Daedalic Entertainment GmbH

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Daedalic Entertainment is a developer and publisher of computer and video games, producing games with a strong focus on storytelling. Based in Hamburg, Germany, the company was founded in early 2007 and currently employs more than 30 people. Daedalic was founded by Carsten Fichtelmann, formerly of German publisher dtp entertainment AG, and Jan Müller-Michaelis.

Daedalic has successfully marketed products like Ankh: Battle of the Gods, Benoît Sokal’s Sinking Island and eXperience112 and has won a number of accolades, including two 2008 German Developer Awards for Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, its first internally developed title.

In May 2014, 51% of the company was bought by Bastei Lübbe AG, a German book and dime novel publisher. In May 2020, Fichtelmann, together with COO Stephan Harms, bought back 41% of Bastai Lübbe's shares for a resulting majority share of 90%.

On 30 June 2023, Daedalic Entertainment announced to halt internal development and focus on game publishing. This included the cancelling of a Lord of the Rings game that had been in development since mid-2022.

Credited on 150 Games from 2007 to 2024

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New Cycle (2024 on Windows)
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum - Precious Edition (2023 on Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series...)
Life of Delta (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 5, Macintosh...)
Potion Tycoon (2023 on Windows)
Rough Justice: '84 (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Inkulinati (2023 on Windows, Macintosh, Windows Apps...)
Children of Silentown (2023 on Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch...)
Wildcat Gun Machine (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Godlike Burger (2022 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh...)
Godlike Burger: Supporter Edition (2022 on Macintosh, Linux, Windows)
Velone (2022 on Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, Windows)
Hidden Deep (2022 on Windows)
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice (2021 on Windows, Linux)
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Anniversary Bundle (2021 on Linux, Windows)
Jars (2021 on Nintendo Switch, Windows, Linux...)
Fling to the Finish (2021 on Windows)
Glitchpunk (2021 on Windows)
Insurmountable (2021 on Windows)
Partisans 1941: Extended Edition (2021 on Windows)

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History +

June 30, 2023

Daedalic Entertainment announced to halt internal development and focus on game publishing. This included the cancelling of a Lord of the Rings game that had been in development since mid-2022.

February 17, 2022

Company acquired by Nacon S.A. for €53 million.

May 16, 2014

The company is bought by Bastei Lübbe AG.

July 2007

The company is authorized as a Nintendo DS developer.

March 1, 2007

The team moves into the Hamburg offices in Germany.

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Daedalic Entertainment GmbH received the award "#2 Game Studio of the Year 2011" by the German game development magazine Making Games.

Daedalic Entertainment GmbH received the award "#2 Best German Game Studio of the Year 2013" by the German game development magazine Making Games.

Daedalic Entertainment GmbH received the award "#2 Best German Game Studio of the Year 2012" by the German game development magazine Making Games.

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