In its development studio, 300 employees from 25 nations create online games for browsers, smart phones, and tablets. By moving from Harburg closer to the city, InnoGames also created 100 new positions, raising staff figures to 400 by the end of 2014. In total, its new offices with 6,600 sq m GFA have a capacity of up to 500 employees. And, like Google, which motivates staff at its German headquarters in Hamburg with free food, cheap massages, a games room, and a rope corner, also InnoGames has thought of amenities for its highly qualified workforce, and installed a health club, a barista bar and a large games area.
The second floor of the new premises will house a novel “InnoHub“. The in-house business centre offers affordable, furnished offices for start-ups and entrepreneurs. Those who set up shop in the InnoHub will also gain access to a mentoring programme where they‘ll be coached on how to deal with legal, financial, marketing, and HR issues. With more than 120 million registered players, InnoGames is one of the world‘s leading developers and publishers of online games. Among the most successful games are Grepolis, Forge of Empires, and Tribal Wars. InnoGames‘ choice of Hammerbrook as site for all activities confirms Hamburg‘s importance for the booming industry. The Hanseatic city is the capital of the German games sector and constantly pioneers new developments. According to industry initiative gamecity:Hamburg, more than 4,000 locals are employed by 140 developing companies of software games or their suppliers.