New Delhi: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, is pleased to announce the opening of its third studio in India in Silicon Valley Bengaluru. The studio will house all the services that Keywords India offers, including Art Services (Lakshya Digital), Localization, Functionality Quality Assurance, and Game Engineering.
A testament to the company’s rapid expansion, the new studio extends across 32,000 square feet and aims to provide a spacious, modern, and productive environment for Keywords’ employees. The facility can seat a workforce of 600, meeting the growing client demand for its specialized services.
The studio strives to operate in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner. Elimination of plastic and exclusive use of renewable resources for its power supply are some measures to be implemented. By strongly emphasizing upholding the highest quality standards, the studio endeavors to establish an employee-friendly environment to attract top talent.
This cutting-edge facility demonstrates the company’s commitment to regional growth and a keen interest in harnessing Indian talent in line with its ‘Destination India’ campaign. Keywords Studios aims to hire staff across positions in Game Art, Functionality Quality Assurance, Game Development, and Localization.
Keywords’ dedication to excellence and security is reflected in the new game development centre’s IT infrastructure. It will act as a backup site for the company’s India IT operations, ensuring business continuity during disruptions. With a robust 10G network and server infrastructure in addition to the most secure firewalls, Keywords prioritizes protecting its client’s sensitive data. Furthermore, the facility adheres to the ISO 27001 – ISMS Governance, strengthening its security protocols.
“These are exciting times for us and the gaming industry in general. Bengaluru is a city with a remarkable blend of talent, innovation, and cultural diversity,” said Raju Patil, Studio Head of Lakshya Bangalore and also responsible for managing the studio operations of Keywords Bangalore. “Having a presence in Bengaluru allows us to tap into the city’s exceptional pool of talent, as well as provide our employees with a world-class working environment. We look forward to contributing to the growth of the local gaming industry and further strengthening our relationships with our valued clients.”
On the occasion of the announcement, Manvendra Shukul, CEO of Lakshya Digital and Country Head India of Keywords Studios, said, “Our new facility not only demonstrates Keywords’ commitment to delivering top-notch services but also highlights Bengaluru’s prominence as a game development hub. We are confident that this new studio will further enhance our capabilities and enable us to provide even more innovative solutions to our clients. Bengaluru’s rich talent pool and thriving gaming ecosystem make it an ideal location for us to continue pushing the boundaries of game development and create exceptional gaming experiences.”
About Keywords Studios
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. Established in 1998 and now with over 70 facilities in 24 countries strategically located in Asia, the Americas, Australia, and Europe, it provides integrated Art Creation, Marketing Services, Game Development, Testing, Localization, Audio and Player Support services across more than 50 languages and 16 game platforms to a blue-chip client base of over 950 clients across the globe.
Lakshya Digital, a part of Keywords Studios, is a leading provider of Game Art and Animation services to the global games industry and has worked with most of the biggest game developers and publishers in the world. With over 750 employees and contributions to more than 150 AAA titles across all major platforms and genres, Lakshya is known not only for its high-quality work but also for its best-in-class processes. Lakshya has three studios in India (Gurgaon, Bengaluru, and Pune) and one in the US (Seattle), along with teams in the UK and Japan. The company is growing rapidly and seeing strong growth across all studios worldwide.
Lakshya provides solutions that are customized to client requirements. In addition to creating 2D, 3D, Animation and VFX assets for our clients, we also provide them with services to help establish the look and feel for their games. Our asset/ environment pre-production services have enabled our clients to focus on their core tasks and made working with external development partners a lot easier.
Some of the recent titles that Lakshya has worked on include Elden Ring, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Psychonauts 2, Returnal, Halo Infinite, Diablo II: Resurrected, Borderlands 3, Destiny 2, Fifa Online 4, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Forza Horizon 5, No More Heroes III and WWE2k22.