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.
Akella is a Russian software company specialising in the development, publishing and distribution of computer games and multimedia products. The founders of Akella met in 1993 and decided to start a company together. The company comprises five in-house development teams, a publishing house, a distribution center, a localisation team and a quality assurance department; in total, some 300 people are employed by Akella.
The name comes from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book character, wolves' pack leader Akela.
Originally Akella translated and sold pirated versions of the games. Its first officially licensed and translated game was Ubisoft-developed POD (published in 1997). During its early years, Akella was known for high quality translation and voice over of games such as Full Throttle, Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!, The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour.