Akella is a Russian software company specializing in the development, publishing and distribution of computer games and multimedia products. The founders of Akella met in 1993 and decided to start a company together, in 1995 Akella was born. The company comprises of five in-house development teams, a publishing house, a distribution center, a localization team and a quality assurance department; in total, some 300 people are employed by Akella.
The name comes from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book character, wolves' pack leader Akela.
Originally Akella translated and sold pirated versions of the games, it's first officially licensed and translated game was Ubisoft developed POD (Published in 1997). During it's pirate days Akella was known for high quality translation and voice over of games such as: Full Throttle, Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!, The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour.