Great success – key vacancies filled

Great success – key vacancies filled

New Game Producer and new PR-Manager at HandyGames

Giebelstadt January, 26th 2021
​Well, no one should say this is a bad start after 2020 – HandyGames, a German video game developer and publisher based in Giebelstadt, managed to fill two key vacancies in one swift stroke. Signing on in January 2021 as PR-Manager Bernhard Richter reinforces HandyGames‘ marketing team at their home base in Giebelstadt, Germany. Bernhard just left a seven-year position at Vogel Communications Group where he was working as a technical writer and editor for Germany’s biggest reaching magazine for design engineering.

HandyGames managed to convince the experienced industry-journalist with a TV background to defect and leave behind the world of hydraulic pumps and pneumatic drives.

„I am thrilled to be part of the THQ Nordic family“, states the 42-year-old from Würzburg gladly. „Gaming has always been a part of my life – now I can combine passion and work.“

The hunt is off – for now.

Also joining the ranks as a game producer at HandyGames is Josef Vorbeck – formerly involved in Hunt: Showdown at Crytek, one of Germany’s biggest game studios. Smells like growth. Josef Vorbeck holding a degree in game producing (GA) immediately recognized the fun people are having in Giebelstadt and is hence very motivated.

„I instantly liked it here“, confessed Josef and states: „I really like the homely atmosphere and it feels like coming home.“

The signs at HandyGames point to growth. German indie publisher HandyGames plans to invest a high single-digit million amount in German titles over the next years. HandyGames is thus supporting the founding of new start-ups and is always looking for producers who dig innovative new games.

Photo copyright: Steffi Grass - HandyGames


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About HandyGames

HandyGames™ is part of the THQ Nordic and Embracer Group family and operates as an international publisher for mid-sized projects and developers for a worldwide audience.

The focus lies on creating and publishing games for current-gen consoles like PlayStation®4, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X or Nintendo Switch™ as well as games for Steam and many other PC gaming distribution channels. HandyGames™ produces titles for new innovative gaming platforms, for example, VR (Virtual Reality) on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR, but also offers games of all kinds of genres for Android smartphones and tablets, Apple iPhones, iPads and many other mobile and smart devices.

As a games company that is truly passionate about gaming, we always strive for gameplay innovation. We received the German Developer Award as “Best German Game Studio” in 2015 and produced and published award-winning games of virtually every video gaming genre imaginable for a diverse range of audiences and gameplay styles. One example is “Townsmen VR” which was awarded the German Games Award 2018 in the category “Best Game Design”.


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