Marcin Iwiński, Michał Kiciński

Founders, CD PROJEKT RED
Poland
for demonstrating that with passion and commitment world-leading excellence can be created in CEE
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About Marcin Iwiński, Michał Kiciński

Marcin Iwiński and Michał Kiciński are the founders of CD PROJEKT RED, a Polish video game developer, publisher and distributor.

Mr Kiciński and Mr Iwiński, both pioneers in video game distribution in Poland in the 90s, decided to employ their gaming industry experience in video game development. Hence, in 2007, The Witcher was born. After the success of the of the first installment of the game, the studio set sail for bigger leagues and began working on a sequel. Hitting PC in 2011 and Xbox 360 later in 2012, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings became one of the most critically acclaimed role-playing games in the genre’s contemporary history. What once started out as a small, skeleton-crew studio is now a premiere RPG developer, employing over 230 people from all around the world and setting the standard for the whole industry in terms of quality of games and the approach to gamers.

The studio is home to well over 300 game-making professionals from all over the globe.