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?"
Moving from one country to another can be quite challenging. We want to share with you how GameDuell can assist you step by step if you want to start your career with us and move to Berlin, one of Europe’s most historic and iconic cities. We’ll also answer some frequently asked questions.
Q: Do you sponsor visas for international employees?
A: Yes, but that’s not all. We assist you with the entire visa and work permit application process. We schedule appointments and help you fill out the application forms and we’ll join you for the appointment at the foreigner’s office here in Berlin. We will also help you with registering for health insurance and opening a German bank account. Furthermore, we cooperate with Berlin based relocation agencies that can assist you in finding an apartment.
Q: How much time should I plan for the whole process?
A: This can only be estimated as it depends on numerous criteria and the duration of processing by the authorities, but it usually takes 2-4 months. The GameDuell team will approach you in advance and guide you through the process.
Q: Do I need to learn German before coming to Germany?
A: No, in most cases you don’t need to learn German since our company language is English, but it is recommended to know some basic phrases. We offer German language classes at GameDuell for beginners. Depending on the type of permit you are applying for, your spouse might need to prove simple German language skills (level A1) before applying for a visa.
Q: Where can I find information about the fees, process, and appointments?
A: To apply for a visa, you need to go to a German embassy in your country of residence. Here you will find an overview of the embassies around the world. It is recommended that you find out what is needed before applying for a visa.
Q: Which documents do I need/ can I prepare beforehand?
A: It is good to scan a copy of your passport, get 2 biometric photos, and have your diploma acknowledged with an apostille and translated into German by an official translator. If you plan to come with your spouse and children, your marriage certificate and the birth certificate of your children will also need to have an apostille and be translated. You will also need a private travel health insurance for the time from when you enter Germany until your first working day.
Q: Should I already make an appointment at the embassy?
A: Embassies require a certain process and sometimes the immigration service must give their permission first. We will also need to send you documents that you will have to show in their original form at the embassy. So, we recommend you wait to make an appointment until further notice.
Q: How can I keep myself organized?
A: It is good to have a folder where you can file the documents and take it with you to the appointments. Unfortunately, not everything works digitally yet so you will need to have the physical documents for your appointment.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: This depends on the country of residence and your citizenship. At a later stage of the process, we can tell you the approximate amount of the fees. Please note that we do offer a relocation package that contributes to your visa related fees and moving costs so make sure you keep all visa related receipts for reimbursement.
Q: Can I get support with the paperwork and German authorities?
A: Don’t worry, we have your back and our experienced team will assist you. You can call or write to us at any time and we can go through the forms together. We will try our best to limit your efforts. Even for the team members who have been at the company for a longer period of time, we are always available for all questions with advice and action. We monitor the timely extension of work and residence permits or help with the transfer of residence titles into permanent settlement permits. Finally, we also have plenty of tips and advice on living and leisure activities in Berlin.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to move from one continent to another to come work at GameDuell in Berlin? Then this “Meet our Team Members” post might be of interest to you. Hear from Leonardo, who came all the way from Brazil to come and work with us here at GameDuell. In this short interview he answers questions about how it was to move and what sort of help he received from us.