Our journey with video games began in 2012 when Paweł Graniak founded ‘Potęga Obrazu’ – Poland’s first school of concept art and digital painting (www.potegaobrazu.pl).
By taking one of its courses, students can learn to design characters, monsters, machines, and environments for the purpose of game development. Lectures are grounded in the gaming industry’s most common practices and latest trends. Many students found themselves employed as artists by gamedev companies after finishing the course.
The school’s crowning achievement was publishing the first concept art coursebook in Poland. The book came out in 2018 in Poland and it’s now available at Empik bookstores across the whole country.
To this day ‘Potęga Obrazu’ collaborates with the best artists in the gaming industry.
Paweł Graniak, chairman of the board
Paweł Graniak – a designer by education, holds an MA degree in visual communication. He founded ‘Potęga Obrazu’ in 2012 where he gives classes in concept art and digital painting to this day. Two-times juror in Team Game Development Competition held by the Lodz University of Technology and the Academy of Fine art in Lodz.
Mr. Graniak is the chairman of Burning Knight game studio, which he founded in 2017. In addition, he serves the role of game designer and leads the concept art department. His duties also include scriptwriting, character design, and gameplay design. In 2018 his studio started working on a game called Johan: The Witch’s Wrath.
Burning Knight is currently a division of Image Power S. A. In his spare time, Mr. Graniak practices traditional archery. More than one werewolf and ork were felled by his arrows. He’s also a fan of fantasy. His favorite universe is the Old World.
Marcin Zaleński, chairman of the supervisory board
Marcin Zaleński – a graduate of the Faculty of Management at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, and an entrepreneur since 1999. Specializes in sales and financial markets. From 2015 to 2019 he was a co-owner and president of the management board of Fundusz Stabilnego Rozwoju Sp. z o.o., as well as a chairman of the supervisory board of Income Capital Sp. z o.o., and a co-founder of Movie Games S.A., which he successfully introduced through subsidiaries in 2018 to the New Connect market. Currently, preparations are underway for the transition to the Warsaw Stock Market.
Example titles produced by Movie Games:
- Alaskan Truck Simulator
- The Beast Inside
- Lust for Darkness
- Dywizjon 303
Jarosław Chałas, vice-chairman of the supervisory board
Jarosław Chałas – founder and managing partner of one of the leading law firms in the country, Chałas i Wspólnicy. He’s an arbitrator at the court of arbitration at PKPP Lewiatan. He also serves as an arbitrator at the court of arbitration at the Krakow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and as a board member of the Baltic Business Forum. He’s an author of numerous publications and multiple books. Considered to be one of the most opinion-making law experts in Poland. He won many awards and distinctions, including Optimist of the Year 2017, Personality of the Year 2016, Top-5 managing partners of Gazeta Finansowa 2016, and the Manager of the Year 2010.
Publishing and marketing – PlayWay S.A
Play Way S.A – the largest video game publisher in Poland.
- Published titles such as:
- Car Mechanic,
- Farm Manager,
- House Flipper,
- Cooking Simulator,
- Bum Simulator,
- and many others.
Play Way handles publishing, marketing, quality assurance, and they also provide support with Kickstarter campaigns. This shareholder promises to provide us with an insurmountable amount of support, which will help us pursue our goals.