Hamburg, October 30th, 2015 – The gamigo corporation (“gamigo,” bond ISIN: DE000A1TNJY0), a leading international gaming company positioned in the fast-growing European and North American game markets, will strengthen its management board in the context of its dynamic growth with Andreas Planer (34). He will function as Chief Operating Officer (COO) from November 2015 onwards and be responsible for the areas Marketing, Platform Development, Technical Services and Gaming as a Service.
Andreas Planer looks back on 18 years of experience in the gaming industry, during which he has worked with some of its leading companies. Amongst other things, he already had a managing position in the gamigo corporation back in 2000. In 2005, Andreas Planer founded the next idea GmbH, which laid the foundation for the Looki Publishing GmbH. In recent years, Looki published some of the most popular international online games such as “Desert Operations“ and “Empire Universe“. The company with 30 million users has been wholly taken over by gamigo a couple of weeks ago.
On gamigo’s management board, Remco Westermann as CEO remains responsible for strategy, products, finances and Human Resources. Theodor Niehues has resigned from the board for personal reasons.
gamigo’s CEO Remco Westermann states: “I am very happy about the enhancements that an expert in the field like Andreas Planer brings to the table with his business-oriented thinking. We’ve already cooperated very constructively in recent months during the acquisition of Infernum Productions and found some strong synergies, which we will utilize in the wake of gamigo’s acquisition of Looki.“
About the gamigo corporation
The gamigo group is one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America. gamigo was one of the first few companies to discover the booming market segment of online games, and published the first MMOG that was completely localized into German as early as 2000. Over 100 staff members in Hamburg, Berlin (Germany), Chicago (USA), Seoul (Korea) and Kaliningrad (Russia) are in charge of managing platform services (including Gaming as a Service and gaming portals) and the publishing of free-to-play mobile and online games. Fiesta Online and Last Chaos are just two examples of gamigo’s very successful multiplayer online role-playing game titles with a long-standing and loyal customer base. At the same time, the existing portfolio of games is constantly expanded with new titles, such as the recent additions Desert Operations, Empire Universe, Wickie Online and Kings and Legends. The gamigo group has a total of more than 65 million registered user accounts worldwide. In addition to online multiplayer games, gamigo is also stepping up investments in mobile games, including games such as Dino Empire and the cross-platform game The Rats Online. In addition to organic growth, the gamigo group also strives to further grow its business through the acquisition of companies specializing in games and technology.