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Gaming studios and companies

The German games industry features a large number of developers, publishers and service providers. On the following pages, we will present some of the studios and technology developers.

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Aerosoft

Aerosoft

LOCATION: Bueren
FOUNDED: 1991

Aerosoft is one of the leading publishers of deep simulation games with 40 inhouse staff and long standing connections to many freelance developers and studios. The company also sells periphery products for simulation fans. Aerosoft GmbH was founded in 1991 at the airport Paderborn / Lippstadt in Germany. They started out developing add-ons and periphery products for Microsoft Flight Simulator as well as training software for flight students. Since 2002 the company became more and more a full-fledged publishing company and branched out into other simulation genres.

https://www.aerosoft.com/

Airborn Studios - Ori and the Blind Forest

Airborn Studios

LOCATION: Berlin

FOUNDED: 2015

Airborn Studios is a Berlin-based company focused on the development and production of 2D and 3D art. Its founders have been working in the entertainment industry for over 15 years and tap into a network of international artists. Airborn has contributed to projects such as Blizzard’s Overwatch, Epic Games’ Fortnite, Activision’s Crash Bandicoot 4, Riot Games’ Valorant, Microsoft’s Halo franchise and is also developing its own prototype. The team is responsible for the visual design of Ori and the Blind Forest, for which it has received a BAFTA award, a D.I.C.E. Award and a Game Developers Choice Award, among others.

https://www.airborn-studios.com/

astragon - Bus Simulator 21

astragon

LOCATION: Duesseldorf
FOUNDED: 1998

astragon is one of the leading independent German games publishers. The focus of the diverse product portfolio of our company lies on high-quality technical simulation games such as Construction Simulator or Bus Simulator. The distribution of high-quality licensed and distribution products such as Farming Simulator, Transport Fever 2 and SnowRunner complete our attractive product range. astragon games are available world-wide on many different platforms including PC, consoles, or mobile devices.

https://www.astragon.de/

Bigpoint - WeFarm

Bigpoint

LOCATION: Hamburg, Berlin, Malta

FOUNDED: 2002

Bigpoint was founded in 2002 with the goal to provide great games that everybody can play. Over the following decade and beyond, Bigpoint has continued to challenge what is possible in the online gaming sector – both from a technical and creative point of view. Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Bigpoint designs high-quality games for all gamer segments for browser, client and mobile. Employees from 35 countries use state-of-the-art technology to transform the industry with innovative gaming concepts to fulfill the expectations of more than 350 million gamers in over 200 countries.

https://www.bigpoint.net/

Black Forest Games - Destroy all Humans

Black Forest Games

LOCATION: Offenburg

FOUNDED: 2012

Black Forest Games is a game developer focused on PC and console games. It was founded in 2012 by five passionate industry veterans. The studio made a blazing entrance with the revival of The Great Giana Sisters. As the first German gaming Kickstarter project Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams was quickly funded by the community and to this day remains one of the most successful German indie games. Since August 2017, Black Forest Games is part of THQ Nordic and their biggest internal development studio. They are currently working on remaking the 2005 cult classic Destroy All Humans! which is looking to dominate the World in 2020.

https://black-forest-games.com/

Bytro Labs - Call Of War World War 2

Bytro Labs

Location: Hamburg

Founded: 2009

At Bytro, we are passionate about unique strategy games. Based in Hamburg’s city center, we are an innovative team of 50 people from all around the world. Currently we unite over 15 different nationalities in a truly international atmosphere. We strive to develop high-quality strategy games every day and make them accessible for all players around the world. In our eyes game development is a promise for fun and entertainment – that’s what we live and aim for. Our games are enjoyed by more than 12 million people in 150 countries and 13 languages.

https://bytro.com/

Chimera Entertainment - Angry Birds Evolution

Chimera Entertainment

LOCATION: Munich

FOUNDED: 2006

Chimera Entertainment employs around 70 people in Munich and is the largest team within the international game developer family of remote control productions. Founded in 2006, our experienced and diverse team has developed more than 25 games across five platforms and is best known for bringing deep RPG gameplay to the Angry Birds franchise. The mobile RPG “Angry Birds Epic” is Chimera’s biggest international success to date with more than 100 million downloads worldwide. Other award-winning productions are: ”Sacred Legends”,  “Word Wonders: The Tower of Babel” and our latest game “Angry Birds Evolution” (2017). Currently, Chimera is working on two brand-new, IP-based mobile RPGs, as well as a new strategy title for PC.

