OverviewCranberry 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.
Also Known As
- Deck13 Hamburg (from Jun 07, 2013 to Jan 29, 2015)
- Cranberry Production GmbH (from Nov 05, 2007 to Jul 17, 2012)
- 4HEAD Studios (from 1997 to Nov 04, 2007)
|TransOcean 2: Rivals||(2016)|
|TransOcean: The Shipping Company||(2014)|
|Lost Chronicles of Zerzura||(2012)|
|Mystery Agency: Visions of Time||(2011)|
|Black Mirror III: Final Fear||(2011)|
|Black Mirror II: Reigning Evil||(2009)|
|Crazy School Games||(2009)|
|Settlers: Rise of an Empire, The||(2007)|
|Die Reitakademie: Special Edition||(2007)|
|Guild 2, The||(2006)|
|Back to Gaya||(2005)|
|Big Biz Tycoon! 2||(2003)|
|Europa 1400: The Guild||(2002)|
TriviaLocation and contact information (2009):
Cranberry Production GmbH
Phone: +49 511 761 7000-0
Fax: +49 511 761 7000-99
Manager: Markus Windelen