Massive Miniteam – Welcome to the HandyGames and THQ Nordic family!

Massive Miniteam – Welcome to the HandyGames and THQ Nordic family!

Indie games publisher HandyGames proudly announces the acquisition of German game studio Massive Miniteam.

"HandyGames promised to invest into the German game industry and Massive Miniteam is simply the perfect fit! The clear vision of the management combined with an experienced team sets the foundation for our growth plans in the Cologne region. A warm welcome to the HandyGames and THQ Nordic family!", comments Markus Kassulke – CEO of HandyGames – this historical step.

Founded in the co-working space Cologne Game Haus in April 2018 the team around Tim Schroeder, Michael Koloch, and Robert Schneider moved in early 2020 into the WALZWERK in Pulheim, a small city near Cologne. In this stylish location, the company grew to around 20 team members from all across Europe.

"We have been working with HandyGames as partners on several projects successfully and know that they share our vision and values. When we founded Massive Miniteam we made it our goal to offer a stable and healthy work environment in the games industry.
​We are very happy that this step allows us to focus on the production of high-quality indie games and to grow into a well-known game studio while staying true to our core values", says Tim Schroeder, CEO of the Massive Miniteam.

Massive Miniteam is a motivated and highly creative development team working with HandyGames on several titles like their co-op multiplayer mayhem Spitlings, the console ports of Little Big Workshop from Mirage Game Studios, and of Chicken Police from The Wild Gentlemen. The Pulheim based game studio is also keen on working with new technologies like Google Stadia or next-gen consoles and will focus on creating new game titles based on its own and external IPs.

The company will be fully integrated into the HandyGames organization while the founders will focus on managing and growing Massive Miniteam to an attractive, diverse, and multicultural place to work on awesome games in the attractive Cologne region and North Rhine-Westphalia. The purchase price will not be disclosed.

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HandyGames™ is a THQ Nordic Company and part of the Embracer Group Family. We operate as an international indie game and premium mobile game publisher and developer for a global community of gamers.

Games are our passion. Since our founding at the turn of the millennium, we have been steadily evolving our company and portfolio to publish and produce award-winning titles for cutting-edge consoles, PC, and VR, as well as premium mobile games from great teams around the world.

We are proud of our ever-growing and colorful portfolio - from hilarious games for the whole family to deep and sometimes dark topics presented in an interactive format. Games are and always will be entertainment media, but we firmly believe they are capable of much more.

HandyGames is at home in beautiful Giebelstadt in Northern Bavaria, close to the Franconian university and city of Würzburg and a proud part of the German and European gaming scene. Always on track towards lasting growth, we have significantly expanded our office space to create room for up to 120 colleagues and look forward to continuing to successfully shape the future of the international games industry as a sustainable employer.

As a team, we stand united against any form of discrimination. Regardless of sexual, cultural, or ethnic identity, we try to ensure that everyone feels welcome at HandyGames. It is very important to us to help new colleagues who move to our beautiful Franconian home to find like-minded interest groups, even outside their work environment.
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