Company

Founded in 2000, gamigo AG has since become one of the leading publishers of free-to-play online and mobile games in Europe. More than 40 million players have already signed up for gamigo’s various client, browser, and mobile games. gamigo’s success is based on long-term experience in all segments of the gaming market as well as a highly diversified game portfolio that is attractive for players of all ages and covers the most popular genres.

In sum, the Hamburg-based company has a staff of more than 140 permanent employees. In 2013, gamigo AG opened an office in San Francisco to actively publish and distribute games on the North American market. Additionally, gamigo AG has a branch office in South Korea.

Executive Board

Remco Westermann
Co-CEO & Co-Chairman

Remco Westermann, born in 1963, has been CEO at gamigo AG since November 2012 and is responsible for Marketing, Finance and IT. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of new media with an emphasis on mobile and online entertainment.

Before joining gamigo, he was founder and CEO of the listed company Bob Mobile AG (later Cliqdigital AG). Prior to that he was co-founder of Zed (a mobile services provider), as well as in executive management positions at Sonera, Balance Point and Rost & Co. He has a master’s degree in Business Economics (Rotterdam).

 
Theodor Niehues
Co-CEO & Co-Chairman

Theodor Niehues, born in 1965, has been on the board of directors at gamigo AG since August 2014. The areas he specializes in include partnering, M&A, and capital market communications. He possesses years of international management experience in marketing and product management, business & market development, as well as sales.

Before being appointed as Co-CEO at gamigo, he held the position of CEO at net mobile AG, a listed company. In addition, Niehues was also the managing director of the German subsidiary of the leading Japanese wireless carrier NTT Docomo.

 

Joachim Bonke - Vorstand der gamigo AGJoachim Berthold Bonke

COO

Joachim Berthold Bonke has been a member of the Executive Board at gamigo since October of 2013. His responsibilities as a board member include the divisions Technology, Mobile Games, Customer Support, Game Analysis and Localization, as well as business in the USA.

Before he switched to the board of directors at gamigo AG, Joachim B. Bonke was managing director at TAF mobile GmbH, which develops and markets mobile solutions and applications for sectors such as public transport. Before that he worked at cell phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson for more than 6 years. Most recently he was responsible for the customer segment in Germany as Manager Enterprise. Overall, he looks back on 20 years of experience in the mobile phone market, in which he has held various management positions.

History

June 2015
gamigo acquires mobile payment specialist mobile business engine GmbH

July 2015
gamigo and next idea GmbH acquire Infernum

February 2015
gamigo presents Gaming as a Service

September 2014
gamigo takes over INTENIUM GmbH

December 2014
gamigo starts cooporation with Electronic Arts

August 2014
Theodor Niehues joins the executive board

July 2014
gamigo enters into strategic cooporation with Ubisoft

April 2014
gamigo and Studio 100 starting development of Wickie Online

March 2014
Loong: Dragonblood is nominated for the European Games Award 2014

December 2013
gamigo takes over the North-American licence of MMORPG Last Chaos

October 2013
Joachim Bertold Bonke joins the executive board

July 2013
Launch of Long: Dragonblood

June 2013
gamigo performs a successful start in the capital market

November 2012
Remco Westermann joins the executive board

October 2012
The strategic Investor Samarion S.E. acquires all shares of the gamigo AG

September 2011
Jagged Alliance Online launches in Europe and North America

October 2011
Cultures Online is available in South Korea, Russia, Japan, Taiwan and Brazil in the local languages

September 2011
Magic Campus opens its gates in Europe in English, German and French

May 2011
gamigo launches its first 3D browser game in Europe and North America: Dungeon Empires.

March 2011
Two additional language versions of Heroes in the Sky – English and French – are launched

March 2011
gamigo’s largest project to date – Black Prophecy – goes live and starts phenomenally

February 2011
With the launch of Golfstar, a new generation of golf MMOGs arrives in Europe and North America

January 2011
gamigo unleashes the dragon with the launch of Loong: The Power of the Dragon in Europe and North America

December 2010
gamigo acquires a stake in the developer studio Reakktor Media and all rights to the space action MMOG Black Prophecy

October 2010
War of Angels spreads its wings over Europe with the launch of the English-language version

September 2010
King of Kings 3 is the first gamigo game to go live in Europe and North America

August 2010
gamigo celebrates the launch of its first self-produced browser game, Cultures Online. The game is launched in English, German and French. A Spanish version follows shortly thereafter

July 2010
The English-language version of Martial Empires goes live and is an instant success

May 2010
Fiesta Online is launched in Spain

April 2010
Launch of the browser-based role-playing game The Witcher: Versus in North America and Europe

March 2010
Fiesta Online reaches 500,000 players

November 2009
Launch of the air combat MMOG Heroes in the Sky

June 2009
Last Chaos reaches 1,000,000 players in Europe

April 2009
Launch of the 3D MMORPG NeoSteam, the 3D browser-based MMOG Pirate Galaxy and the hockey MMOG Slapshot Underground

March 2009
Launch of the Polish edition of Last Chaos while the game reaches the 500,000 player mark in Germany

January 2009
Axel Springer AG increases its ownership of gamigo AG shares to 100%

December 2008
Start of Last Chaos in France and Spain

October 2008
Start of Shot Online in France and Spain

September 2008
Axel Springer AG acquires the shares previously held by bmp AG, raising its share in gamigo to 94.75%

August 2008
Launch of the car racing MMOG Level R

July 2008
Launch of the MMORPG Fiesta Online

July 2008
Launch of the sequel Dreamlords: The Re-Awakening

February 2008
Launch of the MMORPG Last Chaos

December 2007

Launch of the MMO tennis game Smash Online

August 2007
Launch of the MMORPG Regnum Online

July 2007
Launch of the first hybrid strategy MMOG Dreamlords

May 2007
Launch of the MMO golf game Shot Online in Germany

February 2007
Increase in capital and shares owned by bmp AG and Axel Springer AG (AS Venture GmbH)

June 2006
Launch of the online soccer management game Goal United

May 2004
Launch of the German-language version of Puzzle Pirates

June 2003
Launch of the first German-language online strategy game Tactical Commanders

May 2002
Launch of the German-language version of Anarchy Online

May 2001
Launch of the first German-language massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) “Die vierte Offenbarung”