2020 was a challenging year for many. Each of us faced our own challenges and trials, but we can proudly say that here at PowerPlay Studio we faced them the best we could and as such we have many pleasant memories.
We have released Athletics Mania, which is very popular in the gaming community and has even been supported by many professional athletes and world-class representatives - Ján Volko, a successful Slovak sprinter and Olympic medalist, being the face of the game. Towards the end of the year, we re-sealed partnerships with Naďa Bendová and her project Our Athletics, Ján Volko and Matej Beňuš. We also continue to support the Biathlon Mania Sports Club under the leadership of Dušan Šimoček.
Along with being interested in supporting sports, we are also growing in our professional field. In 2020, we continued the GamesLab project, where we already have 10 teams of talented high school students - perhaps future stars of the gaming industry in Slovakia. During the year, we also presented our know - how in the form of lectures at universities and to fellow professionals at various conferences. We are also learning ourselves. In 2020, we successfully completed the Google for Startups Accelerator, for which we were selected as the only Slovak company among tens to hundreds of other applicants. We have successfully started the PPS Academy, where we study important topics together with colleagues.
And, of course, we cannot forget the number of Slovak and foreign conferences in which we regularly participate, although this year online only.
We are aware that education and professional knowledge are essential for everyone's growth, but we do not forget about personal development and mental well-being.
That's why we started with a people management system in which each of us has our own people manager who helps us develop our potential. Equally beneficial are the so-called "Psycho sessions", which help us not to go crazy and create a healthy work-life balance in times of home isolation.
Although the year 2020 was marked by loneliness and separation for many, we at PPS took every opportunity and spent as much time together as we could. At a time when circumstances allowed, several of us met on a hiking trip or while playing games. The highlight of the year was a great summer barbecue, where we all finally saw each other live, and in addition to eating well, we played football, board games or just chilled in the sun-drenched park and couldn't take long enough to look at each other.
We also found a way to diversify the time spent in separation. We enjoyed it with many joint online activities. Friday's online beer or playing online games together was especially popular.
But enough talk. As they say, one look is more than 1000 words. For the year 2020, we have therefore prepared a short showreel video for you. We hope that you will like it and that the year 2021 will be even better for all of us than the last year.