https://www.chimera-entertainment.de/

CipSoft - LiteBringer

CipSoft

LOCATION: Regensburg

FOUNDED: 2001

CipSoft is an independent developer and operator of online games. The company is based in Regensburg. It was created following the success of Tibia, a game which has been online since 1997 and is one of the first MMORPGs ever created. With TibiaME, CipSoft also developed the first online role-playing game for mobile phones. Litebringer is the first game ever that fully operates on the Litecoin blockchain.

https://www.cipsoft.com

Crytek

Crytek

LOCATION: Frankfurt am Main, Kiev, Istanbul 

FOUNDED: 1999

FOUNDED 1999 Crytek made waves on the international market early in the new millennium with visual masterpieces like Far Cry and the Crysis series, which recently got re-released as a stunning remaster with ray tracing technology. As a game studio and technology company, Crytek is licensing its proprietary game engine to studios around the globe. Prey, Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem are some of the recent titles achieved with Cryengine by third-party studios. Crytek is one of the few pioneers to deliver AAA quality for the new medium VR, establishing new IPs like The Climb and Robinson: The Journey. The studio’s latest success is competitive first-person PvP bounty hunting game Hunt: Showdown which is available on Steam.

https://www.crytek.com/

Daedalic Entertainment - The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Daedalic Entertainment

LOCATION: Hamburg
FOUNDED: 2007

Daedalic Entertainment is a developer and publisher of high-quality games across all platforms. The studio offers titles ranging from Adventures to Strategy Games, Multiplayer titles and RPGs. Daedalic is known for developing games like Deponia, Edna & Harvey, Blackguards, Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth and publishing titles like Shadow Tactics, Iratus: Lord of the Dead, Unrailed!, Witch It! and Barotrauma. With a total of 32 awards in the German Developers Award (including multiple accolades for ‘Studio of the Year’) and 12 German Computer Game Awards, Daedalic is a record holder for the two most prestigious game awards in Germany. In 2022 they will release The Lord of the Rings – Gollum, an action adventure on PC and the new generation of platforms.

https://www.daedalic.com/

Deck13 - The Surge 2

Deck13 Interactive

LOCATION: Frankfurt am Main

FOUNDED: 2001

With more than 20 completed projects since their founding, Deck13 is one of the most successful developers in Germany, making a name for itself with the role-playing game Lords of the Fallen. Fans like to call the game the German equivalent to Dark Souls. In 2019, the team released a sequel to their futuristic action game The Surge. Deck13 is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. Also, since 2014, Deck13 has supported indie studios as a publisher under their label Deck13 Games, with the team overseeing areas like production, localisation, QA, marketing and PR. More than ten games have already been published by Deck13 in this setup.Deck13 in this setup.

https://www.deck13.com/

Deep Silver Fishlabs - Chorus

Deep Silver FISHLABS

LOCATION: Hamburg

FOUNDED: 2004

For more than 15 years Deep Silver FISHLABS has been creating compelling games that have been brought to life on millions of screens across the globe. We joined the Deep Silver / Koch Media family in late 2013 and continuously raised the quality bar. We specialize in high-end 3D games for consoles and PC. With a strong development history and award-winning portfolio of mobile games; such as blockbuster space-action shooter Galaxy on Fire: Manticore and the tactical zombie brawler Dead Island: Survivors; we are currently developing thrilling titles for PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia and Nintendo Switch.

