The online games publisher takes the next step to realize its future publishing strategy – Behrens and Berekoven to lead new department
gamigo group is thrilled to announce the formation of a new launch department as part of the publisher’s strategy to expand its roster of titles and enter new markets.
Gamigo will expand its product range by acquiring new licenses and additional titles for international publishing. As part of this portfolio strategy, the new department will bring new games to the market and provide publishing support to partner developers.
The launch department will be headed by Marcus Behrens as Director Publishing and Marc Berekoven as Director Marketing with plans to expand the team in the future. Behrens joined the gamigo group in January 2022 after holding lead positions as Publishing Director Mobile / Business Development at Kalypso Media and Head of Publishing at Bigpoint. Berekoven joined gamigo in December 2021 after holding executive positions as Head of Business Development at 4Players, Marketing Director Europe at NCsoft Europe, and Senior Marketing Manager Europe at ZeniMax Europe in recent years.
“The new launch department is an essential part of our future product strategy. We are therefore proud that with Marcus Behrens and Marc Berekoven, we were able to secure two such experienced industry experts,” comments Jens Knauber, CEO at gamigo group. “We can’t wait to announce the new titles for our expanding games lineup, adding new gameplay experiences and new audiences to our strong portfolio of existing online and mobile games.”
The first title to be overseen by the new launch department is the dynamic open-world MMORPG Fractured Online by Dynamight Studios, which was recently announced in December 2021. The gamigo group will provide the developer with publishing support before and after release. Additional games are due to be announced in the near future.
About gamigo group
The gamigo group is one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America. The group’s diverse game portfolio includes free-to-play titles such as Fiesta Online, Trove and Aura Kingdom and mobile games like Fantasy Town and Heroes of Twilight. Counting more than 400 employees, gamigo group is one of the largest players in the gaming industry. Besides its German locations in Hamburg (HQ), Berlin and Darmstadt, the gamigo group also has branches in Austin and Bellevue (US), and in Seoul (South Korea). In addition to gamigo AG, the group includes the subsidiaries gamigo Inc. operating as “WildTangent”, gamigo US Inc., gamigo Publishing GmbH, and KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc. The gamigo group strives to grow organically as well as through acquisitions. Since 2013, it has made more than 25 acquisitions, including titles, gaming and technology companies as well as individual game assets. The gamigo group is part of Media and Games Invest (MGI). Learn more about gamigo group at https://corporate.gamigo.com/. Learn more about MGI at https://mgi-se.com/.
About Media and Games Invest SE
Media and Games Invest SE is a digitally integrated games and media company with main operational presence in Europe and North America. The company combines organic growth with value-generating synergetic acquisitions, demonstrating continuous strong, profitable growth with a revenue CAGR of 78% (2018 – LTM Q2’21). Next to strong organic growth, the MGI Group has successfully acquired more than 30 companies and assets in the past 6 years. The acquired assets and companies are integrated and amongst others cloud technology is actively used to achieve efficiency gains and competitive advantages. The Company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market in Stockholm and in the Scale segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The Company has a secured bond that is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Open Market as well as an unsecured bond listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Open Market.