Yohoho Games, Happy 5th Anniversary! 🎉🎆
Yes-ah, our company turned 5 years old in July of this year!
5 years of establishing all processes, the arrival of new employees, and the forced separation from the old ones! 5 years of new projects, updates of old ones, launches, testing, ups and downs! 5 years of friendship and good relations! These are exceptional, very cool 5 years, and there are witnesses of the process of the company’s formation from the first day of its foundation – our “old men” (the founders and Nikita)!
We approached the round date as part of 9 people, a well-coordinated team with a high level of self-organization, motivation, and interaction! We are:
— CEO and co-founder of the company Evgeny Fedoseev,
— Сo-founder and developer Alexander Fedoseev,
— Product Manager and Lead Unity 3D Developer Nikita Kirilyuk,
— Project Manager and Lead Unity 3D Developer Dmitry Stroev,
— Art Lead and concept artist Anton Alexandrov,
— Project Manager and Lead Unity 3D Developer Ilya Hourani,
— Game Designer, Level Designer Ilya Paev,
— QA engineer Maria Stefan,
— public relations specialist Elena Foigel.
What do all these people think about working at Yohoho Games? 😸 Something like this:
💭 “Through thorns to the stars!”
💭 “Some kind of work was going on in his brain — God knows what, but in any case interesting.” Jack London, from The Path of False Suns.
💭 “Working at Yohoho is doing what you love from morning to night.”
💭 “Wake up with a smile, burst into the office in the morning – with an even bigger smile.”
💭 “Soulful and melodious!”
Who works well, rests well, and vice versa. We grandly celebrated our mini-anniversary, we are waiting for breakthrough projects from ourselves!
For 4 weeks, the entire Yohoho Games team competed with each other in a step competition. The goal was – to walk more than the others.
The individual winner is Ilya Khurani with 373,337 steps in 28 days.
The winners in the team standings are the OSTEOCHONDROSIS team consisting of Evgeny and Alexander Fedoseev and Ilya Hurani with a result of 864,507 steps in 4 weeks!
The competition rallied us, gave us the opportunity to communicate in non-standard small groups, motivated us to move more!
Our official YouTube channel is called Red Ball Official and already has 2320 subscribers. The geography of our subscribers is very wide, we are watched in Russia, the United States, Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, India, Vietnam, the Philippines, the UK, Indonesia, Ukraine and many other countries!
We have released a series of videos with creative workshops “How to mold a Red Ball Super Run character from plasticine”, we have a series of videos in the let’s play genre, as well as the most popular videos – trailers for Red Ball 4 and Red Ball Super Run.
The videos on our channel have already been viewed 673,635 times! We hope that interest in our content will continue to increase!
We jokingly named our new corporate challenge “The Walking Dead 2”, and it started today – March 28!
There are exactly 4 weeks of step counting ahead of each of the 9 members of our tireless team. We will sum up the results on April 25, and there will be several winners.
Firstly, in the individual competition the staff member who make more steps than everyone else will single-handedly win.
Secondly, we have a “team standings”. The great random divided us into three teams of three people:
1) Super Run (Dmitry Stroev, Elena Foigel, Ilya Paev);
2) “Osteochondrosis” (Evgeny and Alexander Fedoseev, Ilya Hurani);
3) “Knight’s move” (Maria Stefan, Anton Aleksandrov, Nikita Kirilyuk).
The winner will be the team that takes more steps in total than the other two, but not less than 550,000 steps for three.
Prizes – desirable for each of us in Yohoho Games: a personal gift for a personal victory – cool sneakers, for a team victory – certificates to the sporting goods store for each member of the winning team.
The mood is excellent, ahead of a four-week struggle with periodic summing up of intermediate results! Good luck everyone!
There is a tradition in our team – to spend every Friday a non-standard working day. One Friday is dedicated to summing up the results of the past two weeks, the next Friday is beer o’clock. As a rule, our informal “gatherings” take place online, beacause part of the team works remotely from other cities. However, the end of the last week, March 18, was fully offline!