https://www.dsfishlabs.com/

Egosoft - X4 Cradle of Humanity

Egosoft

LOCATION: Würselen

FOUNDED: 1990

Egosoft, founded in 1990, is one of Germany’s oldest independent game developers. Its team of industry veterans and dedicated game enthusiasts entered the international stage with the widely-acclaimed X-Beyond the Frontier space simulation game in 1999. EGOSOFT is now exclusively dedicated to setting new standards in the space game genre. Their latest title, X4: Foundations, was released in 2018 and marks the 20th anniversary of the game series. To date, the game has been expanded with the add-ons X4: Split Vendetta (2020) and X4: Cradle of Humanity (2021).

https://www.egosoft.com/community/news_de.php

FDG Entertainment - Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

FDG Entertainment

LOCATION: Munich

FOUNDED: 2002

FDG Entertainment was founded in 2001 to produce download games for Java-compatible mobile phones. The games have been offered on operator portals and were pre-installed on millions of Samsung colour phones worldwide. With the release of advanced smartphones like iPhone and Android devices, the company started to produce console-quality mobile games and quickly became a successful global player on the App Store and Google Play with over 500 million iOS and Android game downloads to date. FDG Entertainment teams up with the best indie developers around the world to deliver highly creative games. A big network of partners and the internal development team deliver high quality games for all platforms, ranging from consoles to PC and smartphones. FDG Entertainment is privately funded and 100 per cent independent.

https://www.fdg-entertainment.com/

Flaregames - Nonstop Chuck Norris

Flaregames

LOCATION: Karlsruhe, Frankfurt, Tampere

FOUNDED: 2011

Flaregames is an award-winning mobile games publisher with a headquarter in Karlsruhe and development studios in Frankfurt am Main (Keen Flare) and Tampere (Kopla Games). Committed to working with world-class mobile game developers to create awesome free-toplay games for mobile devices, Flaregames is well known for Zombie Gunship Survival, Nonstop Chuck Norris, Nonstop Knight and the Royal Revolt series.

https://www.flaregames.com/

Flying Sheep Studios - Knights of Fortune

Flying Sheep Studios

LOCATION: Cologne

FOUNDED: 2014

Flying Sheep Studios has produced over 150 cross-platform HTML5 games to date, working with well-known brands such as Lego, Barbie, or DreamWorks. We now use this experience to create Knights of Fortune, a 3-minute, 3v3 hero brawler, with an emphasis on character customisation and teamwork. As the game is built in HTML5, it will offer native-like quality, but be playable without installation and without download in any browser (mobile, desktop or tablet).

https://flying-sheep.com/

Gameforge - OGame

Gameforge

LOCATION: Karlsruhe

FOUNDED: 2003

Founded in 2002, Gameforge is a leading Western publisher and operator of widely acclaimed Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) and Browser-based game titles. Gameforge builds highly active and enduring global communities by supporting players through the greatest quality LiveOps, provision of localized content, engaging community management, and frequent delivery of meaningful updates.

 

Gameforge’s diverse portfolio of highly successful gaming brands provides different worlds with engaging experiences for players from all walks of life: core MMORPG titles AION, TERA, and Metin2, beloved anime MMOs Elsword and NosTale, strategy-focused browser games like OGame and Ikariam, along with other classic titles such as 4Story and Runes of Magic.

https://gameforge.com/

Gamigo - ArcheAge

gamigo

LOCATION: Hamburg, Berlin, Münster, Darmstadt, Cologne, Warsaw, Istanbul, Redwood City, Austin, Chicago, Seoul

FOUNDED: 2000

Originally founded as an online magazine for PC games, Gamigo today offers free-to-play online and mobile games, with around 100 million registered users. The portfolio includes titles like Echo of Soul, Last Chaos or Dragon’s Prophet, and altogether the company’s product range consists of more than 20 multiplayer titles and over 500 casual games. In 2016, Gamigo acquired Berlinbased publisher Aeria Games, also specialised in online games. On top of its publishing activities, Gamigo also offers a comprehensive IT infrastructure which can be used by both developers and publishers to host their games.

