Game Development & Art Production

Fgfactory provides a full range of game development services including:

  • Concept art
  • Cross-platform Development
  • Project Management
  • Art Direction
  • QA
  • Release Support

We provide services for publishers, developers and other businesses within the gaming and entertainment industry.

Since our foundation, we have released more than 300 projects in areas of 2D, 3D, vector graphics, animation, GUI and cross-platform game development. Fgfactory features a team of experienced artists, creative designers and developers.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2010
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
headquarters
  • 10 Podilskyi Ln
    Kharkiv +3 8(068)2127083
    Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Fgfactory is a Ukrainian provider of game development and consulting services.

My Talking Andy - game design and development

A virtual pet mobile game My Talking Andy was designed and developed by Fgfactory for iOS and Android. Available soon in stores.

Timber Slash - 2d graphics design and animation

After wireframing, Fgfactory designed 3D models, 2D characters, icons, interfaces, backgrounds and all other graphical assets for a mobile game.

Raise a Bird - AR Game

Fgfactory designed and developed an AR game for mobile devices that features users interaction with a virtual pet. Basic app functionality includes: playing, dancing, searching for food and feeding, changes in the mood of the animal depending on various factors.

More details are at Raise a Bird page.

Game environments - 3d assets

Barn illustration design for a mobile hidden object game.

Stage of work included: 

  • Concept Art 
  • 3D Modeling 
  • 3D Rendering 
  • Production

More illustrations here: 
https://fgfactory.com/en/work/3d-barn-and-forge

Mission Zoo - 2d game graphics design

Fgfactory team handled all aspects of graphics development stage for promotional mobile game including UX / UI design, 2D and 3D assets design, animation and assets optimization for Unity 3D engine. The game was built for both iOS and Android. Software used: 3ds Max, Maya, Vray, Photoshop.

More information about this game can be found here

https://fgfactory.com/en/work/mission-zoo

2d illustration design

2d illustration design for a mobile game promo

2d illustration design

Logo design for a mobile 2d tower defense game.

2d illustration design

2d illustration design for a casual game.

Knight 3d Character

Character design

3d modeling, texturing, rigging

Rendering setup

Reviews

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Development, Design, and Illustration for Game App

“They're flexible, responsive, and do high-quality work.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Working collaboratively with in-house engineers, Fgfactory manages game design and animation for our game app. They’re in charge of animation, illustration, and user interface.
 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
CEO, Game App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has grown significantly and has hundred of thousands of users. Experienced and professional, Fgfactory has become part of an internal team, while their transparency and ability to deliver top-notch results on time made them a reliable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of a game app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fgfactory?

Our app has short games of chance. We were growing, so we needed a company to supplement our game design, illustration and animation teams.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They produce a lot of frontend assets for us, such as game illustration and animation (our in-house team does the development as well). They use HTML to animate our games and provide a richer experience for our users. They've become part of our team and continue to help us with multiple projects.

What is the team composition?

We mostly work with one of their co-founders, but we've also communicated with other members of their team.

How did you come to work with them?

I found them through an online search when I was looking for additional engineering and design resources.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent between $100,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in 2017 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Our company has grown significantly since we started working with them. We had two games in our app, but now we have more than 20 games and hundreds of thousands of users. We have a fairly large team in-house that includes engineers and designers, so it's been a joint effort.

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very organized and good at execution. Also, they're great communicators. They use Basecamp on their end and everything is very transparent, so we can see who is working on our account and provide feedback. They're based in Ukraine, but we haven't had any issues with scheduling.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're flexible, responsive, and do high-quality work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be clear about your needs and understand their skills to ensure your collaboration is successful.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Graphic Design for Mobile Game Development Company

"Their cost is remarkably reasonable for what they deliver."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After wireframing, Fgfactory designed 3D models, characters, icons, interfaces, and all other graphical assets for a mobile game. Now, they're preparing the graphics for launch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sofia, Bulgaria
Nikolay Ananiev
CEO, No Six Five
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Executives praise Fgfactory's designs for their professional aesthetics. Their talented designers deliver high-quality graphics at a cost-effective price. Meeting all expectations, they continue to prove themselves as a top-notch service.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of No Six Five, a software development company. We produce mobile games for iPhone and Android.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fgfactory?

We needed a design team for our mobile game.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Fgfactory started by creating the design documents and requirements for our project. We primarily sent them descriptions of the visual assets we needed. Their team designed models of different characters in a 3D environment. They also created all the icons, interfaces, and all other graphical assets needed for our game. Currently, they're making sure our visuals display properly for our launch.

What is the team composition?

