Uppsala, Sweden – December 9, 2011 – Hansoft, the leading vendor of tools for project management and defect tracking for Agile and Lean software development, announced today that Avalanche Studios, creators of the award-winning franchise Just Cause, has successfully adopted Hansoft.
“For us, Hansoft was a major turning point in the project. Together with a fresh road map, Hansoft helped us structure and get an overview of our work, which has been immensely helpful. The more we use it, the more we want to use it,” said Dan Thronström, Senior Producer, Avalanche.
Hansoft’s fast performance in combination with an intuitive interface makes it an easy to use tool that typically becomes a natural part of the daily work at the studio. Agile, Lean, scheduling, bug tracking, workload coordination, portfolio- and document management: Hansoft brings it all together, makes it easier to get an overview of the project and ship on time with top quality.
“No studio wants to end up doing a death march. Where other tools fall short providing only flat lists of things to fix, Hansoft helps teams achieve a more proactive and structured approach. It’s no silver bullet, but certainly gives the team a better shot managing their production successfully. Avalanche Studios are not only doing exciting games but now also setting up an office in New York and we are thrilled to start working with them,” said Patric Palm, Hansoft CEO.
About Avalanche Studios
Avalanche Studios was founded in 2003 by Christofer and Linus Blomberg and is the original creators of the award-winning Just Cause franchise (published by Eidos/Square Enix). The Avalanche Studios headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden and a new studio in SoHo, New York was established in November 2011. The company develops games based on its proprietary technology, enabling unique open-worlds to be created based on original or licensed content. Avalanche Studios released its first XBLA/PSN/PC game Renegade Ops (published by SEGA) in September 2011. The studio is currently busy developing three AAA studios based on original and licenced IP's accross the teams in Stockholm and New York. More information is available on Avalanche Studios website: www.avalanchestudios.se.
Hansoft, winner of the Best Tools Provider-category in last year’s Develop Industry Excellence Awards, is an integrated solution for agile and lean development, collaborative scheduling, real-time reporting, bug tracking / QA, workload coordination, portfolio and document management, used by the most demanding software developers in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. The tool is fast and easy and builds on principles of team empowerment, increased communication, transparency, and collaboration. Hansoft 6.6 is taking reporting one step further, making it a more collaborative experience. www.hansoft.se