dtp entertainment AG

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dtp entertainment AG was a publisher, developer and distributor in the entertainment software industry in Germany and well-known for its adventure games.

Dtp ("digital tainment pool") was founded 1995 in Hamburg as DTP Neue Medien by Thomas Baur and was transformed into today's joint-stock company dtp entertainment AG in 1999. The publishing and distribution business was later realized via dtp digital tainment pool GmbH (2001 to 2003) and then dtp Vertrieb und Marketing GmbH, but also directly and today mainly by dtp entertainment AG.

With the establishing of dtp young entertainment in 2004, dtp has become a big player in the market for children's games. The company got into software developing with the acquisition of German studios 4Head (reformed to Cranberry Production, Hanover; 2007) and House of Tales (Bremen; 2008). In 2008 dtp was the biggest contractor for German development studios in the entertainment software market.

Dtp was known for well-localised and/or synchronised adventure games. Especially for such games the label ANACONDA was founded in 2005 and reintegrated during 2008. The label Shoebox was a cooperation with Egmont Interactive, which was taken over by dtp after Egmont left the PC games sector in 2001.

Dtp stated that its entertainment's business activities are concentrated in four pillars: game development, game publishing and distribution, children's software publishing and distribution, and general distribution services.

In 2009 the company had a staff of over 180 employees at its offices in Hamburg.

In April 2012 the company had to file for insolvency and ceased activity in December 2012.

Credited on 233 Games from 2001 to 2012

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Distant Worlds: Gold Edition (2012 on Windows)
Panzer Corps: Gold Edition (2012 on Windows)
Panzer Corps: Grand Campaign '39-'42 (2012 on Windows)
Crash Time 5: Undercover (2012 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers (2012 on Linux, Windows, Xbox 360...)
Pro Cycling Manager: Season 2012 (2012 on Windows)
Pippi Långstrump (2012 on Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS)
Memento Mori 2: Guardians of Immortality (2012 on Windows)
Awesomenauts (2012 on Linux, Windows, Xbox 360...)
MUD: FIM Motocross World Championship (2012 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Confrontation (2012 on Windows)
Adventure Collection 8: Ghost, Thieves & Fairy Tales (2012 on Windows)
Adventure Collection 9: Haunted Mansions (2012 on Windows)
Roleplay Collection 1: Mystical Worlds & Epic Battles (2012 on Windows)
Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle (2012 on Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3...)
Wargame: European Escalation (2012 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh)
Lost Chronicles of Zerzura (2012 on Windows)
Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943 - Deluxe Edition (2011 on Windows)
Just Sing! Christmas Vol. 3 (2011 on Nintendo DSi)
Trine 2 (Collector's Edition) (2011 on Windows, Macintosh)

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History +

April 27, 2012

dtp entertainment AG files for insolvency

September 2008

The company buys House of Tales.

October 9, 2007

The company confirms to have acquired 4HEAD Studios and announces to be looking to keep most of the team aboard.

January 2007

The company sets up an internal development division.

August 2005

The company launches its adventure game label ANACONDA.

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Location and contact information (April 2008):

dtp entertainment AG

Goldbekplatz 3-5

22303 Hamburg


Telephone: +49-(0)40-669910-0

Telefax: +49-(0)40-669910-10

E-Mail: [email protected] (old)

E-Mail: [email protected] (new)

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