10tacle studios AG

Moby ID: 6328

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10tacle studios AG was a German game publisher founded by CEO Michele Pes in August 2003 in Darmstadt, Germany.

Since its founding 10tacle studios AG acquired many companies in different countries. The first one was the German studio reakktor.com in 2004 and in October 2005 they acquired development studio elseWhere Entertainment and renamed it 10tacle Studios Belgium. In December of 2005 they opened a development studio in Singapore, and Blimey! Games was acquired two months later in February 2006. The hand-held division 10tacle Studios Mobile GmbH was established later that year in May.

In June 2007 they acquired development studio Stormregion and in August 2007 a stake in The Climax Group. In December 2007 10tacle announced to acquire Berlin-based TGC – The Games Company, but due to financial problems that never happened. Because of their finances 10tacle claimed insolvency in August 2008 (this also lead to the end of the subsidiary 10tacle Studios Slovakia).

Credited on 13 Games from 2004 to 2007

Boulder Dash Rocks! (2007 on Nintendo DS, PSP, iPhone)
Happy Hippos: Auf Weltreise (2007 on Nintendo DS, Windows)
BMW M3 Challenge (2007 on Windows)
Jack Keane (2007 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh)
War Front: Turning Point (2007 on Windows)
GTR 2: FIA GT Racing Game - Game of the Year (2007 on Windows)
GTR 2: FIA GT Racing Game (2006 on Windows)
Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer (2006 on Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3)
GT Legends (2005 on Windows)
Oktoberfest Wiesn-Gaudi (2005 on Windows)
Neocron 2: Beyond Dome of York (2004 on Windows)
GTR: FIA GT Racing Game (2004 on Windows)
Michael Schumacher: World Tour Kart 2004 (2004 on Windows)

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August 6, 2008

The company claims insolvency, followed by a share price drop over 73 percent on the Frankfurt stock exchange.

August 6, 2008

Opened insolvency proceedings in Darmstadt (Germany)

May 9, 2008

It is announced the intended takeover of TGC - The Games Company GmbH, announced in December 2007, does not go through.

December 19, 2007

The company announces its intention to take over TGC - The Games Company GmbH.

August 6, 2007

The company announces plans to acquire a 29% stake in The Climax Group.

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From a press release dated Jan. 19, 2007:

Listed in the General Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, 10tacle studios AG is one of Europe’s leading independent developers and producers of high-end computer and video games.

In the first six months of 2006, the company reported a turnover increase to 12.71 million Euros (first six months of 2005: 1.8 million Euros). 10TACLE STUDIOS AG’s adjusted EBITDA improved to 2.9 million Euros in the first six months of 2006 (first six months of 2005: 510,000 Euros). EBIT reached 2.3 million Euros, compared to 43,000 Euros in the year-ago period. Currently, more than 230 employees work for the Company at its headquarters in Darmstadt and the development sites in Duisburg, Hanover, London, Charleroi, Bratislava and Singapore.

Company address:

10tacle studios AG

Goebelstrasse 21


Phone: +49 (06151) 397380

Fax: +49 (06151) 3973810

Mail to: [email protected]

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