https://en.gamigo.com/

Goodgame Studios - Big Farm - Home and Garden

Goodgame Studios

LOCATION: Hamburg (HQ), Tokyo

FOUNDED: 2007

Goodgame Studios is a leading developer and publisher of gaming software, specializing in the free-to-play segment. Its focus is on mobile and browser games. The company offers games in 26 languages and has over 500 million registered users worldwide. Empire: Four Kingdoms – the world’s all-time highest grossing app produced by a German company – is part of Goodgame Studios’ portfolio. The games developer was founded in Hamburg in 2009. Apart from the head office in Germany, the company has a subsidiary in Tokyo. Since January 2018, Goodgame Studios has been part of Stillfront Group, a leading free-to-play powerhouse of gaming studios.

https://goodgamestudios.com/

Headup Games - Tinkertown

Headup

LOCATION: Dueren
FOUNDED: 2009

Headup is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices and PC, and was awarded as “Best Publisher” at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2019. With over 80 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box. Popular games published by Headup are the spooky 3D platformer Pumpkin Jack as well as their first inhouse production Tinkertown, a 16-bit multiplayer sandbox RPG.

https://www.headupgames.com/

Hologate - VR platform

Hologate

LOCATION: Munich, Los Angeles

FOUNDED: 2017

HOLOGATE, immersive media company and global market leader in immersive location-based entertainment, already operating the largest VR network in the world, with more than 400 live turnkey VR systems across 36 countries, and reaching more than 7 Million players, is expanding its expertise and focus into the next generation of magical, industry-defining experiences. With new high-end and easy to operate, interactive, social-multiplayer entertainment options being developed, the HOLOGATE brand lineup continues to set the standard for family entertainment centers, cinemas, malls, cruise ships, and any other location that wants to transport their guests into another dimension with the latest entertainment and amusement technology.

https://www.hologate.com/

InnoGames - Forge of Empires

InnoGames

LOCATION: Hamburg

FOUNDED: 2007

InnoGames is Germany’s leading developer and publisher of mobile and online games. The company based in Hamburg is best known for Forge of Empires, Elvenar and Tribal Wars. InnoGames’ first mobile title Warlords of Aternum is a fantasy turn-based strategy game. InnoGames’ complete portfolio encompasses seven live games and several mobile titles in production. Born as a hobby, InnoGames today has a team of 400 employees from more than 30 nations who share the passion of creating unique games that players across the globe enjoy for years

https://www.innogames.com/

InstaLOD - InstaLOD Studio XL

InstaLOD

LOCATION: Stuttgart

FOUNDED: 2016

InstaLOD provides everything needed for the production and automatic optimisation of 3D content. Whether taking massive CAD assemblies into a VR application or optimising AAA game scenes, InstaLOD assists you in saving costs when creating new assets or getting data ready for any business case. Each individual software feature has been carefully engineered to deliver best-in-class results at outstanding performance levels.

https://instalod.com/

Jo-Mei - Sea of Solitude

Jo-Mei Games

LOCATION: Berlin

FOUNDED: 2009

Jo-Mei Games is an independent development studio for videogames based in Berlin. The company was founded in November 2009 and began with game development projects for clients like Ubisoft, BMW, Volkswagen, Gazprom and German Telekom. Their first video game production was an online multiplayer dungeon crawler in cooperation with browser games publisher Upjers. In July 2014 Jo-Mei got a funding package from Medienboard BerlinBrandenburg for a prototype of a game called Sea of Solitude, which was published in 2019 by Electronic Arts. An Nintendo Switch exclusive Director’s Cut of Sea of Solitude was released worldwide in March 2021 both digital and physical. Currently, the studio is working on a new, unannounced game.

https://www.jo-mei.com/

Kalypso Media

Kalypso

LOCATION: Worms (HQ), Gütersloh, Munich, Darmstadt, Hamburg, Bracknell, Leicester, Seattle, Tokyo

FOUNDED: 2006

Founded in 2006, Kalypso Media celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. With three inhouse-developers, Realmforge Studios (Dungeons 3), Gaming Minds Studios (Port Royale series) and newly opened Claymore Game Studios (upcoming Commandos game) as well as its additional 6 subsidiaries in Japan, the UK and the US, the German publisher is best known for brands like Tropico, Commandos, Railway Empire, Disciples and Port Royale. Throughout the years, Kalypso Media has worked to bring high-quality strategy games to all platforms with the announcement of Disciples: Liberation (with Frima Studio) only being the beginning of their journey in 2021.

https://www.kalypsomedia.com/

keen games - Portal Knights

keen games

LOCATION Frankfurt am Main

FOUNDED 2005

The creative minds behind keen games have been developing games for three decades now. They still know how 8-bit games were made. They still remember how awesome the Game Boy Color is. The three teams at keen games, keen, keenflare und keen core, have been through some great projects. One of their greatest successes was the award-winning sandbox adventure game Portal Knights. keen games had all the ups & downs an independent game developer could face but is doing quite well currently.

