In 1989 brothers Abramo (Rami) and Raffaele (Raffi) Galante found Digital Bros, driven by their passion for technology and the entertainment industry. The Company started by distributing video games for international publishers in the Italian market through the brand Halifax. Some of these video games, including Pro Evolution Soccer, Tomb Raider and Resident Evil, contributed to the creation and development of the video game market in Italy.
In 2000, the Group listed on Borsa Italiana to fund its international growth and its transformation into a global company. Today, Digital Bros is listed on the Euronext STAR Milan segment of Borsa Italiana.
In 2007, Digital Bros creates 505 Games, its international publishing division, and opens new offices in the US, UK, France, Spain and Germany, kicking off its global expansion.
Digital Bros expanded its business to meet the ever-changing world of digital gaming, and now Digital Bros’ video games are available from Sony, Microsoft and Steam marketplaces. As consumers started to enjoy entertainment products on Mobile platforms (IOS and Android) and on Social Media platforms, Digital Bros created a dedicated division, 505 Mobile.
The digitalization of the Group moves forward alongside its internationalization process. In 2015, Digital Bros invests in the Far East by opening new offices in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Tokyo. The Group aimed to strengthen its presence in the Japanese and Chinese markets, while supporting the growth of the other Asian markets.
In an ever-evolving video games market, a diversified product portfolio becomes an invaluable asset for the Group. In light of that, Digital Bros starts expanding its IP portfolio through both studio acquisition and long-term agreements with external independent studios. In 2015 the Group acquires DR Studios: based in the UK, the studio soon becomes responsible for the Free to Play operating segment. In 2017 the Groups acquires the Italian Kunos Simulazioni, a development studio specialized in the racing genre, meanwhile in 2020 the Group acquires 100% of the Italian development studio Ovosonico and changes its name to Avantgarden.
In 2021, Digital Bros further expands its international presence through the acquisition of the Australian developer Infinity Plus. In the same period, two new studios Supernova Games and Nesting Games are incorporated within the Group.