The team consists of a project manager, a 3D artist, and two 2D artists.

How did you come to work with Fgfactory?

I read some reviews on the internet and reviewed their previous projects. I really liked what I saw and contacted them.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested $50,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2018 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The game will be released in the next weeks. We’re extremely happy with the results thus far. The visuals they create are truly professional. Their design artists are excellent and provide critical graphics for the release of our project.

How did Fgfactory perform from a project management standpoint?

They always meet my high expectations. I’m happy with the overall completion of their design work. We manage the project through Basecamp.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their talented designers provide exceptionally high-quality assets. Their cost is remarkably reasonable for what they deliver. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Before you start, have a detailed documentation of your requirements. They’ll do everything according to what you need.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Graphic Design for Social Casino Developer

“We’re very happy with their service.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jun. 2017 - May 2018
Project summary: 

Fgfactory assisted the UI/UX design for various mobile games. Specifically, they developed graphical assets like symbols, backgrounds, and animations. They deliver products after multiple rounds of feedback.

The Reviewer
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-Founder, Casino Game
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fgfactory developed aesthetically pleasing graphics that enhance the gaming experience for players. They communicate effectively using several project management tools. While some deliverables were completed behind schedule, they proactively engage with every stage of the process.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of a game development company. We specialize in social casino and slots games.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fgfactory?

We hired them to create some of our in-game graphics.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Fgfactory created various graphical assets for our mobile slot games like symbols, characters, objects, backgrounds, and animations. We’d provide them with early mock-ups to use as reference points and they’d present us with one option to give feedback on. They continued to refine the assets until the final versions were complete.

What is the team composition?

We worked with one designer, an animator, and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Fgfactory?

I found them by searching online for outsourcing companies.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from June 2017­–May 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We don’t have access to user feedback. We’re very happy with their service.

How did Fgfactory perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed quite well. We communicated via Slack, Jira, and Google Hangouts.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their project manager is a good communicator, pleasant to work with, and stayed involved throughout the process.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They didn’t have as much experience as we expected considering the amount of money we spent. As a result, some deliverables took longer to develop than anticipated.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile AR Game Dev for Graphic Design Studio

"[T]hey’ll do everything they can to make your requests happen."

 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Fgfactory built a simple AR game for iOS. They helped develop the game's logic and UI, design its characters, and program the game's functions. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sierre, Switzerland
Magaly Valette
CEO, nomadscreativ
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The game debuted to positive reviews of its graphics and interface. Fgfactory worked efficiently and quickly addressed inquiries. Their professionalism and responsiveness kept the project on track.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of nomadscreativ, a small graphic design studio in Switzerland.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fgfactory?

I wanted to create a mobile AR game and build amazing graphics.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I explained the game as well as I could, but was missing a lot of information. They helped me figure out the game’s logic, gave me great advice about the whole game process, and built the game for iOS. They did everything from the UI design to the 3D character design to the programming.

The game is simple, featuring a mini game and a little bird. You can take care of the bird and get accessories. It isn’t complete. We need to correct some bugs, and we might add more levels.

What is the team composition?

I worked with 6–10 people, and mainly communicated with the project manager.

How did you come to work with Fgfactory?

I found them on Clutch. I looked at different portfolios, and Fgfactory’s designs had what I was looking for.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent $26,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We launched two weeks ago, and we’re getting good feedback. People like the game. They’re very impressed with the graphics.

How did Fgfactory perform from a project management standpoint?

It was super efficient. We use Basecamp, and they’re quick to respond.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very professional. You can ask them anything, and they’ll do everything they can to make your requests happen.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The more precise information you give them, the easier their work will be.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UI/UX & Character Design for Video Game Developer

“They’re a professional team and working with them has been a pleasure each time.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Fgfactory provides video game design, working on multiple different projects. Providing 2D and 3D artwork, they have worked on UI elements for several games.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Paris, France
Oswald Bernard
Co-Founder, Metidia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their designs and artwork are always well received, with many clients expressing how much they enjoy them. The team is creative, professional, and organized, working hard to improve each time they embark on a new project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a co-founder and the CIO of Metidia, a video game company focused on ad games.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fgfactory?

Good-quality design is important for video games. I was looking for partners with the capacity to build great graphics on their own.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Fgfactory provided artwork for 2D and 3D projects. They also created most of the UI elements in our games. I usually send them mockups, based on which they proposed different details. They’ve served as the artist for six games.

What is the team composition?

I’ve worked with two of their project managers. Across all projects, they’ve assigned more than five people to our team.  

How did you come to work with Fgfactory?

I found them on Freelancer.com, where they posted part of their portfolio. They had a cartoon-like style that was suited for casual video games. I contacted them and we started the collaboration.

How much have you invested with them?

The average cost per game is $10,000. The total cost of their work so far has been $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Fgfactory in December 2015 and have an ongoing collaboration.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Their art has made a very good impression on our clients. One of them still has a character made by the team as his phone wallpaper, despite it being from a Christmas game.

How did Fgfactory perform from a project management standpoint?

We have meetings at the end of each project, in order to discuss how we can improve the process on both our sides. It’s a very constructive approach.

They’re able to speed up the work by augmenting the size of the team if we have a rush order. Whenever we encountered difficulties in creating original characters, they assigned a new artist to the task in order to offer us a completely new perspective and to ensure that our deadline will be respected. I find this to be very professional.

We have used Skype and Trello for communication. Each cartoon is represented by a Trello card, and the platform makes the work easy in general. They start their workdays at 10 a.m. on our time, which works well for us.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They create most of the artwork themselves, which means that each deliverable is a unique creation. This is very valuable for us and our clients.

They also deliver results fast. If I needed a new character for a game, I could send them some reference material and ask them to design one. I would typically receive a first draft of the character within a couple of days, which allowed me to adapt the imagery early on.

They have a comprehensive approach, and they want our projects to succeed. We receive feedback from their team on how we can improve the gameplay and other elements. They’re a professional team and working with them has been a pleasure each time.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Having direct discussions with the artists would be good. This is the only improvement point I can give. They have the capacity to manage their members, so direct contact isn’t essential. The collaboration has improved with each project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Dev & Design Partnership for IT Services Firm

“[T]he users of our apps and games gave them 4-or 5-star ratings.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2010 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Fgfactory designs and develops mobile games and business applications. They build native iOS and Android apps and work on augmented reality projects and 3D renderings. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
CEO, IT Services Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps built receive high ratings and positive user feedback. Fgfactory uses project management tools effectively and communicated well in their common native language. They meet the majority of deadlines and scale the team rapidly when needed.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of a travel tech startup.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fgfactory?

We started two years after the iPhone was launched. At that point, nobody had much experience with the SDK [software development kit]. There were some challenges, but I would attribute those challenges to Apple. We needed our mobile development done, and Fgfactory understood how to do complicated work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We changed the nature of the scope as we went along. Initially, the ideas for the games came from the company we were working with, but that company couldn't design or program very well, so everything was done from scratch by Fgfactory, besides the ideation.

Fgfactory developed native applications for iOS and Android. We did four to five native apps for iOS and a native app for Android.

Three years ago, we switched to a new company and started doing projects for business development. We did two business applications. One of the first applications we did was for Apple Watch. That was challenging, but they did it nicely and on time. We launched the app two weeks after the watches were available.

Business applications are less complicated compared to the games they used to make for us. They did the business apps for iOS only. We would do the design and they would create the vision and motion design, as well as connecting to the API.

When we moved to B2B, we also started working with them on augmented reality [AR] with Apple's kit. They were doing 3D rendering and other 3D work. 

What is the team dynamic?

At one point, 7–8 people were working with us. At the moment, there are 5 people. It depends on the complexity of the project and the speed that we want. There were 3D designers, renderers, and so on.

How did you come to work with Fgfactory?

One of my friends introduced me to one of the CEOs. Their prices are reasonable and this is what attracted us.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since March 2010 on different projects, and hopefully, we'll be working with them for a long time in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

It's fantastic. The users are happy. The work has its challenges, but the users of our apps and games gave them 4-or 5-star ratings. It was done the very beginning of the app economy, so it was one of the ageless kids' games. Fgfactory deserved the high marks.

How did Fgfactory perform from a project management standpoint?

The project management was done by one of their CEOs, but they would improve if they hired more people. We were fine because we have programmers ourselves from the backend and do our own Agile programming and project management. 

We communicated through Skype and Slack. They are also employing different tools like JIRA, Basecamp, and Asana. They are very good at using these tools. We spoke in our native language. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

In terms of time management and deadlines, they are within 5% deviance, which is very good for mobile development. I've never met a company who are 100% correct in their estimations. They understand what they do in terms of estimation and they're reasonable.

I'm amazed how quickly they can scale. Sometimes, they hire people within weeks of what we need, which is amazing. They have lots of resources and they know those resources very well. 

I would praise their design of the games and understanding of how design works.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The better you write what they need to do, the better they'll understand it, and the better it will be for you as a customer. If you're vague or you don't know what you're doing, it's going to be more difficult for you.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer