News – September 6th, 2019
Mansion Games, the mallorcan videogames development studio founded by Victor Fernández, Mar Gallardo and Xavier Borrull, keep on getting support on their project Operation Highjump. After winning the Best Business Project prize at Palma Activa, be finalist in the Connect’Up contest sponsored by Grupo Serra and La Caixa, the studio gets into the Corporate program of Lanzadera and Sony Playstation, providing the studio a year of intensive acceleration with technical and logistic support to develop its first videogame.
Selected with other business projects of all over Spain that bring solutions and innovative propositions to different sectors and industries such as the technological, entertainment, fashion, food or transport, Mansion Games’ members get ready to receive assessment and training in the Marina de Empresas facilities in Valencia through Lanzadera, Juan Roig’s start-ups accelerator and incubator. The business model that entrepreneurs learn is Total Quality, counting on specific assessment to improve their product, grow the number of customers and reach the company’s sustainability.
This acceleration and incubation program takes one year and, during this time, Mansion Games benefits from the support and monitoring of a Major like Sony. By the end of the program, the video game should be finished with a high quality and playability standards for the PlayStation 4 platform, having the opportunity for a whole world promotion from Sony. This is a strong boost for the company allowing it to, potentially, increase the team, whose head office is located in the Parc Bit incubator, in Palma de Mallorca.
Two of the technical and art staff are located in Madrid and the CEO and main programmer, Victor Fernández, moved to Valencia to benefit from the Lanzadera Corporate PlayStation program.
Operation Highjump is a video game based on Second World War legends developed in five stages. The main character, Joe Kawalsky, is a tribute to those unknown heroes of the Second World War that fought and immolated themselves for the freedom that we now enjoy.
A strong story, the retro aesthetic, the pixel-art and the deep care for ambience quality, the character design and backgrounds are this studio’s main hallmarks that aim to regain the excitement of classic video games together with modern technology making, from the video game as the main element, a transmedia model that allows to offer other products from the original game’s universe like comics, novels, artbooks, soundtracks or even a cartoon or real action series, complementing it and increasing user’s experience.
Lanzadera, along with EDEM Escuela de Empresarios and the investment society Angels, are part of Marina de Empresas, an initiative from Juan Roig located in the Marina de Valencia that aims to train, assess and invest on today’s and tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, betting on wealth creation, business and fostering cultural and entrepreneurship.
Lanzadera offers a variety of programs according to the state and maturity of the companies and its projects. Furthermore, it also has Corporate agreements with big companies, allowing entrepreneurs the possibility to face new innovative challenges. In order to take part in their programs, entrepreneurs can send their projects to www.lanzadera.es.