King Art - Iron Harvest

KING Art

LOCATION: Bremen

FOUNDED: 2000

Founded in 2000, KING Art is a veteran independent game studio from Bremen, Germany. Around 75 developers in three production teams create games for all major platforms. KING Art has developed several award-winning adventure, roleplaying, and turn-based strategy games as well as very successful free-to-play browser and mobile games. Their latest title, the real-time strategy game Iron Harvest, won multiple awards at the German Game Developer Awards, including “Best Game”. KING Art usually co-publishes their own games and is known for working closely with the community. KING Art has been named Germanys “Developer of the Year” 2017 and 2020.

https://kingart-games.com/

Koch Media - Metro Exodus

Koch Media   

LOCATION: Munich, Hamburg, Champaign, Nottingham

FOUNDED: 1994

Koch Media is a leading, global producer, distributor and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. The company’s own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, North America and Australia under the Deep Silver label. The Koch Media group has more than 25 years of experience and has risen to become the number one publishing partner in Europe. The Koch Group also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA, Warhorse Studios based in Prague, Czech Republic and Milestone srl based in Milan, Italy.

https://www.kochmedia.com/

Kolibri Games - Idle Miner Tycoon

Kolibri Games

LOCATION: Berlin

FOUNDED: 2016

Founded in a student flat in 2016 as Fluffy Fairy Games by a group of IT and Business students, Kolibri Games is a young games company based in Berlin, Germany. The team developed their first title Idle Miner Tycoon in just eight weeks, following their signature lean approach. In February 2020, Kolibri Games joined the Ubisoft family, an exciting evolution in the company’s growth as they continue to pursue their goal to become the most player-centric games company in the world.

Their games have cumulatively reached over 160 Million global downloads, enabling the company to grow to more than 120 dedicated engineers, artists and game designers.

https://www.kolibrigames.com/

Limbic Entertainment - Tropico 6

Limbic Entertainment

LOCATION: Langen        

FOUNDED: 2002

Limbic Entertainment is a hessian games studio with a multi-cultural team of 80 people. The developers’ focus lies on build-up and turn-based strategy and management games, as well as city builders for PC and consoles. Well renowned titles by Limbic Entertainment are Might & Magic Heroes VI and VII, Memories of Mars and Tropico 6.

 

Since January 2021, Limbic Entertainment is partnered with Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe, who now hold a minority stake in the studio. This collaboration will give Limbic Entertainment the support, capabilities and resources to further develop and grow, while working together on great new projects.

https://www.limbic-entertainment.de/

Maschinen-Mensch - Curious Expedition 2

Maschinen-Mensch

LOCATION: Berlin          

FOUNDED: 2014

Maschinen-Mensch is an independent game studio founded by two AAA developers who left the mainstream industry to experiment with new forms of generative storytelling and create innovative games. Their debut title Curious Expedition (a turn-based roguelike set in a reimagined version of the late 19th century) was first released in 2015 and has sold more than 250.000 copies to date. The team, which has grown to 10 people, is currently working on Curious Expedition 2 (out now on PC, coming to consoles in 2021) and Codecks, a project management tool for game developers.

http://www.maschinen-mensch.com/

Mimimi Games - Codename Suesskartoffel

Mimimi Games

LOCATION: Munich

FOUNDED: 2011

Mimimi Games was founded by Dominik Abé and Johannes Roth in 2008. The independent, award-winning development studio consists of about 30 employees and is based in Munich, Germany. As a core game studio Mimimi develops for PC as well as consoles – and revived the real-time tactics genre with Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun in 2016. In June 2020 they released Desperados III, the long-awaited prequel to the beloved classic Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive, to critical acclaim. Currently, Mimimi Games is working on their first self-published and third real-time tactics game: Codename Süßkartoffel.

