“As an up-and-coming startup, we’re proud to have acquired established industry experts with such enthusiasm for our mission. This affirms our work so far and Infernum as a serious international player in the online games market. With Johann Butting and Martin Korbmacher we bring two valuable leaders in online marketing with financial know-how into the fold, bolstered by Sean Kauppinen, Jess Mulligan and Dave Wolverton’s game industry expertise. The new additions are worthy of our investment and will support us in successfully publishing our first title Brick-Force in the European and North American markets. Furthermore they will promote the progression of our first, yet to be announced, independently developed project” Andreas Weidenhaupt, CEO of Infernum stated.
Former Google Manager Johann Butting is an expert in online marketing and distribution in the media industry. He was formerly CEO of Holtzbrinck Digital and spent 10 years working in the online industry in the United States.
The top manager Martin Korbmacher is managing director of Event Horizon Capital & Advisory Ltd., and has held senior executive positions in investment banking and corporate finance for Credit Suisse, Dresdner Kleinwort and JP Morgan in Germany, England and the United States.
Sean Kauppinen, CEO of the International Digital Entertainment Agency, has 17 years of experience in the games industry and has held CEO, COO and CMO roles with a number of games industry startups. Previously he held management positions with Sony Online Entertainment, Ubisoft, and other prominent game companies during which he was involved in the launch of over 540 games titles and multiple new platforms.
The co-author of the online gaming bible "Designing Online Games: An Insider's Guide," Jess Mulligan, is a pioneer and veteran of the MMO industry and has spent the past 26 years in senior positions, helping to lead the production and operation of more than 50 games (including Ultima Online and Asheron's Call).
Dave Wolverton has sold more than 20 million books as a New York Times-bestselling author and has written for Star Wars and The Mummy. In addition, he has worked as a film producer and video game designer (Starcraft; among others) and is considered an expert in the development of transmedia stories and IPs.
Infernum employs over 30 staff in Berlin and Shanghai. Prior to market entry, Infernum has already exceeded 400,000 registrations for its first title Brick-Force, a cross-platform online game.
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