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Lakshya to open new state-of-the-art studio in Bangalore

Author: OGoodwin
Date Published: 23/03/2021

Keywords Studios is delighted to announce the opening of Lakshya’s new game art studio in Bangalore, India.

Acquired by Keywords in 2014, Lakshya is India’s leading game art and animation company and the opening of its new premises in Bangalore will take its number of global locations to six.

Built to support Lakshya’s growing art services client base, the Bangalore facility will be a state-of-art studio featuring cutting-edge art and animation technology.

Lakshya plans to hire up to 100 people in Bangalore in the coming months, in different roles and positions such as project managers, art leads, animators and 3D artists.

The new studio will be headed up by Raju Patil, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, having co-founded Dhruva Interactive in 1996.

Raju brings with him a deep understanding of the game art business, and years of experience of building teams and managing studios.

Portrait image of Raju Patil from Lakshya, a Keywords StudioRaju Patil

Manvendra Shukul, CEO of Lakshya, said: “Bangalore has moved on from being an established IT hub and today is rife with innovative ideas, foreign investments and emerging unicorns. In addition, it is India’s gaming hub and so offers a huge talent pool.

“This perfect ecosystem made it an obvious choice for us when we considered expansion. Our clients’ faith in us as their trusted partner, especially during the challenging COVID times, has led us to increasing our team size so that we can continue to provide greater quantity of high-quality content.”

Founded in 2004, Lakshya is a pioneer in the art outsourcing services for the video games industry. The company has developed art and animation for some of the biggest game titles globally, for clients including Microsoft, Warner Brothers, Square Enix, From Software Disney and Bandai Namco.

Apart from the newly opened Bangalore studio, Lakshya has a presence in Gurugram and Pune in India, Seattle in USA, Tokyo in Japan and London in UK.

Shukul added: “The Bangalore office reaffirms our commitment to our clients. We are excited to set up a studio in Bangalore and look forward to doing some great work here on some of the biggest global games.”

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