Gameforge Berlin Lays Off 20 Employees - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 November 2012 / 8,318 Views

Gameforge, the online game company, has announced they will be laying off of 20 employees at its Berlin studio. These jobs have been made redundant. The company will let go of PR and product development employees, and are asking others to move to its Karlsruhe, Germany studio. Only a few employees in the social media and brand building will stay in Berlin.

"Some of the employees have been suggested to relocate to Karlsruhe, but the majority of the affected staff have been given a termination agreement," a source close to the situation told GamesIndustry International.

Three directors have left the company before the layoffs. Director of corporate communications Axel Schmidt, director of business development Andreas Peltret and the director of product PR Marco Neubert.

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Ganoncrotch (on 07 November 2012)

Gameforge's catalog includes several free-to-play web browser based games, including Ikariam (a civilization-building strategy game set in Ancient Greece), Kingsage (a game similar to TribalWars), Gladiatus (a Web-Based massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the gladiator days of Ancient Rome), Katsuro (a Web-Based massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Samurai days of a fictional Feudal Japan like land of Katsuro), OGame (a text-based space warfare game),[2] and Bitefight (a role playing game pitting vampires against werewolves). Robbed from wiki incase anyone else was wondering who the hell these guys were :D now you know! they made no games you liked, don't worry.