Berlin/Munich, 23.01.2012 –Industry veteran Jens Kortboyer has founded the serious games developer “it matters Games” together with Hendrik Lesser and his Munich production house remote control productions. The focus lies on games projects which playfully explain real-world topics and problems.
it matters Games will be primarily active on Apple iOS and Android mobile devices, on the rapidly developing sector of serious games. Serious topics, but also complex educational or ecological issues will be playfully and interactively presented to gamers. Current-interest topics from science, such as tangential learning, are also implemented in the game designs of the newly founded studio.
Jens Kortboyer has been active in the gaming industry since 2004. He graduated as a “Game Artist” at the Games Academy and was project leader of a critical acclaimed final thesis. He worked at Reakktor Media, one of the biggest games developers in Germany, for the last five years, ending as lead graphics advisor. He is now supported by two experienced programmers at it matters Games.
Hendrik Lesser is managing director of remote control productions and, among other things, holds shares in other studios in Germany. He stands up for the games medium politically and within the industry. Latest successes from the developer network of rcp include Chimera Entertainment’s Award “Bestes Handheld Game” for the iOS title “Demolition Dash” and the Award “Bestes Game Design” for “Zeit²” (XBLA) by Brightside Games at the German Developer Awards 2011, as well as the announcements of the browser games “Mission Genesis” (publisher: dtp entertainment) and “Skylancer – Battle for Horizon” (publishing partner: GamesInFlames, publisher: ProSiebenSat.1 Games). Additional unannounced titles are in development by the studios Newtracks, Brightside Games and Wolpertinger Games.
Jens Kortboyer, managing director at it matters Games, says: “We see great potential in the sector of serious and educational games. There are many gripping approaches out there already. Also, a lot of changes are coming to learning in general. You learn best playfully and digital media are a perfect fit for this approach.”
Hendrik Lesser, managing director at it matters Games, adds: “We have engaged serious games for a while now and see them as an important tool to implement computer games into our everyday lives. Through the foundation of it matters Games we want to strengthen our support and contribute to this process even more.”