Goodgame Studios to more than quadruple its staff by the end of 2013
An increase from just under 200 staff to at least 800 is planned in the next twenty months
“We don’t want to merely continue the success of Goodgame Studios, we want to give it a major boost,” COO Dr. Christian Wawrzinek outlines the plans. “To continue to develop new, innovative products and increase our presence in the world’s major markets, we will be expanding in all areas.” People with experience in the online gaming industry, creative career changers and talented graduates are needed. “We are looking for people who love the product like we do, and with us will take Goodgame Studios to the very top,” Christian Wawrzinek continues. “This growth plan is just an intermediary step,” adds his brother, CEO Dr. Kai Wawrzinek. “We want to be one of the world’s largest game companies by the end of this decade.” At least 200 new jobs are planned for the current year.
The brothers Wawrzinek founded Goodgame Studios less than three years ago. Since then the company has grown to include almost 200 employees, and has firmly established itself at the technology hub of Hamburg. With over 70 million players each month the developer is one of the world’s leading online games providers. In recognition of their rapid growth, last year Ernst & Young, Manager Magazin and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung awarded Christian and Kai Wawrzinek the title “Entrepreneur of the Year.”