Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Moscow, Akella has become a leading developer, publisher, and distributor of PC console games and multimedia products on the Russian and CIS market. Over these successful years of constant development, Akella has contributed its most important achievements to the building capacity of the Russian and CIS gaming market: Akella was the first to publish an officially localized game (POD, Ubisoft) in Russia. In 2000, Akella finished developing Sea Dogs, and since that time it proved to be one of the worlds leaders in naval game development. Building upon Sea Dogs success, Akella acquired the right to develop the licensed product of the Hollywood bestseller - Pirates of the Caribbean (Worldwide publisher: Bethesda Software). The game supported two platforms, PC and Xbox, and it was a hit around the world.