Kalypso Media GmbH

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Kalypso Media GmbH is a German publishing house established in the summer of 2006 by Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek. A year later, in August 2007, the sister company Kalypso Media UK was opened in England, led by Andrew Johnson and Charlie Barrett.

On 14th November 2008 the company announced the formation of its own development studio, Realmforge Studios. Kalypso Media funded most of the company and is also the majority shareholder. It consists entirely of the Boxed Dreams development team.

Also in November 2008, Kalypso purchased the worldwide rights to the Tropico brand from Take-Two Interactive Software.

In June 2009, Kalypso Media acquired the majority of the licenses and assets of Ascaron Entertainment after that company entered insolvency. Among the games titles acquired were Port Royale, Darkstar One, Anstoss (On the Ball) and The Patrician. On 18 June 2009, it was announced that Kalypso had acquired Gaming Minds Studios comprised of former Ascaron employees.

The company has also owned assets of Pyro Studios since 2018.

Because of the company's rapid expansion and increased worldwide presence, the founders established Kalypso Media Group (also headquartered in Worms, Germany) as the holding company for all of its companies and studios. The Kasedo Games label was established in 2016 for indie games published by the company.

The Kalypso family is comprised of:

Credited on 95 Games from 2006 to 2023

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Tortuga: A Pirate's Tale (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
IXION (2022 on Windows)
Commandos 2 & 3: HD Remaster - Double Pack (2022 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows...)
Disciples: Liberation - Digital Deluxe Edition (2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series...)
Distant Kingdoms (2021 on Windows)
Port Royale 4 (2020 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus (2020 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One...)
Dungeons III: Complete Edition (2020 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Commandos 2 & Praetorians: HD Remaster - Double Pack (2020 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Tropico 6 (El Prez Edition) (2019 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh)
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus (2018 on Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
Project Highrise: Architect's Edition (2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch...)
Shadows: Awakening (2018 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Sudden Strike 4 (European Battlefields Edition) (2018 on Xbox One)
The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk (2017 on Linux, Windows, PlayStation 4...)
Sudden Strike 4 (Limited Day One Edition) (2017 on PlayStation 4, Windows)
Sudden Strike 4 (Steelbook Edition) (2017 on Windows, PlayStation 4)
Tropico 5: Complete Collection (2016 on Macintosh, Linux, Windows)
Crookz: The Big Heist (2015 on Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
Blackguards 2 (2015 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)

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June 18th, 2009

The company acquires Gaming Minds Studio in Gütersloh, Germany.

June 3rd, 2009

Kalypso acquires most of Ascaron’s brands, intangible assets and exploitation rights.

November 14th, 2008

The company announces the establishment of its own development studio, Realmforge Studios GmbH.

November 14th, 2008

Company announces the acquisition of the Tropico franchise from Take Two Interactive.

August 2007

The company opens the UK office Kalypso Media UK Ltd.

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Contact information (November 2008)

Kalypso Media GmbH

Prinz-Carl-Anlage 36

67547 Worms


Telefon: +49 6241 50 22 40

Telefax: +49 6241 50 22 41

Location and contact information (July 2011):

Kalypso Media GmbH

Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. 11-13

67547 Worms


Telephone: +49 6241 506 19 00

Fax: +49 6241 506 19 11

E-mail: [email protected]

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