Karlsruhe, 18th March 2014 – Alexander Rösner, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gameforge AG, today announced to employees in an internal email that he will be handing over the business operations to Carsten van Husen in the coming weeks. It is planned that both will be responsible for the leadership of the group of companies in future.
Carsten van Husen (41) has been active within the company for more than 8 years. As CEO of subsidiary company Gameforge 4D, founded in 2005, he established the extremely successful business area for publishing client-based MMO games. Prior to joining Gameforge he spent 6 years in a variety of board director roles within the fledgling online games industry.
“In 2005 I was convinced that we would be able to excite our browser game players for client games. Thanks to Carsten’s experience and commitment, this worked fantastically and I am very pleased that he is taking on the responsibility for the entire company, effective immediately. With this, continuity is guaranteed, and I can take more time to focus on our new products”, commented Alexander Rösner.
“I would like to thank Alex for the trust that he has placed in me and for handing over the hammer at the best possible moment”, continued van Husen. “For 2014 we are forging some hot new steel on our anvil, with tablet MOBA-RPG ‘Sigils: Battle for Raios’, trading card game and Kickstarter blockbuster ‘HEX: Shards of Fate’. As well as our yet to be announced game which we are working on in collaboration with the American AAA studio Robot Entertainment.”
With more than 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, the group offers its online games in more than 75 countries. The portfolio encompasses numerous well-known game industry brands, including prized role-playing games Runes of Magic, AION Free-to-Play and TERA as well as Europe’s most successful MMO, Metin2. The action anime MMORPG SoulWorker adds to the wide-ranging collection, while popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam complete their offering. More information available at http://corporate.gameforge.com/.