On April 12, the “Association of Professionals of the Operating and Game Development Industry” (A PRIORI) was established in Russia. This is reported by Kommersant with reference to the data of the SPARK-Interfax database.
Alexander Mikheev, Product Director of VK Play, became the General Director of the association.
Sources of Kommersant specify that a PRIORI, in addition to VK, Astrum Entertainment, United Games and several other gaming companies are among the founders. The entire list is unknown.
Mikheev, in a statement to Kommersant, confirmed the creation A PRIORI. “The activities of the association will be aimed at building a dialogue between all participants of the gaming industry. The Association will coordinate initiatives to support the computer games industry, as well as act as an expert platform,” Mikheev said.
The fact that a new gaming association will appear in Russia was reported by Vedomosti sources at the end of March. They also claimed that VK invited 1C Game Studios and Lesta Games to join the association, but the companies refused.