Bigpoint

  • Bigpoint Acquires Little Worlds Studio To Place Bigger Bet On Mobile Gaming

    Bigpoint Acquires Little Worlds Studio To Place Bigger Bet On Mobile Gaming

    Bigpoint, the European free-to-play online gaming company, is placing a bigger bet on mobile gaming: It’s acquired France’s Little Worlds Studio, maker of mobile titles such as Color Cross Online and Mana Crusher, in a move that will see Bigpoint establish a dedicated mobile games studio in Lyon. Read More

  • Online Gaming Company Bigpoint Appoints New CEO In The Face Of Industry “Transition”

    Online Gaming Company Bigpoint Appoints New CEO In The Face Of Industry “Transition”

    Bigpoint, the European free-to-play online gaming company that has seen shareholders invest around $460 million since 2002, is finally announcing a new CEO. Khaled Helioui, formerly Bigpoint’s Chief Games Officer, is taking over the role, some four months after founder Heiko Hubertz announced he would be stepping down. The change comes as Bigpoint, like other online gaming companies such… Read More

  • Online gaming outfit Bigpoint points to some big numbers

    Bigpoint, the German online gaming outfit, is pointing to some big numbers today, claiming its 200 millionth registered user. This, says the company, puts it on par with Twitter, which is a bit like comparing apples with oranges but whatever. That said, 200 million users is no mean feat and to put it into context, Bigpoint says that 18 months ago it could only boast 100 million users and… Read More

  • Bigpoint partners with Mail.Ru Group to take its online games to Russia

    Bigpoint, the German online gaming outfit, has signed a partnership with Russia’s Mail.Ru Group, which will see the two companies offer select gaming titles on each of their respective portals. The idea is to help Bigpoint expose its wares to the Russian speaking markets, while Mail.Ru gets broader European distribution. Targeting Russian speaking gamers, Mail.Ru will house Bigpoint… Read More

  • $350m changes hands as Bigpoint gains two new majority investors

    Bigpoint, the German online gaming outfit, has taken a $350m majority share investment from Summit Partners and TA Associates in what’s described as a recapitalization of the company. Representatives from both firms will join Bigpoint’s Board of Directors. The new capital is said to position the company for “continued strong global growth” and will support… Read More

  • Two is better than one? Bigpoint appoints co-CEO

    Why have one CEO when you can have two, right? That’s the thinking behind Bigpoint, the Hamburg-based online gaming company, which today announced that it has appointed Arthur Bastings as co-CEO. He’ll share the title with Bigpoint’s founder and CEO Heiko Hubertz. Bastings will join the executive team in Hamburg, while Hubertz will focus on international expansion in the U.S. Read More