https://www.mimimi.games/

Photon

Photon

LOCATION: Hamburg

FOUNDED: 2003            

Photon – made by Hamburg-based company Exit Games – is the world’s #1 independent networking engine and multiplayer platform. Available for all major engines, frameworks and platforms – the high performance Photon Server and Photon Cloud allow realtime cross-platform gaming between Mobile, PC, Browser, VR/AR and other popular devices. Photon is used by more than 500,000 game developers and trusted by companies like Ubisoft, Square Enix, Oculus, VR Chat, SEGA, Miniclip, Rilisoft or Playdemic.

www.photonengine.com

Piranha Bytes - ELEX II

Piranha Bytes

LOCATION: Essen

FOUNDED: 1997

Piranha Bytes are based in Germany’s old industrial heartland, the Ruhr region. They were founded in 1997 and have since developed seven huge and successful singleplayer open world RPGs for PC and consoles and various expansions and DLCs. Piranha Bytes are known for creating vast worlds full of adventures, unforgettable characters and exciting stories. They have acquired fame with their RPG successes “Gothic” (2001), “Gothic II” (2002), “Gothic – Night of the Raven” (2003), “Gothic 3” (2006), “Risen” (2009), “Risen 2: Dark Waters” (2012), “Risen 3: Titanlords” (2014) and “ELEX” (2017) that have sold several million copies worldwide.

https://www.piranha-bytes.com/

remote control productions - Moons of Madness

remote control productions

LOCATION: Munich

FOUNDED: 2005

remote control productions (RCP) is an independent production house representing Europe’s biggest family of game developers with 12 studios across 4 countries, a gamification unit, an in-house publisher and a digital marketing agency. Since 2005 the Munich-based company together with its teams has shipped more than 350 projects for all major platforms including Bus Simulator 18, Angry Birds Evolution, Ostwind (Windstorm), Sacred Legends, Das Boot – VR, or Pet Clinic. RCP is also one of the founding members of the Games Bavaria Munich e.V. and member of the Videospielkultur e.V.

https://www.r-control.de/

Rockfish Games - Everspace

ROCKFISH Games

LOCATION: Hamburg

FOUNDED: 2013

ROCKFISH Games is an independent games studio based in Hamburg, Germany which specializes in high-quality 3D action video games made in Unreal Engine 4 for PC and console. It was founded by mobile games veterans Michael Schade and Christian Lohr, who had spearheaded 3D mobile gaming for almost as founders and managers of Fishlabs Entertainment, best known for the space shooter series Galaxy on Fire. Their new 25-person studio is currently working on Everspace 2, an open-world space shooter RPG and sequel to the studio’s debut title which became a surprise hit on PC and console with over one million copies sold.

https://rockfishgames.com/

Softgames - Solitaire Farm Seasons

SOFTGAMES

LOCATION: Berlin (HQ) & Toronto,

FOUNDED: 2006

SOFTGAMES is a leading developer of the most popular Instant Games for Facebook and the App Stores with tens of million users every month. A team of 80 people creates highly engaging casual games in our Berlin (HQ) and Toronto based studios. Our mission is to empower billions of people to instantly play great games together with their friends on a platform of their choice. To-date, more than 250 MM people have played our games, including our flagship titles Solitaire Story Tripeaks, Garden Tales or Solitaire Farm Seasons.

https://www.softgames.com/

Teamspeak

TeamSpeak

LOCATION: Kruen, San Diego, Derby

FOUNDED: 1999

Everyone who competes in fierce multiplayer battles these days is probably familiar with TeamSpeak, the useful communication tool which lets users chat to each other online. The idea for it started back in 1999 in Germany when a group of friends realised that no existing software solutions were suitable for that purpose. Two years later, the first version of TeamSpeak was released, and today, both game developers and business service providers use the communication software for their products.

https://www.teamspeak.com/

Tivola

Tivola

LOCATION: Hamburg

FOUNDED: 1995

Tivola is an international publisher and developer of mobile games based in Hamburg. We’re focused on apps with animals. In our games, players care for cats, train dogs, ride horses. Even dance with a hippo.

