Studio Spotlight: Geewa’s Smashing Success, Over 9 Million Players and Counting
Each month as part of our spotlight series, we focus on one of our partner studios and give you a glimpse behind what the company is like. Today’s post is for Geewa, a thriving studio with over 20 games, including Smashing Four, a no. 1 hit title with over 9 million players.
What is Geewa? It’s actually an acronym — Geewa stands for Games for Everyone, Everywhere, With Anyone. Geewa, based in the Czech Republic, is known for developing unique and engaging mobile player vs player (PvP) games such as Smashing Four.
The keys to developing these games are based on:
- Short-time matches of less than 5 minutes
- Clear results of winning or losing
- Matching players against other players from around the globe
- Longer, in-depth tournaments and leagues
A popular Geewa game: Smashing Four
Geewa reached mass success and in 2018, topped both the Czech App Store and Czech Google Play charts at no. 1, with the release of Smashing Four, a PvP game based on billiard physics. The game uses a little bit of billiards skill and guesswork to determine how the characters will bounce off one another.
By the end of 2018, the success of Smashing Four put Geewa on the map for creating immersive and engaging games.
Smashing Four facts:
- It’s a turn-based, card collectible strategy game
- You can duel players from around the world
- Win battles and earn rewards
- Create your own clan or join an existing one
- Share cards and strike up a chat with clan members
Where is Geewa based?
Geewa’s office sits in the heart of Prague, a historic city known for its flourishing arts and cultural scene. It’s home to the largest castle in the world, a beer spa (you can even bathe in it!), and a graffiti wall dedicated to John Lennon.
There are more than 20,000 creative actors, individuals, and companies. The city also has 95 museums, 180 galleries, and more than 100 creative spaces and community centers.
Other great reasons Prague is home to Geewa:
- Centrally located in Europe
- An affordable cost of living
- It’s a green city
Geewa’s growing team and company culture
Being immersed in a creative and ego-free atmosphere like Prague made sense for Geewa, so their team could focus on contributing to an emerging market for the gaming industry.
With more than 60 employees and counting, Geewa feels strongly about making sure team members are constantly collaborating, growing, and applying what they’ve learned.
The growing company consists of people who genuinely want to work together to make high-quality games.
Geewa is hiring
Geewa recruits top talent and education for game development. With over 20 games under their belt, joining the team at Geewa means opportunities for learning new skills and seeing projects to the end.
The team moves fast but holds one another accountable for ownership. They improve the quality of their games and build future games through problem-solving, constant iteration, and sticking to what they love, which is to make fun games for everyone.
“Being a passionate gamer myself, I am happy about being a part of a team that creates wonderful games for millions of other players worldwide,” said Sabína Hancinova, Head of Marketing at Geewa.