We have already said we love corporate parties, we love to relax as much as we love to work. We decided that it was time for spring and new meetings. We chose the “IT” quest, and visited it. There we had to join the “Losers Club” (like the characters of the book by Stephen King and the movie based on it) and try to get out of all this trouble alive and unharmed. We tickled our nerves, laughed heartily, spent almost an hour shoulder to shoulder, back to back in the truest sense of the word. Once again we realized for ourselves that we can trust each other, we can rely on each other, and that we are a real team.
Our evening ended with a stormy exchange of impressions, endless conversations about everything in the atmosphere of the SOHO restaurant. In a month we plan to repeat and finally revive this good tradition of spending time together.
Yohoho Games and FDG Entertainment already pushed out its winter update in Red Ball Super Run last week.
This new update brings a snowy theme to all locations, and it is wonderfull!
Moreover, you will be able to collect candy canes to get a new costume for Red Ball.
This costume will be available in the winter period and next seasons, too.
Go to the game and admire the winter landscapes with Red Ball!
RED BALL SUPER RUN is already available for download on Google Play and App Store 🎉🎉🎉
Our new endless runner game is out today!
Red Ball, Foxy, Greeny, Blue – four superhero friends who will save this world from the Evil Cubes invaders with you!
Run, roll, dodge and speed up – Red Ball Super Run is made for that. Find the best way to prevent the mad Square Boom and defeat every Cubo Boss! 🔴◼️
Download for free on Google Play and App Store now! Active link in the profile header 🌐
Let’s talk about our trip to the main gaming conference – DevGAMM-2021. Briefly, it was informative, exciting, fun, noisy, tasty, and satisfying! Almost 3 days of continuous communication on professional and not only topics. A massive charge of approving and inspiration!
Now let’s get down to the details.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Ticket sales for offline, real, warm, and tube DevGAMM are opening. So long-awaited! We make a survey of employees, 100% of colleagues answer “YES!”
Thursday, July 22, 2021.
We buy tickets for DevGAMM for each employee and plane tickets for those who do not live in Moscow, but most of them are. We book a hotel. Everything, ready, ahead of 1.5 months of anticipation and anxious waiting.
Monday, August 30, 2021.
One of the employees is quarantined for COVID-19. We understand that he does not get to DevGAMM with us in any way. We turn to the organizers of DevGAMM for a ticket refund, slightly unexpectedly for ourselves, we receive a positive answer! Thank you, Sergey Chernobrivets, for your help, and what a prompt one! You are super!
August 30, 2021 – September 4, 2021.
We are sad that our colleague is not coming with us, but we promise him to have fun with all our hearts and for him (the promise, by the way, was fulfilled)!
Sunday, September 4, 2021.
Lena Foygel flies to Moscow first. Nikita Kirilyuk and Dima Stroev, having made a PCR test on the way, arrive at the hotel a couple of hours later. Ilya Paev, who had come from Kaliningrad, was already waiting here. Alexander Fedoseev had already been in Moscow for a couple of days. Maria Shtefan, our QA, joined us soon. We leave for the Pravda club for the pre-party.
There we meet many familiar faces: our beloved partners from Versus.Legal, Alexandra and Alina, Olga Wagner and Alla from HunTeam, friends from Herocraft, and many, many others!
We had a great time! We had a lot of conversations. It was a healthy combination of circumstances and the best spontaneous decision – on the very first evening to get to know each other after a party to spend extra time at a restaurant at a common table, exciting conversations, and funny jokes.
Monday, September 6, 2021.
We wake up, get ready, have a quick breakfast, go to a corporate photo session. We were filmed by photographer Victoria Brovkina and made a short individual photoset for each, and then – shots of the whole team! Now we will have something to share on social media and on our website. Then – a detailed study of stands, showcases, visiting reports.
Dmitry Stroev and Nikita noted for themselves the lecture “CI / CD at Playrix: How to Assemble Thousands of Builds per Day for Different Platforms”: be helpful. ”
Lena Foygel, interested in promotion and PR, as well as remembering her childhood, visited “FIRESIDE CHAT: DENDY and creation of new reality.” It was fantastic to learn the whole truth about the rise of one of the most famous companies among children in the 90s.
