Bigpoint Acquires Highly Acclaimed Game Development Studio, Radon Labs; Establishes Bigpoint Berlin GmbHBy Bigpoint Gmbh, PRNE
Monday, May 31, 2010
Acquisition Includes Over 35 Employees From Radon Labs
HAMBURG, June 1, 2010 - Bigpoint GmbH (bigpoint.com), the worldwide leader in
browser-based video games, today announced the acquisition of Radon Labs
(radonlabs.de), an award-winning game development studio that recently
filed for bankruptcy due to financial concerns. With this acquisition,
Bigpoint gains more than 35 new employees, including Radon Labs Managing
Directors Bernd Beyreuther and André Blechschmidt, who will remain with
Bigpoint and direct its newly established Berlin office.
Bigpoint CEO and Founder, Heiko Hubertz, views the deal as an
important strategic move for the company, "Under Bernd and André's
leadership, Radon Labs became one of Germany's top three development studios.
We're excited to add their highly qualified workforce to Bigpoint as we
continue to push the limits of what's possible in online gaming. This
acquisition is also greater proof that the market continues to consolidate.
As such, we plan to purchase additional studios, both in Germany and abroad,
to support our long-term growth strategy."
2010 marks an important year for Bigpoint's global expansion, with new
locations now operational in Berlin and San Francisco (Bigpoint Inc.), in
addition to Malta (Bigpoint International) and the company's headquarters in
Hamburg. In recent months, Bigpoint's workforce has increased to over 500
Bigpoint Berlin GmbH Opens
Since its founding in 1995, Radon Labs became known as one of the best
game development studios in Germany, developing more than 20 PC, Xbox 360,
PS3, Wii, and NDS titles that garnered over a dozen awards. The Berlin-based
company's most popular games are its first two Drakensang titles. In keeping
with Bigpoint's focus, Drankensang 3 - the next installment from the
extremely successful fantasy RPG series - will be released in 2011.
Bigpoint's acquisition of Radon Labs coincides with the opening of a new
office in Berlin, a decision that first took root in 2009 with Bigpoint's
acquisition of eLOFD GmbH, a game development studio also based in Germany's
capital. The new location officially took the name Bigpoint Berlin GmbH at
the end of May 2010. Under the Bigpoint brand, former eLOFD employees will
continue to develop browser-based video games alongside their new colleagues
from Radon Labs.
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Contact: Bigpoint GmbH, Janine Griffel, Head of PR, Tel.: +49-(0)40-881413-163, Fax: +49-(0)40-881413-7163, E-mail: j.griffel at bigpoint.net .
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