iWin opens an office in Kiev, Ukraine !

SAN FRANCISCO – August 22, 2008

iWin, Inc., a leading casual games developer and publisher, today announced the official opening of an office in Kiev, Ukraine .  The Kiev office is operating with 10 full-time iWin employees with plans to double the size of the office in the next year.

After having worked with several Eastern European engineering contractors for over 2 years, iWin decided that it was time to establish an official base of operations in Eastern Europe.  The current full-time staff consists of mainly web and game engineers but iWin has plans to add a game group, which would include adding artists and developers to the group.

“The Kiev office opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for iWin,” says Andy Hieke, iWin’s General Manager of Production. “Not only does this realize tremendous cost savings, but it also adds an excellent central point for an extremely talented set of people to our already solid worldwide group of developers.  We have experienced great results over the past two years from our Ukrainian contractors and look forward to working with them in the future as iWin employees.”

Adds Alexander Khilko, Kiev-based software engineer,” Working with iWin for the last two years has been great.  We are constantly challenged to perform but in a friendly and open environment.  When we first began working with a company that was based in America , no one knew if two offices so far away could work as a cohesive unit.  But now, two years later, we are becoming an official iWin office and the future looks bright.”

Both Hieke and Khilko agree that the time difference and communication can prove to be difficult at times, but the positives of the situation much outweigh the negatives. “We have better professional and financial opportunities working with iWin,”says Khilko. Adds Hieke, “Our Kiev office allows iWin to expand our employee base rapidly and with highly qualified and talented people.”


About iWin, Inc.:
Founded in 2001, iWin is a leading publisher and developer of online casual games for the mass market. The company operates iWin.com, is visited by millions of customers every month and offers over 450 download games, multiplayer games and ad-supported games provided entirely free to the end user. As a multi-platform publisher of casual games, iWin provides extensive resources, financing, marketing, and distribution services to independent game developers throughout the world. iWin received the most game nominations in 2007 by the Casual Games Association, making it the #1 casual game publisher of hit titles.  iWin has offices in San Francisco, Seattle and Kiev, Ukraine . Visit iWin at www.iwin.com.

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