It’s hard to believe how time flies. Another year has already passed since Goodgame Studios was founded, and now we’re celebrating our sixth anniversary! A lot has happened in such a short period of time, and we are very proud of what we have accomplished and a big thank you to our active player community, since our loyal fans are the ones who made our success possible in the first place.
Looking back to the year 2009 when we were founded, the small start-up from back then was a world apart from the big company we know today: from a basement office in founders Kai and Christian Wawrzinek’s family home to four offices across the globe;; from a handful of employees to a team of over 1,200 Goodgamers from 60 different nations, and a player community that has grown to more than 260 million fans worldwide. We think that these are pretty good reasons to celebrate, so today we’re indulging in a few tasty cupcakes!
In the last year there have been some other highlights that are worth mentioning: Goodgame Studios won the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award for being the fastest growing technology company in Germany and came fifth in Europe overall. Our games broke records too: according to leading market researcher App Annie, our first mobile game Empire: Four Kingdoms is the most successful app in the world made by a German developer. Furthermore, we introduced a new studio structure in the company, which allows us a more flexible, a more efficient, and most importantly, a faster approach to developing games in independent studios – these are exciting times!
Quick development and continuous change runs in the veins of us Goodgamers – so we’ll continue to do anything but sit still in the future, too. We look forward to sharing many more years of fun gaming with you – and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our fans from the bottom of our hearts, since without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today! Here’s to you!