GOOD Insights: Virtual Reality

Welcome to the first episode of our new series “GOOD Insights”, in which we’ll take a closer look at current games industry hot topics and trends, highlighting potential roadblocks and promising new concepts. One of the hottest topics of 2016 has got to be virtual reality, with more and more gear surfacing during major events like 2016’s GamesCom. Contrary to this trend, the monthly Steam Hardware & Software Survey showed stagnating sales for VR headsets in August. How do those to developments connect? Is there a bright future for virtual reality just around the corner or has the hype train already passed by? We’ll try to find at least some answers to those questions after a short overview of the industry’s status quo.

Virtual Reality is astonishing

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5 years Goodgame Empire – the hype lives on!

Today we are celebrating a very special day at Goodgame: five years ago on this day, our browser game Goodgame Empire first saw the light of day! Five years – that’s an eternity in the world of online games. We’re therefore happier than ever about our loyal Empire fan base, and we bet there are some castle lords who have been with us since the very beginning. A few more players have signed up for Empire in the meantime, of course, and are now busy conquering the medieval online worlds with their castles. The game currently boasts 85 million (!) players – that’s more than the entire population of Germany!

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GOOD Tips – Become more productive in 10 minutes!

There is a good chance you’re already well acquainted with time management and have probably completed plenty of to-do lists in your lifetime, whether professionally or privately. Even in game development, it’s important to develop an efficient plan for large projects in order to carry them out as flawlessly as possible. Efficient time and self management is key to making your work both more successful and more relaxed. Of course, our colleagues cannot be rivaled in this field, not least because our staff development team offers courses for time and self management at our Goodgame Academy.

In today’s blog post, we want to share with you some valuable tips that you can use to better allocate your time, become more productive, and avoid stress. It only takes 10 minutes to read but can save you many hours down the road! 😉

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5 Questions for Duncan: “With creativity around the world”

Goodgame Studios is home to many passionate creative minds – but not all of them work in our studios. Our colleagues from the Corporate Branding & Concept team make use of their creative spirits to give our company a unique presence and shape our corporate image. This is why they don’t only have talented artists who create amazing visual content, but also someone who takes care of producing unique ideas, concepts, and text – Duncan, our Senior Copywriter!

Higher, faster, farther: May the e-games begin!

In only a few hours, the 31st Olympic Games will officially open – and kick off an exciting two weeks! We will look on as every athlete once again calls upon the Olympic spirit to go “higher, faster, farther”. As you know, our feelgood team always keeps us on our toes with a wide variety of sports opportunities. The Brazilian martial art, Capoeria, is apparently in particularly high demand this quarter. Who would have thought? The course has definitely earned a seal of approval from our 15 Brazilian colleagues.


Our colleague Janin doing kickboxing 

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Goodgame up close: Valeska, Matt, and Steffi instagram for you!

If you follow us on one of our social media channels, you already know that we like to keep you up-to-date on everything that happens at Goodgame! For example, you’ve already met many of our colleagues and teams; we’ve taken you behind the scenes in game development, like when an exciting update was on its way; and of course we’ve told you all about our other highlights, whether it’s the launch of a new game or a sofa concert in our café.

Now we’re ready to take our social media to the next level by giving you a picture of what we do here, in the truest sense of the word! To this end, we tracked down the Goodgamers Valeska, Matt, and Steffi and asked them to join our social media team as Instagram posters – with photos of their actual everyday work!  Since they come from very different areas, namely campus services, game development, and the event team, their exciting posts are sure to keep you entertained!

If you don’t want to miss anything, you can follow us on Instagram under @goodgame_studios. Of course, first we have to introduce you to our three new Instagrammers and their jobs and preferences.


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