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.
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).
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 Berthold Bonke
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.
gamigo acquires mobile payment specialist mobile business engine GmbH
gamigo and next idea GmbH acquire Infernum
gamigo presents Gaming as a Service
gamigo takes over INTENIUM GmbH
gamigo starts cooporation with Electronic Arts
Theodor Niehues joins the executive board
gamigo enters into strategic cooporation with Ubisoft
gamigo and Studio 100 starting development of Wickie Online
Loong: Dragonblood is nominated for the European Games Award 2014
gamigo takes over the North-American licence of MMORPG Last Chaos
Joachim Bertold Bonke joins the executive board
Launch of Long: Dragonblood
gamigo performs a successful start in the capital market
Remco Westermann joins the executive board
The strategic Investor Samarion S.E. acquires all shares of the gamigo AG
Jagged Alliance Online launches in Europe and North America
Cultures Online is available in South Korea, Russia, Japan, Taiwan and Brazil in the local languages
Magic Campus opens its gates in Europe in English, German and French
gamigo launches its first 3D browser game in Europe and North America: Dungeon Empires.
Two additional language versions of Heroes in the Sky – English and French – are launched
gamigo’s largest project to date – Black Prophecy – goes live and starts phenomenally
With the launch of Golfstar, a new generation of golf MMOGs arrives in Europe and North America
gamigo unleashes the dragon with the launch of Loong: The Power of the Dragon in Europe and North America
gamigo acquires a stake in the developer studio Reakktor Media and all rights to the space action MMOG Black Prophecy
War of Angels spreads its wings over Europe with the launch of the English-language version
King of Kings 3 is the first gamigo game to go live in Europe and North America
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
The English-language version of Martial Empires goes live and is an instant success
Fiesta Online is launched in Spain
Launch of the browser-based role-playing game The Witcher: Versus in North America and Europe
Fiesta Online reaches 500,000 players
Launch of the air combat MMOG Heroes in the Sky
Last Chaos reaches 1,000,000 players in Europe
Launch of the 3D MMORPG NeoSteam, the 3D browser-based MMOG Pirate Galaxy and the hockey MMOG Slapshot Underground
Launch of the Polish edition of Last Chaos while the game reaches the 500,000 player mark in Germany
Axel Springer AG increases its ownership of gamigo AG shares to 100%
Start of Last Chaos in France and Spain
Start of Shot Online in France and Spain
Axel Springer AG acquires the shares previously held by bmp AG, raising its share in gamigo to 94.75%
Launch of the car racing MMOG Level R
Launch of the MMORPG Fiesta Online
Launch of the sequel Dreamlords: The Re-Awakening
Launch of the MMORPG Last Chaos
Launch of the MMO tennis game Smash Online
Launch of the MMORPG Regnum Online
Launch of the first hybrid strategy MMOG Dreamlords
Launch of the MMO golf game Shot Online in Germany
Increase in capital and shares owned by bmp AG and Axel Springer AG (AS Venture GmbH)
Launch of the online soccer management game Goal United
Launch of the German-language version of Puzzle Pirates
Launch of the first German-language online strategy game Tactical Commanders
Launch of the German-language version of Anarchy Online
Launch of the first German-language massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) “Die vierte Offenbarung”