018 on Windows)
while True: learn() (2018 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, Android...)
Prime Arena (2017 on Windows)
Blitzkrieg 3 (2017 on Windows, Macintosh)
VRobot (2017 on PlayStation 4, Windows)
In Mind 2 (2017 on Macintosh, Linux, Windows)
InCell (2015 on Windows, Linux, Macintosh)
Blitzkrieg 3: Deluxe Edition (2015 on Macintosh, Windows)
In Mind (2015 on Windows, Linux, Macintosh)
Blitzkrieg: Complete Pack (2015 on Windows)
Etherlords (2014 on iPhone, iPad, Android)
Prime World (2014 on Windows)
Prime World: Defenders (2013 on Windows, Browser, Macintosh...)
Etherlords: Anthology (2012 on Windows)
King's Bounty: Legions (2011 on Windows, Browser, Windows Phone...)
Blitzkrieg 2: Anthology (2008 on Windows)
Talvisota: Icy Hell (2007 on Windows)
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Gold Edition (2007 on Windows)
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East (2007 on Windows)
Day Watch (2007 on Windows)

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History +

May 11, 2005

The company acquires Targem Games.

April 5, 2005

The company is acquired by Ener1 Group. The development teams stay in Moscow, but Nival, Inc. is to be located in Lauderdale, Florida and will house marketing, management and creative teams to aid in development.

1996

Company founded in Russia.

Trivia +

Company Contact Info and Location (2007):

Corporate Headquarters:

10 bld., 1st Volokolamsky proezd

Moscow 123060, Russia

Tel: +7 (495) 363-9630

Fax: +7 (495) 363-9631

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