This monthâ€™s Street Viewtiful takes us all the way to Bucharest in Romania, the home of development studio Fun Labs.
Theyâ€™re the guys behind movie tie-in Men in Black: Alien Crisis â€“ which is out this week â€“ and the copious amount of Cabela hunting games. For years weâ€™ve assumed that theyâ€™ve based in the US, so you can imagine our surprise to learn that theyâ€™re located slap bang in the centre of Europe.
We were also quite surprised that their studio isnâ€™t a huntsman’s log cabin with one of those moose heads on a plaque over the doorway. Itâ€™s just a small white building that appears to be in quite a busy part of Bucharest. Not only is there an Irish bar nearby but also a Pacha nightclub. Weâ€™d like to imagine the team popping out for a few pints of Guinness and a boogie every time a new game has been done and dusted and then sent off to Activision.
Itâ€™s quite hard to tell if thereâ€™s a Fun Labs sign on the building â€“ itâ€™s mostly surrounded by trees. The fact that if you move the Google Street View camera down the road a view-blocking tram appears doesnâ€™t help our cause either.
Thereâ€™s a military base not far away, which must be handy if they ever need to check some weapons over before rendering them in whatever hunting game theyâ€™re currently working on. Cabelaâ€™s Call of Duty, anyone?