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Deck 13 Hamburg GmbH

Moby ID: 2725

  • Deck13 Hamburg (from 2013-06-07 to 2015-01-29)
  • Cranberry Production GmbH (from 2007-11-05 to 2012-07-17)
  • 4HEAD Studios (from 1997 to 2007-11-04)

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Cranberry Production GmbH was a game development studio based in Hanover, Germany. It was originally founded as 4HEAD Studios in 1997 by Lars Martensen and Tobias Severin.

In October 2007 dtp entertainment AG confirmed to have acquired the studio and it was reformed as Cranberry Production. In November 2008 the studio released its first game using the new name, the adventure title Mata Hari.

Cranberry Production has since produced the sequels to horror adventure game The Black Mirror, namely Black Mirror II in 2009 and Black Mirror III in 2011. Their last title was the historical adventure Lost Chronicles of Zerzura, released in the beginning of 2012.

In the beginning of 2010, dtp relocated their other adventure studio House of Tales from Bremen to Hanover, to the same building as Cranberry Production. That meant joining House of Tales remnants with Cranberry, leading to the end of the House of Tales brand.

Similary, on 6th January 2012 (after Lost Chronicles of Zerzura went gold), dtp PR team reported via the www.adventure-treff.de forum about the closure of Cranberry's Hanover studio and that the team was moved from Hanover to Hamburg (where dtp entertainment AG headquarters are) to develop online games.

The company was dissolved in July 2012, but in June 2013 Deck 13 Interactive GmbH announced the takeover. First acting as internal development team with the goal of developing mobile games, their first development credit is for the TransOcean series. In January 2015, they were incorporated as Deck 13 Hamburg GmbH.

Credited on 24 Games from 2002 to 2017

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TransRoad: USA (2017 on Windows, Macintosh)
TransOcean 2: Rivals (2016 on Windows, Macintosh)
TransOcean: The Shipping Company (2014 on Windows, Macintosh)
Lost Chronicles of Zerzura (2012 on Windows)
Mystery Agency: Visions of Time (2011 on iPad, iPhone, Windows...)
Black Mirror III: Final Fear (2011 on Windows)
Mystery Agency: A Vampire's Kiss (2010 on Macintosh, Windows)
Gray Matter (2010 on Windows, Xbox 360)
Crazy Pinball (2010 on Nintendo DSi)
Crazy Sudoku (2010 on Nintendo DSi)
Crazy Golf (2010 on Nintendo DSi)
Black Mirror II: Reigning Evil (2009 on Windows)
Crazy School Games (2009 on Nintendo DS)
Mata Hari (2008 on Windows)
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire (2007 on Windows)
Die Reitakademie: Special Edition (2007 on Windows)
My Boyfriend (2006 on Windows)
Die Reitakademie (2006 on Windows)
The Guild 2 (2006 on Windows)
Back to Gaya (2005 on Windows)

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History +

January 30, 2015

The company is incorporated as Deck 13 Hamburg GmbH.

June 7, 2013

Deck 13 Interactive GmbH takes over the company. It becomes the internal development team Deck 13 Hamburg.

July 17, 2012

The company is dissolved.

November 15, 2007

The company cancels its title based on the Beowulf franchise. Ubisoft announced a similar title based on the same franchise, but at a later time. As Ubisoft acquired most trademarks and related domain names, competing seemed a difficult task. All rights are transferred back to Paramount Pictures.

October 9, 2007

dtp entertainment AG confirms to have acquired 4HEAD and announces to be looking to keep most of the team aboard. Following the acquisition, 4HEAD is eventually reformed as Cranberry Production GmbH.

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Trivia +

Contact Information (2007):

4HEAD Studios‚ĄĘ / AHEAD Entertainment Software GmbH

Bödekerstraße 84

30161 Hannover

Telefon: +49 511 761 7000 - 0

Telefax: +49 511 761 7000 - 99

Site: www.4head.de

Location and contact information (2009):

Cranberry Production GmbH

Podbielskistraße 166

30177 Hannover


Phone: +49 511 761 7000-0

Fax: +49 511 761 7000-99

Manager: Markus Windelen

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