GameDuell in the news
- Ranking of the 35 biggest German game developers published by Gameswirtschaft.de
- Our tool tip in Making Games Magazine December 2016
- Gamasutra: First Grand Gin Rummy Tournament has started
- Office Drop In - A tour of GameDuell's Office
- GameDuell Studio Portrait on Gamesauce.biz
- Our tool tip HAXE at Making Games Magazine 04/16
- Guest article at Heise Developer about glassfish / JEE7 migration
- GameDuell joins the federal games association GAME (German)
- Belote.com organizes World Championship (French)
- The Importance of High-Quality Artwork in Mobile Games
- JAXenter Java Magazin: JEE-7-Migration im laufenden Betrieb (German)
- Q & A with our lead developer at Freie Universität Berlin (German)
- Cross-Platform Game Development with the GameDuell DuellTool
- How to get a job at Berlin casual developer GameDuell
- GameDuell hires Nintendo
- The Duell Tool is finally out there
- Under the blue sky (German only)
- Deutschlandradio Kultur on GameDuell's healthy lifestyle (German only)
- El Passion features GameDuell as one of the 10 most promising Berlin startups
- Making Games Magazine: From Core to Casual
- Berliner Morgenpost lists the most popular apps from Berlin
- Tagesspiegel about meeting of games industry with Berlin Senator of Economic Affairs (German)
- Gründerszene publishes virtual GameDuell office tour (German)
- Berliner Zeitung about the boom of creative industries (German)
- Interview Feature with our new art director on Gamasutra
- Deutsche Startups: “Als Gründer sollte man nicht an den Exit denken” (German)
- Making Games Magazine 3/2014 (German)
- Skillgaming.de Review Balloon Blast (German)
- Gamesindustry.biz about GameDuell's Casual Connect Presence
- Bloomberg TV: What Merkel's Re-Election Means to German Startups
- Die Welt: Weniger Bauchgefühl, mehr Analyse (German)
- Muensterlandzeitung.de: 18, 20, weg - Skatspiel wird 200 Jahre alt (German)
- Tagesspiegel: Das liebste Spiel der Deutschen (German)
- Pocketgamer: Don't count on chat apps being the next big gaming platform, warns GameDuell
- GDC Europe: Michael Kalkowski talks about 120 new game positions GameDuell intends to fill this year
- GamesMarkt: GameDuell investiert in Wachstumsmärkte (German)
- Westfalenpost: Entwickler-Branche boomt - Smartphone-Spiele immer beliebter (German)
- Morgenweb: Trend zu einfachen Spielen (German)
- Gamesauce: Casual Connect Asia - GameDuell founder Michael Kalkowski talks about "What Brings Out the Best in People"
- Deutsche-Startups: "Und herzlich winkt die Queen – Hausbesuch bei GameDuell" (German)
- RBB Inforadio: "Berliner IT-Branche im Aufwind" (German)
- TV Berlin: "Politik trifft auf Online-Spiele" (German)
- Tagesspiegel: "Spielend informiert" (German)
- IHK Berlin: "Angekommen im Mittelstand? Wirtschaft und Politik zu Besuch bei erfolgreichen Berliner Start-Up Unternehmen" (German)
- Berliner Zeitung: "Außer Berlin nur noch das Ausland" (German)
- Gamesindustry.biz: "GameDuell: Langfristig komplexere Spiele schaffen" (German)
- Telecomsemea.net: "tyntec verifies GameDuell's 80m users"
- IT-Director.com: "Leading Casual Games Provider Selects tyntec For SMS Verification"
- Pandodaily.com: "GameDuell turns to tyntec for SMS-based verification of gamer identities"
- Pocketgamer.biz: "GameDuell CEO Bolik on how mobile fits into the social publisher's aggressive cross-platform plans"
- Pocketgamer.biz: "Berlin special: A snapshot of how German online game companies are successfully going mobile"
- Pockergamer.biz: "Gis a job: GameDuell kicks off mobile push with 130 new jobs"
- Siliconallee.com: "GameDuell Eyes Up Casual Gaming; Recruiting 120 New Staff"
- Gamasutra.com: "Developing Windows Store Apps with HTML5 - A Showcase"
- Gruenderszene.de: "Berlin 2.0: Eine Gründung ist kein Sprint, sondern ein echter Marathon" (German)
- Insidesocialgames.com: "GameDuell: Cross-platform players monetize 25% more than those on a single platform"
- Gamesindustry.biz: "HTML5: Too Good To Be True?"
Would you like to get to know some of the people behind your favorite games? Our "Meet our Team Members" posts will introduce you to one of our GameDuell team members every week.
Our guest this week is Anne, one of our product managers!
“Hey Anne! Could you briefly introduce yourself? Where do you come from?”
I was born in the Eastern Part of Germany, in Leipzig. I then lived in a smaller town called Paderborn for a couple of years. And then I finally moved to Berlin 13 years ago.
From Leipzig, to Paderborn and now Berlin. That might seem like a lot of moving around for Anne. But as Berlin is known as the European Silicon Valley, it is definitely the right place for someone who wants to work in the field of online games!
“What is your role here at GameDuell?”I started working in the Product Team at GameDuell straight after University. Over the last 10 years my responsibilities within the field of Product development have changed slightly. I started with a strong focus on Conversion, which means engaging Players to upgrade their accounts. The more mature the platform became, the greater the need to invest in ways to keep the players motivated to play at GameDuell became. I started to concentrate more on Community Insights to better understand the needs and wishes of our players so that we can match them with our products. My tasks are diverse. I create surveys, analyze data and join meetings to align with other teams.
It seems like Anne has a variety of tasks here at GameDuell. Keeping players entertained, making them feel comfortable and especially encouraging them to play. It must be a huge workload. If you are required that much, it really is important to have fun at work.
“Why is GameDuell a great place to work at?My friends outside GameDuell used to say that my work life must be great because I work with so many young, friendly and inspiring people from all over the world. This is definitely true. So one of the major benefits and reasons I enjoy working at GameDuell are my colleagues. Additionally, I love the quick changing challenges in the online gaming industry.
Working in a great environment with nice colleagues sounds like a lot of fun. But like the great Stephen King said: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". So her job is to work with video games all day, what does she do in her free time?
“When you’re not at GameDuell, what do you do in your spare time?”
I try to find the right balance between play date activities with my kids and enjoying the vibrant city of Berlin with my friends by going to restaurants, bars and markets.
Thank you very much, Anne. We hope you’ve got a small insight into the life of a Product Manager. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to write to us on Twitter or Facebook. Or just leave a comment! ;)