Founded in 1995, Tivola started out as a publisher of computer games for children, serving mainly the German market with local brands. Creating both entertaining and educational content, Tivola has won almost every German award in the field of childrens’ software including the “Deutscher Computerspielpreis” and “Deutscher Entwicklerpreis”.

After turning to mobile games, Tivola is now reaching a much bigger and far more international audience, animal fans and game lovers from all over the world and of every age.

https://www.tivola.de/de/

Travian Games - Travian: Legends

Travian Games

LOCATION: Munich, Cologne, Hamburg

FOUNDED: 2005

The company’s goal is to bring the joy of multiplayer strategy games to players globally. Aiming to have all future titles playable cross-platform with a focus on Mobile, the company’s backbone remains the core strategy browser title of worldwide renown, Travian: Legends. New titles include Arkheim – Realms at War and a Team Build-up strategy game codenamed “Project Emerald”.

https://www.travian.com/

Ubisoft Blue Byte - Anno 1800

Ubisoft German Studios

LOCATION: Dusseldorf, Mainz, Berlin

FOUNDED: 1988

With more than 30 years of experience, Ubisoft Blue Byte is one of the pioneers of the German games industry. At three sites in Duesseldorf, Mainz and Berlin the teams develop high-class gaming experiences. Ubisoft Duesseldorf and Ubisoft Mainz are leading the development of Anno 1800 and The Settlers as well as the VR escape room Beyond Medusa’s Gate. As codeveloper the teams are supporting titles such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and Beyond Good and Evil 2. Ubisoft Berlin is focussing on co-development, including the Far Cry series. All three studios combined form the German Ubisoft studio network.

https://bluebyte.ubisoft.com/en/

Upjers - Zoo 2: Animal Park

upjers

LOCATION: Bamberg

FOUNDED: 2006

upjers is a developer and publisher of online games and gaming apps. Our games cover all bases – action, strategy, and social games. We create graphically complex and high-quality games while putting our focus on getting started easily, and of course long-lasting fun. Since the foundation of our company in 2006, upjers has continuously grown. With new top hits like Zoo 2: Animal Park or long runners such as My Free Farm, we have solidified our position as developer of browser games in Germany and Europe and are set to expand our success with many fresh ideas and numerous new projects.

https://upjers.com

Wooga - June's Journey

Wooga

LOCATION: Berlin

FOUNDED: 2009

Founded in 2009, Wooga is a market leader for story-driven casual games. Based in Berlin, over 250 employees from 40 different nations develop high quality games with engaging stories at the core of the experience. Wooga’s aim is to play a memorable and positive part in people’s lives and create joyful moments they look forward to playing everyday. Since late 2018 Wooga has been part of Playtika Holding Corp.

https://www.wooga.com/

Xyrality - Medieval Kingdoms

XYRALITY

LOCATION: Hamburg

FOUNDED: 2010

Xyrality is an independent game company based in Hamburg developing and publishing mobile games. Strategy games are our passion, the mid core segment our market. Immersive gameplay and a positive relation to our customers are the guidelines for our portfolio of games whether we develop a game by ourselves or acquire an existing title.
With Mission Chief and Lords and Knights we have a proven track record for games with a long lasting success.

https://xyrality.com

Yager - The Cycle Season 3

Yager 

LOCATION: Berlin

FOUNDED: 1999

The team of YAGER published its first game of the same name in 2003, but is probably known to most gamers for their anti-war shooter Spec Ops: The Line from 2012, which the Berlin-based studio developed for 2K and which received widespread critical acclaim. In the meantime, YAGER worked on Dead Island 2 and the free-to-play title Dreadnought. The latter was released in October 2018. Right now the company’s focus is on the match-based first-person shooter The Cycle, which is currently running in Early Access. YAGER also has a game for mobile platforms in the works as well.

https://www.yager.de/