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PCF Group S.A (People Can Fly) expands its VR competencies with a third acquisition of 2021

PCF Group S.A (People Can Fly) expands its VR competencies with a third acquisition of 2021

Warsaw, 13.12.2021

The Company has signed a development and publishing agreement with Incuvo S.A. for implementing changes in a computer game from the PCF Group portfolio, necessary to make the game compatible with all virtual reality platforms, and has purchased the controlling shares of the studio from Katowice from the Estonian company OÜ Blite Fund.

This means that a new project of Incuvo S.A. will be produced within the PCF Group. It will be fully funded by PCF Group S.A. The commercial launch of the game is planned before the end of 2023.

Incuvo is a developer studio specializing in production of games for virtual reality platforms.

Incuvo, managed by Andrzej Wychowaniec and Radomir Kucharski, was established in 2012 and from January 2021 is listed on NewConnect (an alternative trading system operated by the Warsaw Stock Exchange). Incuvo is responsible for VR editions of Bloober Team’s “Layers of Fear” and “Blair Witch”. Currently the company is working on the VR version of “Green Hell” from Creepy Jar’s portfolio. Incuvo will be an independent entity withing the group, which means it will be working for other clients from the game industry, similarly to Canadian studio Game On.

We welcome Incuvo in PCF family. We are closing our first year as a public company with a strong accent and we expand the Group’s competencies in a new, prospective area. While we were cooperating with Incuvo, we became convinced that they’re a partner worth investing in, also in the context of growing diversification of PCF’s portfolio – comments CEO of the Group, Sebastian Wojciechowski.  

Additionally, we will be building a synergy between Incuvo and our Chicago studio, which also has a wealth of experience in virtual reality gaming – adds Wojciechowski.

The PCF Chicago team (formerly Phosphor Games), led by Justin Corcoran, is known from many VR projects, including the impactful “The Brookhaven Experiment”.

We are very eager to cooperate with Incuvo’s team and go forward with this new project – comments Corcoran. For many years we are staunch believers in development of VR technology, so we are happy to work on such projects with Incuvo within our Group and build their success together with the biggest partners in the global industry – adds the Studio Head of People Can Fly Chicago.

Incuvo is a team of over 40 specialists with a passion for computer games and new technologies. With the addition of Incuvo to PCF Group, People Can Fly is now employing over 490 people around the world.

This is an important day for Incuvo’s growth. We are joining a strong stock market player, who shares our passion for VR. We will translate it to the projects produced together, but also in promoting and offering VR solutions for the global market – summarizes Andrzej Wychowaniec, CEO of Incuvo.

Joshua Santana joins PCF Group S.A. as a Chief People Officer

Joshua Santana joins PCF Group S.A. as a Chief People Officer

Warsaw, 26.11.2021

Joshua will be overseeing the Company’s people team, and be responsible for implementation of strategy, programs, and processes globally.

Arrival of Joshua Santana as a Chief People Officer at People Can Fly is a clear sign of the studio’s global ambitions, as well as further integration of the human resources management across all its locations. Thanks to his diverse experience in the advertising industry, together with his passion for video games and interest in the game development industry, Joshua will enrich the culture and HR operations of the organisation in close cooperation with the PCF Group executive team.

“Our goal was to strengthen the HR team to be ready to address all challenges ahead of us” – comments  Sebastian Wojciechowski, CEO of PCF Group S.A. “I trust that the addition of Joshua to our team will allow us to deliver a top-notch experience of working at People Can Fly to our Aviators at every latitude”.

Previously, Joshua Santana Joshua was the HR Director for Mirum & Mirum Shopper US, a subsidiary of Jay Walter Thompson, where he was responsible for the HR practice, employee culture of the organization and the employee performance programs. Directly before joining PCF, Joshua’s role was Head of Talent & Development for Wunderman Thompson North America, part of the WPP Group. For this company he oversaw employee engagement programs such as the employee appraisal program, management training, and employee onboarding. In addition to those positions, he has also worked  in mentoring for employees and managers, helping them to create and support mentor programs and employee resource groups.

Joshua’s leadership approach can be summed up as “We not Me”, and “To identify and remove the hurdles and frustrations that get in the way of our talent’s ability to do great work”.

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