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Playrix Entertainment
Basic Information
Business Type
Vologda, Russia (2004 (2004))
Playrix Games
Casual Games

Playrix Entertainment is a casual games developer and publisher headquartered in Vologda, Russia. Founded in 2004, it currently employs over 100 people. Playrix Entertainment offers premium downloadable games via its official web site.[1]

Playrix's games are available on multiple platforms, including PC, Mac, Nintendo DS/Wii, iPhone and other consoles/handhelds.

Playrix is successfully cooperating with the largest casual games portals including Big Fish Games, Yahoo!, MSN, Real Networks, AOL, iWin, Oberon, etc.

In addition to the in-house developed games, Playrix also acts as a publisher for a number of titles from external studios.[2] The company officially announced its plans to target publishing in October 2008.[3]

In 2009 Playrix started developing casual social games that can be played on social networking platforms such as Facebook, MySpace, Vkontakte, among others.

Facts and Numbers[]

  • Games released to date: 12
  • Concurrent internal projects: 7
  • Games localized into 12 languages with more coming soon
  • Internally developed web versions available for all games, improve conversion up to 14%
  • Games available at retail in more than 50 countries
  • 110% average annual growth


Main article: List of Playrix games


4 Elements[]

In 4 Elements players need to bring back the elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water, and save the kingdom by restoring four ancient books of magic.

  • IGN (Rating: 8.0/10.0, Impressive): "one of the surprise “casual games” finds of the year...” [4]
  • The 3rd ELAN Awards Nominee: Best Casual Game [5]


Fishdom, a combination of Match-3 and Sim, gives players a chance to build up their own dream aquarium and fill it with fish and ornaments.

  • Great Game Awards Nominee: Top Match-3 (RealGames, RealNetworks, Inc.)
  • iParenting Media Awards: 2009 Greatest Video Game
  • Conversion rate up to 14%

Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey[]

Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey, a combination of hidden object and Sim, takes players to the bottom of the sea to collect numerous hidden items to earn cash and build up aquariums of their own design.

  • AOL Games' Best of 2009: #1 Bestseller and Most Downloaded Game.

Around the World in 80 Days[]

Around the World in 80 Days, a Match-3 puzzler, inspired by Jules Verne’s classic novel, takes players on a journey around the four continents following the book’s storyline.

  • Great Game Awards Winner: Top Match-3 (RealGames, RealNetworks, Inc.) [6]

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