Kununu Ranks InnoGames as Best Game-Industry Employer in Hamburg

With 155 companies representing the gaming sector in Hamburg, we were pleasantly surprised to be ranked best employer in our industry. On Wednesday, September 17 the online portal Kununu, which is used to rate employers, released their list of top companies-to-work-for in Hamburg. Although the list is composed of various companies representing different fields, InnoGames still came in second place overall – followed by companies like google Germany and Bacardi. This means that InnoGames was the only game company in the top 10.

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Adding to the good news where the specific results coming from both current employees and applicants. Both groups gave the company top marks, with a score of 4.33 (by employees) and 4.16 (by applicants) out of 5 points. This puts the company above the average of all employers (3.13) and above the average in the IT industry (3.50).

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It’s not surprising that the scores were especially significant for our Human Resource Department. Anne Grovu our Head of HR, was pleased with the news since employee satisfaction has always been amongst our top priorities. On top of classic benefits like flexible working hours, free drinks and language courses in our offices, our employees also benefit from a free gym, a smartphone or tablet for each employee and corporate housing – where our new employees from abroad usually stay during their first weeks.

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Overall we were pleased with the outcome of the Kununu evaluations and will use the data to continue pleasing our coworkers and future ones.

To look through our current openings go to our corporate page’s job section.

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InnoGames Hosts Second Workshop for InnoHub

In the dynamic lifespan of a startup, many intriguing questions arise- from the mundane to the complex. Yet, amongst one of the most esoteric ones (for startups and people in general) is the difference between Public Relations and Marketing. Although people are aware that their company needs good public relations practices in order to thrive, most don’t know what the field consists of. This is why, InnoGames decided to focus their second workshop on public relations.

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On Tuesday, September 16 around 40 people gathered at InnoGames’ for a workshop focusing on public relations. Achim Quinke and Dennis Heinert, who are both veterans in the field, gave an overview on the practice and explained how it differs from marketing. Although the general introduction to public relations cleared the water in regards to the differences, both speakers made sure to give plenty of tips and personal techniques for the guests. Attendants were also able to ask individual questions and have one-on-one talks with both of them. The workshop also covered the differences between working for agencies or in-house for the profession.

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As a whole, the event was informative and gave participants an inside look into another aspect of their blossoming business. They were able to network with other startups in different development levels while both tenants and externals received support. InnoGames will continue to host these workshops to support young companies and creative new entrepreneurs in their business set up and growth. The next workshop will focus on Law and will be hosted in the near future.

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A Look Behind a Community Managers’ Meeting

A few days ago, a few crazy people arrived in Hamburg on planes, boats, trains or on their own two feet for the Community Managers meeting of The West and Tribal Wars. While the whole event only took place for four days it was enough time to rack up countless stories.

It all started with one question: “Are you ignoring me?” There I was, thinking about skipping this incredible affair when Domi messaged me. That brief interaction was all I needed to make a last minute decision; I was going to Hamburg. Keep in mind that this happened 8 hours before I had to leave… without any reservations and on the same day of Metallica concert! Luckily for me, I was promised a place to stay; somewhere under a bridge with some working-girls… the sad part was that it was just a promise — so I am adding it to my “next things to-do on my next trip to Hamburg” list, right bellow “visit the Apple store”.

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Countdown to Gamescom

Although it might be hard for movies to top their predecessors, this certainly isn’t the case for our attendances at Gamescom. While our past events have been successful, we are very excited about the announcements we plan to present and the Game Jam we will host. During Europe’s largest trade fair for interactive games we will present our game lineup which consists of updates and new features for our games Tribal Wars 2, Forge of Empires and Rising Generals. Also, we will host a gamejam in the entertainment area with 3 teams developing games from Wednesday to Sunday.

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Sommerfest 2014

Everyone knows the clichéd expression: work hard, play hard, and even though it has been overused in songs and outside-office discussions, this could have been easily used to describe last Friday. Of course I am referring to the InnoGames Sommerfest, which might have made some of you sing (or say) TGIF. As anticipated from past years this company event brought us music, a company presentation, an obstacle course, and food.
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InnoHub launches first workshop

In a world of interconnectivity, start-ups are popping up faster than daisies in spring, and while they are many in number not all succeed. Founders of such companies might have questions, like: what exactly differentiates a successful start-up from another? What tools are needed? How much money do they need? Or who do we contact? The downfall for these founders is not having the resources to answer these questions. This is where InnoGames comes to the rescue with Innohub. As the brain child of Michael Zillmer (COO of InnoGames and InnoHub initiator) this project aims to support young start-up companies and creative new entrepreneurs in their business set up and growth. As part of the strategy, InnoHub offers fully furnished offices, individual workstations, a mentoring program and topic-specific workshops. The first workshop kicking off this week. Read more →

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The value of code quality

Before I can talk about the value of code quality, I should define what I mean with code quality. Usually a user or player only sees the result of a game or product. He will notice good and bad quality in the User Interface or in the game mechanics, but these may or may not be the result of bad code quality. Defining bad code / quality by itself is not an easy task, as code may look fine to one developer, while another one may think it is really, really bad. Read more →

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The social value of Guilds and its impact on KPIs

Players of Online Games love to group with others to accomplish goals and most important of all to have a good time in company with likeminded people. From a developer’s point of view, these players have a huge impact on the success of a game. We at the Innogames analytics department know that players in a clan or guild play longer, more intensively and as a result might also invest more money than players which are not organized in a group. But why is that? What is the reason that people organize in a virtual group spending many hours talking and playing with their clan mates each and every day?

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