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Founded: 1993[1]
Defunct: 2012[2]
2-ya Frunzenskaya 10/1, Moscow, Russia[3]
12-1 Bolshaya Novodmitrovskaya, 4th floor, Moscow, 127015, Russia[4]

Akella (Акелла) was a Russian software company specializing in the development, publishing and distribution of video games and multimedia products. It also specialized in localizing games for the CIS market, most notable examples being the Prince of Persia series by Ubisoft and the Postal series by Running with Scissors.

In 2004, they partnered with Empire Interactive to bring the PC version of Crazy Taxi 3 to the CIS audience while also being responsible for the Russian localization of the game. Later, in 2006, in cooperation with SEGA, Akella has worked to localize the first two games of the Sakura Taisen franchise into Russian language, effectively marking the first time both games have ever been localized into an European language.

The company ceased its operations in 2012 due to commercial failures of their later releases and $6,000,000 it had in debt.