Maria Shtefan visited How to build a studio with your first indie game to understand “what a studio is and what it is eaten with.”
Ilya Paev arranged a real merch-hunting, met many familiar people, even those with whom he studied together at GUKIT, in general. Ilya fulfilled his childhood dream – to attend a game conference, which is exactly what he wanted when he leafed through specialized magazines and read reviews. Impressions are rapidly positive!
Evgeny Fedoseev singled out for himself an exciting lecture by Anton Volkov “Win the market without selling a soul.” There he once again confirmed the correctness of his own thoughts: in pursuit of KPIs, we must not forget why we came to gamedev – to make terrific games, to give the world something cool and new!
Among the showcases, the guys singled out for themselves a game about a protein Squirrels Rush, a card mobile phone Argy Bargy Craft, a VR game Hard Bullet.
We got acquainted with our excellent suppliers of merch – “Firm” Niko “and our excellent manager Ilona, met with potential partners.
After studying, meeting, communicating with the entire staff, together with Ilya Khurani and Dmitry Panteleev, our freelance artist, who joined us, we went to the Main Party at AFLoft.
Honestly? We liked! We met new people there, laughed, talked, danced, partied, and got incredible pleasure from this enchanting gamedev party! It was a fantastic day and an equally excellent ending! At the hotel, we were satisfied, happy, tired!
Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
We woke up in the morning not as vigorously as in the previous days. However, on this day we had a birthday boy – Dmitry Stroyev, it was impossible to sleep! In the morning, they congratulated him, presented him with a dream gift! Dima, happy Birthday! Stay the same super fun and cheerful! Be happy! Hugs!
Of course, we made one more final “round” of the conference, looked at what we did not have time for on Monday. There was not much time for this; it was the day of departure. Before the transfer to the airport, we discussed our impressions and thoughts about the past two days.
Our feelings and emotions coincided. Those who attended DevGAMM, not for the first time, noted that the atmosphere and continuity were preserved – just as friendly, explosive, and fun. Those who came for the first time experienced the wow effect! Unique, unforgettable! We will definitely “leave you again,” DevGAMM! Thanks!
Our new website is at the final stage of content filling. We have collected here comprehensive information about our company, our team and, of course, about our projects! Welcome!
We moved to our new site for more than six months: so much time passed from the idea to the final implementation and filling.
Now we are glad to present you with a complete portal with comprehensive information about Yohoho Games.
You will read the latest news, find current vacancies, meet all our team members in absentia, download the necessary media content.
The site will be kept up to date, updated with news, and fresh photo/video content. Right from here, you can follow our Instagram.
You still need to look for such a decadent, active, cheerful, and upbeat corporate party! And we had one! We celebrated the 4th anniversary of the Yohoho Games a whole weekend, and we didn’t have too much. So what did we do on this momentous day?
We have tried as many activities for ourselves as many do not have time for a year. And only one day was enough for us.
The morning began early – at 9 o’clock, we all met on Predmostovaya Square. In a friendly company, we went to the Park of the Conquerors of Space – the one built around the landing site of Yuri Gagarin. We drove around the park far and wide. Fortunately, we were on electric scooters and were not tired at all. We visited both the place where the “capsule” fell and where Yuri Alekseevich himself landed. Engaging, informative, entertaining!
Then we went to Fort Boyard! Monsieur Passepartout met us, as expected, and accompanied us throughout the game. Here we competed between each other: in accuracy, speed, developed a love for insects and nasty cocktails, defining the composition to taste. We took away all the gold from the fort! Then we went to the center of Saratov for a mini-excursion for the guests of our city. We had lunch and went to the Hermes country complex.
An excursion to the equestrian club, horseback riding, relaxing in the pool, beach volleyball, and, finally, a gala dinner with warm wishes to each other, cool gifts for each employee from the company – it all happened to us in the afternoon.
Happy, contented, grateful, now we remember this day exclusively with a smile!