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Kalypso Media To Open Branch in Hamburg

Office to be inaugurated on 22 January 2015. Adoption of online games for mobile devices key task

Hamburg is attraction another leading online gamer: on 22 January 2015, Kalypso Media will be opening a branch in the Hanseatic city. The fast-growing German indie from Worms will set up an office for mobile applications in Hamburg. It will be headed by Mobile Publishing Director Marcus Behrens. Behrens boasts best contacts and extensive experience in the booming industry. He started his career at Warner Interactive Games in 1996. After a stop at Microprose, he joined Eidos in 1998, where he held senior positions until 2010. In recent years, Behrens has been working as Head of Third Party Publishing for global player of Hamburg’s games industry: BigPoint.

Implementing Online Games On Mobile Devices

At the new Hamburg branch, the experts of Kalypso Media Mobile will focus activities on the adoption of successfu online games on mobile device for both platforms, i.e. “iOS” and “Android”. Behrens: “It 's not everyday that you will get the chance to build a brand new division. So, I am really looking forward to bringing my experience and my knowledge to the company and to successfully implement the required technology on mobile platforms,” said Behrens. “In addition to our own attractive and established brands, we want to support new IPs and developers in their projects as a publisher. In Hamburg, we have the best prerequisites.”

Hamburg will be the eighth location of the Kalypso Media Group. With headquarters in Worms, the company is presents with studios and offices in Munich, Berlin, and Gütersloh. In addition, Kalypso is represented internationally with two offices in the UK and a sales office in the United States.
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Games City Hamburg

With a total of approximately 4,350 jobs, Hamburg games industry not only reached the level of 2012 after 2013’s slight decline, but exceeded it with a new record. Along the entire value chain, 648 new jobs created at 151 locally-based developer and service providers. Permanent placement, alone increased by roughly 16 per cent to 500 jobs. These impressive figures were revealed by the 2014 industry survey conducted by gamecity:Hamburg. True to its claim “port of the games industry”, the gamecity: Hamburg initiative, today part of nextMedia.Hamburg, has been supporting the local games industry since 2003.

As the study shows, the secto’s five largest studios with more than 100 employees each account for a total of 2,350 jobs. This compares to the 106 smaller developers and startups with less than ten employees. Last but not least, there are also 40 medium-sized companies, including developers, service providers and agencies. The number of development studios and publishers (79) and digital services providers (24) remained unchanged to last year’s level.

source: www.gamecity-hamburg.de

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