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Volker Eloesser

Developer Biography

General Manager and founder of Elocom Mobile Entertainment GmbH, Volker Eloesser has been in the game business for over seventeen years, releasing his first projects in 1987 while still attending school. In the same year, he co-founded his first company Escal Software GmbH, where he was responsible for the operational management of the company.

In addition to ‘classic’ games development, he was one of the first individuals realizing the potential in the market for advertising games and educational software, developing a wide range that was distributed by Bertelsmann.

In 1996 he went on to found Elo Interactive GmbH, to refocus on the core interactive entertainment business. Elo Interactive was well known throughout Europe for its developments, conversions, localization services, and the development of customized tools. One of the most famous games Volker created was the implementation of the Artificial Life of “Creatures”, a life simulator where the player has to breed a population of virtual pets. Volker also was a director on the supervisory board of Conspiracy Entertainment Corp., Santa Monica, U.S.A.

In 2003, Volker realized the strong potential of the mobile games market. He founded Elocom Mobile Entertainment GmbH. Elocom soon became one of the leading mobile games development companies in Germany. Volker personally created successful games like “Moorhuhn Camera X”, “7 Zwerge” and “Attack of the Killer Virus”. “Killer Virus” was the first augmented reality game for mobile phones and produced lots of attention in the public.

In 2005, Elocom became part of the Verisign Group.

Contributed by Volker Eloesser (3) on Feb 19, 2006.