About Us

Founded in 2003, Gameforge is a leading Western publisher and operator of widely acclaimed Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) and Browser-based game titles. Gameforge builds highly active and enduring global communities by supporting players through the greatest quality LiveOps, provision of localized content, engaging community management, and frequent delivery of meaningful updates.

Gameforge’s diverse portfolio of highly successful gaming brands provides different worlds with engaging experiences for players from all walks of life: core MMORPG titles Swords of Legends Online, AION, Runes of Magic, and Metin2, beloved anime MMOs Elsword and NosTale, strategy-focused browser games like OGame and Ikariam, along with indie titles such as Trigon: Space Story.

Timeline


2022

Gameforge gets certificated as a Great Place to Work® again!

2021

End of 2021 – Gameforge goes Hybrid!

2019

Gameforge receives awards in the categories “Best Employers in Informatics and Telecommunications” and “Best Employers Baden-Württemberg” from Great Place to Work®

2018

Gameforge is the main sponsor of “Schlosslichtspiele Karlsruhe”

Anime action MMO SoulWorker launches in Europe and North America

Tomislav Perkovic takes over responsibility for product division as VP Products

2017

OGame celebrates its 15th birthday

Alison Turner is new Vice President Marketing & Platform

NosTale and Metin2 released on STEAM

2016

Elsword ESL Legends: Final tournament at the gamescom 2016

2015

Game Industry Veteran Timothy Campbell to Lead New Division as Senior Vice President, Games

HEX: Shards of Fate (PC- & Konsolenspiele) und Therian Saga (Mobile- & Browsergames) each reacht the 2nd place at the RPC Fantasy Award 2015

Gameforge has been awarded a “MINT minded Company 2015” seal, an accolade for outstanding employers.

2014

Carsten van Husen was appointed CEO of Gameforge in spring 2014.

2013

Gameforge records more than 400 million registered player accounts.

2012

Gameforge is awarded with the HR Excellence Award 2012 – for the best employer video.

Gameforge records more than 380 million registered player accounts.

Pochi Award, Best Videogame: NosTale

International Business Award (“Stevie”): Company of the Year – Media & Entertainment (Silver)

Red Herring 100 Europe Award 2012: Gameforge AG

2011

Browsergame of the Year 2010, Best Strategy: Ikariam

Browsergame of the Year 2010, Best Action: Warpfire: Thurmalite Wars

Gameforge records more than 300 million registered player accounts.

International Business Award (“Stevie”): gameforge.com

The page mmogame.com becomes gameforge.com.

2010

Deutscher Entwicklerpreis (German Developer Award): Best Support 2010 (NosTale)

The Great Place to Work® Institute honors Gameforge as one of the 100 best employers of Germany.

Deutscher Entwicklerpreis (German Developer Award): Best Sports Game 2010 (Drivals)

TOP JOB awards Gameforge as a “TOP-Arbeitgeber” 2010 (TOP Employer)

Webby Awards Official Honoree: Games (Ikariam)

Gameforge announces a public takeover offer for Frogster Interactive Pictures AG and, by the end of the year, gains an 81.15% stake.

The Gameforge community reaches 200 million registered players.

CTO Alexander Rösner steps in as CEO.

2009

Gameforge closes the year with around 360 employees.

Browsergame of the Year: Best Economic Simulation (Europe 1400)

Deutscher Entwicklerpreis (German Developer Award): Best German Browser Game (Europe 1400)

Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Rising Stars

International Business Award (“Stevie”): Most Innovative Company of the Year in Europe

Deutscher Computerspielpreis (German Computer Game Prize): Best Browser Game (Ikariam)

Audemars Piguet Changing Times Award

Gameforge takes part in the G-Star exhibition in Korea with its own booth.

Gameforge launches the game portal mmogame.com and thereby offers its customers an integrative community website for the first time.

The International Business Awards honour Gameforge with the ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year in Europe’ prize.

Gameforge launches a recruitment campaign and starts looking for 200 new employees.

Gameforge receives the Technology Pioneer 2009 Award at the World Economic Forum.

Gameforge founds its own producing department.

Gameforge receives the Technology Pioneer 2009-Award from the world economy forum.

Deloitte Technology Fast 50

International Business Award (“Stevie”): Finalist Best New Product of the Year (Ikariam)

2008

Gameforge closes the year with over 200 employees.

Christoph Jennen becomes Gameforge’s CFO.

Alexander Rösner is awarded the prize for ‘Entrepreneur des Jahres’ (Entrepreneur of the Year)

Gameforge signs the first scholarship cooperation for the Information Technology/Game Development course at the SRH Hochschule Heidelberg.

Gameforge wins the ‘Red Herring 100 Europe’.

The company relocates to the Technologiepark Karlsruhe.

Gameforge becomes a member of the G.A.M.E. Bundesverband der Computerspielindustrie e.V. (Federal Association of the Computer Games Industry).

2007

Gameforge closes the year with over 100 employees.

Investor Accel Partners acquires a stake in Gameforge AG.

2006

Gameforge launches the Asian online role-playing game Metin2 in Europe, thereby publishing its first client-based game.

Gameforge GmbH becomes Gameforge AG.

2005

Gameforge founds Gameforge 4D GmbH, as a sister company for the licensing and publishing of client-based MMOGs. Carsten van Husen, who already introduced the first commercially successful MMORPG from the Far East to Europe in 2002, becomes the CEO.

2003

Alexander Rösner and Klaas Kersting found Gameforge. The Karlsruhe company is a pioneer in the online games field and uses the rapid growth of the internet to establish a new market segment within the games industry.

2002

Alexander Rösner programmes and releases the strategy browser game OGame.


Contacts

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