Bigpoint Doubles San Francisco Team With Talent Acquisition From Planet Moon Studios

By Bigpoint Gmbh, PRNE
Monday, January 10, 2011

Worldwide Online Game Leader Adds Additional Console and PC Game Expertise; Team to Focus on High-Quality Browser Games

SAN FRANCISCO, January 11, 2011 - Bigpoint Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bigpoint GmbH ( - the worldwide leader in online video games with
over 165 million users - today announced that it has added 37 former Planet
Moon Studios video game developers and artists to its San Francisco studio.

"Less than a year ago we opened our San Francisco office to better
address the unique needs of the North American video game market," said Heiko
, CEO and Founder, Bigpoint. "The addition of talented staff from
Planet Moon to our team, specifically their experience across many platforms,
will bolster our efforts as we continue to expand our business and portfolio
of online titles to gamers here and around the world."

Planet Moon Studios, founded in 1997 by the team from Shiny Entertainment
who developed MDK, is best known for a number of critically-acclaimed games,
including Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Armed & Dangerous, INFECTED, Smarty Pants,
After Burner: Black Falcon, Battle of the Bands, Drawn to Life: the Next
Chapter, and the recently released Sims 3(TM): Life Moments for the Wii and
Disney's Tangled on the Wii and DS.

Planet Moon's veteran team hails from many of the most-successful video
game companies in the world, including Electronic Arts, Big Fish Games,
Microsoft, Lucas Arts, Accolade, Sega, Sierra, id Software, Disney
Interactive, and Factor 5.

"We were very happy to work with our colleagues and Heiko's team over the
holidays to affect this transition," said Aaron Loeb, CEO, Planet Moon
Studios. "The Planet Moonies joining Bigpoint are world class talents.
Together with the existing Bigpoint team, they form a particularly formidable

Already integrated and working together on several titles - including the
soon-to-launch Ruined Online ( - the now just under
100-strong Bigpoint team will soon move to a new Bigpoint office. The new
South of Market San Francisco office will accommodate up to 250 employees and
is scheduled to open in February.

Bigpoint continues to search for great talent in San Francisco.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to check the company's career page at for current openings.

    Alan Dunton

    Bigpoint Inc.

Alan Dunton, Bigpoint Inc., a.dunton at , +1-415-821-8107

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