How To Build A Great Game Development Studio

Not long ago – in the beginning of this year, to be precise – Goodgame Studios went through a major change. Within only a month, seven new and independent game development units were created in order to speed-up production and focus on new game genres, ranging from strategy to role playing and simulation. It was a very exciting development and it still is, as the first new games are soon coming out of these studios. It was also a very challenging endeavor, because new studio heads had to be found, new teams had to be created and new workflows established. One of these new development units is the Casual Studio, headed by Daniel Persson. Having gone through the process of building a new studio, he recently shared his secrets for a passionate and successful team. Naturally, we’re going to let you in on the details. Read more

Neon lights for Goodgame Studios

The coolest event in the art department calendar took place on November 28, with artists from all fields, such as Concept Art, 3D Art, and Marketing Art brought together for one colorful night. The colorful shindig began at 7 PM at the Hamburg Eiskeller, which the event team rigged with UV lights to jazz up the occasion. During the drinks reception, all participants donned neon attires and accessorized them with uber cool bright hats, glowsticks, feather boas for a glamorous touch. For our Lead Vector Artist, Laurent, it was a great opportunity to bring the entire art team together.

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Onboarding Team

Settling in made easy – our onboarding team is here to help

As an international company, we’re proud to currently employ people from over 50 different nations, and we’re here to help each and every one of them get off to a good start in Hamburg.

Many of them may experience a minor culture shock when they come to Germany. They are also faced with apartment hunting and bureaucratic hurdles which seem impossible to overcome alone, and they slowly start to lose the desire to make a new start in Germany. In order to prevent this, our onboarding team lends a helping hand to the new arrivals from abroad. Of course employees from other parts of Germany receive support as well, particularly in the search for accommodation. We offer our new coworkers an all-around, worry-free package to make their lives easier when arriving in Germany and starting their jobs. “We handle the city registration processes, obtain work permits, help with the apartment hunt, and assist with any individual problems which might come up,” said Daniel, our onboarding manager. The team’s tasks are widespread and begin even before the new employee starts work. These can be anything from dealing with bureaucratic issues, helping with organizing the move, searching for a bank and acquiring insurance, to finding day cares or schools – because there are some people who come here with their whole family too.
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5 years GGS

5 years young – and already (almost) grown-up

On 22nd August we celebrated our unique success story on the banks of the Elbe with over 1,500 guests.

Our games enjoy great popularity worldwide, which after such a short time is anything but taken for granted. Such an excellent achievement would not be possible without our team, which is why we wanted to thank everyone with this anniversary celebration. Not even the Hamburg summer was able to dampen our moods.
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