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Welcome to Alley Labs
We pioneer mobile gaming to deliver the best experience on our chosen platforms. At Alley Labs, we believe in supporting change. The video game and technology industries are in a constant state of evolution. Understanding these trends allows us to prepare for the future of Gaming and support the growing needs of both clients and consumers. We of course, hire exceptionally talented people from all over the globe that bring experience and international standards to the table, but that’s just the start. Commitment to our people is the real strength and key to success. We apply rigorous training and development systems, allowing our talent to evolve their skills alongside their careers, and stay ahead of the latest industry developments.
Our international staff, global clients, and global titles allow us to offer Games to everyone worldwide in any marketplace. We understand the cultural barriers, and international standards that are required in any marketplace.
All our work is produced and managed in-house by our own teams of developers and designers, and is meticulously managed throughout the project life-cycle. We believe the success of any project management lies it the depth of communication. Our Agile process ensures constant updates and assessment to maintain the timeline milestones and maintain flexibility for adjustments along the way.
Over time, the success of our Software Development has naturally lead to us create one of the best dedicated QA services in the industry. We don’t believe in the ‘bolt-on’ approach to services, and as such, we have our own fully dedicated in-house Quality Assurance and testing organization known as ‘Testing Hero’. Here we have a trained game testing team supplied with the latest in-house testing laboratory. QA Testing is an essential part of any Game Development Process, and should come with the resources to handle your requirements. Knowing how your title performs under extreme server load or across cultures can be a defining point in design alterations or version development.
Clear Communications: We work hard to maintain open, honest, and proactive communications, both internally and with clients. We believe this is the core trait of successful projects and is integral to quickly manage changes and problems.
People Focused: Our people are equipped with top-class tools, training, processes, and a collaborative, open working environment. We focus on bringing the best out of people, so they can bring the best for others.
Value for Clients: With over 90% of our business from returning and long-term clients, we aspire to contribute to our client’s success. When you win, we win.
VIETNAM AS A TECH HOTBED
Outsourcing Software Engineering and Quality Assurance has never been a more viable option than it is right now. Pressures of cost restraints, overheads, and the benefits of skilled workforces with cost effective services in locations like South East Asia, are driving the industry. Of all the emerging hot-spots Vietnam has rapidly established its dominance. As far back as 2010, The Gartner report highlighted Vietnam as one of the leading contenders. Forbes named Vietnam as the new alternative to China amidst concerns “due to the increasing costs of labor in China”. Vietnam is #3 in global off-shoring hotspot and #1 in competitive cost (Tower Watson, Services Off-shoring Ranking 2013) and in 2014 Gartner elevated Vietnam to a Tier 1 Location for outsourcing. It is no surprise that Vietnam is in the top 10 countries for software engineering graduates, and shows that the high level of demand in the industry has a great supply future in Vietnam.
One of the key aspects of any successful outsourcing relationship is a continued deep understanding of the client's needs, and an in-depth knowledge of the project's characteristics. Employee retention rates play a large part in this, removing the concern of new employees needing time to become familiar with the project. The comparatively lower supply of qualified talented in locations within India, have started driving employment wage wars, and lowering retention rates. Good for the employee, but not so good for consistency in quality, and timely returns.
Vietnam’s bright future in tech is also backed by TechCrunch in a 2015 article, ‘The Promise Of Outsourcing To Vietnam’, and with the likes of Eddie Thai and Binh Tran pushing for a new Silicon Valley in Vietnam, the rise of this South-east Asian Tech hotbed shows no signs of slowing down. Google chief executive Sundar Pichai visited Vietnam in December and, after meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, announced Google would help train 1,400 local IT engineers. He said, “Vietnam would soon become one of Google’s most important markets”.
Other notable companies currently outsourcing to Vietnam include: