On August 2, Minsk hosted a grand celebration of the birth of Wargaming – the creator of the mega-popular all over the world video game World of Tanks. For 15 years the company has had time to go through a lot and have a very long way from a group of enthusiasts to an international corporation, so that the holiday was different unprecedented scale. We congratulate Wargaming happy birthday and tell how it was.
1. Let’s start with a short story about the company. About the existence of Wargaming you may still not know. But if you – a real man, and for once in his life were holding a joystick, which is more than 5 buttons – you just can not know about the main company hit – the game World of Tanks, enjoys great popularity around the world.
2. Wargaming The company was founded in 1998 by a group of enthusiasts from Belarus, fans of military strategy computer games, decided to try his hand as a game developer.
3. Today Wargaming – is an international company with 16 offices and 1,800 employees worldwide.
4. Wargaming – one of the world’s largest publishers and developers in the market free-to-play MMO (for those who understand what it is …)
5. But, back to the celebrations in Minsk, which passed under the slogan «Wargaming – 15 years in the ranks!”
6. At the festival were invited employees and their families, and about two hundred journalists from around the world. In total, more than 4,000 guests gathered.
7. As a place of celebration was selected historical and cultural complex “Stalin Line”, which is not only able to accommodate as many participants of the ceremony …
8. … But also fits into the concept of the company’s projects, provided there is a big thanks to the exposure of various military equipment.
9. It is worth mentioning (and soon you will understand why) that in their games Wargaming pays great attention to historical context, recreating the atmosphere, such as the second world war or medieval battles.
10. But in 2006, the company released a turn-based strategy Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power (in Russian game is known as “The Inhabited Island: The Epilogue”), which was based on the famous work by the Strugatsky brothers, and contained many references to the plot of the story, and to all the brothers birthday the universe.
11. Three of the company’s flagship project – World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and World of Warships-parts of a single game universe Wargaming.net, uniting millions of players around the world in the global community vargeymerov.
12. However, this is not the first and only company projects. Since its founding has been developed and published a number of strategies, experience over which the developers have in creating the most popular and recognized all over the world game project – World of Tanks.
13. On the eve of the main holiday of the press provided a unique opportunity to participate in the filming of the movie itself.
14. Just like in their games, Wargaming has thrown the characters at first during the Second World …
15. Then in the Middle Ages …
16. And then completely in the future! However, it looks like the future – is unclear. It is just blue and green screens, which will then be superimposed image.
17. For those who are unable to wake up the morning after a full day of fun filming, conducted a tour of Minsk.
18. At the entrance visitors met a wall in which it was possible to screw “for good luck” dedicated to each guest personal bolt.
19. And then everyone will find a huge number of different gaming platforms where guests entertained as they could. So great that they even had to put on a special card.
20. While they rode on tanks …
21. Swam across the lake to the obscure pieces …
22. Shot from a giant slingshot …
23. And play different games (and this is not the entire list of available entertainment) …
24. In the sky, hovering flight group “Russia”, performing above the line of Stalin beautiful tricks.
25. Not left unattended and concert organizers of the program. As the headliner of the event was invited by the group The Offspring.
26. In addition to the festival were “B-2”, local Belarusian stars “Leprikonsy” and «Hurts».
27. And those who do, after all this there were still at least some forces waited mix by DJ Fedde Le Grand and laser show.
28. But the celebration ended, as expected, a grand fireworks display.
Happy Birthday, Wargaming! We wish for at least another 15 successful years and look forward to new mega-games.