More initiatives of the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft
EnDe
More initiatives of the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft

Bytro Labs celebrates 10th anniversary!

From Freiburg to Hamburg - Bytro Labs celebrates 10 years!

In 2009, three students founded Bytro Labs to develop an innovative real-time strategy browser game. "Supremacy 1914" is a huge award-winning success with a lasting impact. Ten years later Bytro has more than 10 million registered players who can play strategically sophisticated battles in 15 different languages. Bytro Labs decided for HTML5 so that all titles are available online and on mobile.

Tobias Kringe, Managing Director Operations at Bytro Labs, talks about the companys success:

  1. What have been the main reasons for Bytro Labs to move from Baden-Württemberg to Hamburg in 2011?

Tobias Kringe: “We came to Hamburg mainly for its strong gaming scene. We had great support and partners in Freiburg, but we also had to explain quite often what browsergames are and how we could possibly expect making any money with them. The best impulses for our early business decisions were fueled by exchanges with those already successful in the industry. Hamburg was, and still is, the best place to be in Germany when it comes to free-to-play online games. The open culture and knowledge exchange between companies is great, and the city is very attractive for new employees from Germany and abroad. I really like how Gamecity has been helping to strengthen this culture in Hamburg.”

  1. What is special about Bytro Labs browser and mobile games?

 Tobias Kringe: “Bytro's games are unique for both our games and the technology we use to develop them.

The game mechanics of our strategy games are unique - we basically define our own genre:  massive, real-time board games which are played over several weeks. They offer depth and cater to a very specific player audience, which enjoys complex and cognitive game play. Being passionate gamers ourselves, we make online strategy games that we and our players love.

Our technology stack is unique as we use the latest possibilities HTML5 and WebGL to distribute the game on many platforms, mobile and desktop, simultaneously. Our biggest market is mobile, but our games are also perfect fits for bigger desktop screens and can be played in web browsers and Steam. Players can use their account to play their games on all of those platforms.”

  1. How many new staff are you looking for at the moment and in which fields of work?

Tobias Kringe: “We are always looking for talented and passionate people to join our team of almost 40 Bytronians. Currently we'd like several developers and a data/game analyst to join our product and engine teams. Developers on any level are welcome - from passionate junior to experienced backend lead or HTML5 online game engine specialist.”

[[gallery_11]]

News

Gamecity@School: Insights into the Games Industry for Hamburg school students

For a growing sector like the games industry, supporting the next generation of professionals is important. Step one: Sparking young people's interest in the games industry as a career option and giving them an overview of career paths and ways into the industry.

Hamburg Prototype Funding 2021: € 252,000 for 6 projects in first funding round

The six funded projects were selected by an awarding committee of games industry experts. The quality and number of applications show the great potential of Hamburg as a games hotspot. The application phase for the second funding round in 2021 starts on August 30.

Job alert! We are looking for a Project Manager (m/f/d)

We are looking for a Project Manager (m/f/d) for Gamecity Hamburg (full- or part-time, for a fixed term as a parental leave replacement).

Games Lift Insights on June 3: Crowdfunding for Game Developers

On June 3, our Project Manager Maggie Schneider and Jan Theysen, Co-Founder and Creative Director of KING Art Games will provide you with insights into our Games Lift Incubator program and a basic workshop about crowdfunding for game devs!

Gamecity Forecast: new worksession series on games industry trends and topics

In our new worksession series “Gamecity Forecast” we aim to take a look beyond the day-to-day business - and put our heads together on topics that will gain importance for the games sector in the (near) future.

Road to gamescom 2021

Apply now for a free Small Booth package for Indie Arena Booth Online at gamescom 2021

Mooneye Indies: Mooneye Studio starts publishing label

Hamburg-based indie studio Mooneye Studios starts their new publishing label "Mooneye Indies".

Road to Nordic: Apply for free conference passes for Nordic Game Conference

Nordic Game Conference is coming up on May 26-28 with a three-days online program and many opportunities to network. Gamecity Hamburg provides a number of free tickets to Hamburg game studios, developers, publishers and students. Apply until May 16!

The Gamecity Online Hub: Hamburg's games industry as a browser game

On May 6, the first version of the Gamecity Online Hub opens its digital doors. Explore the multi-faceted network of Hamburg's games industry as a playable browser game in an authentic Hamburg setting.

InnoGames joins the Time for Climate Action Campaign

Organized by the nonprofit organization Leaders for Climate Action, more than 200 tech companies are aiming to reach more than 50 million people and trigger 1 million meaningful and measurable actions for the planet.

Gamecity Impulse: new event series on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

In the new online event series "Gamecity Impulse" Gamecity presents talks and discussions on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. In the first session Rebekka Niederländer from the initiative “Keinen Pixel den Faschisten” will deal with the question how the games we make influence society.

Hamburg's games industry launches digital internship for students

Hamburg games companies and partners start a digital internship program for students from Hamburg schools. Game Experts and media educators provide insights into the creation of games with practical tasks. School students can apply to participate until May 7!

More News
Cookies are used to make this website work and to enhance your experience.

To learn more about the types of cookies this website uses, see our Cookie Policy. You can decide for yourself which categories you want to allow. Please note that based on your settings, not all functions of the website may be available.

Cookies are used to make this website work and to enhance your experience.

To learn more about the types of cookies this website uses, see our Cookie Policy. You can decide for yourself which categories you want to allow. Please note that based on your settings, not all functions of the website may be available.

Your cookie preferences have been saved.