Ex-Rockstar Vienna trio readies "visionary" biz model

The founder members of Rockstar Vienna are preparing to unveil a new company – and they say it has a radical approach to development. But you'll have to wait a week to find out what it is.
Publish date:

With a company called Games That Matter, founders Hannes Seifert, Niki Laber and Jürgen Goeldner plan to take the wraps off their plans in a week's time on January 25th.

The team describes the Games That Matter business as "a new company with a visionary game production business model".

14 years ago Seifert, Laber and Goeldner founded Neo Software, which produced games such as Rent-a-Hero and Alien Nations. The company was sold to Take Two and incorporated into Rockstar Games in 2001. After that the team produced ports of Max Payne and GTA for consoles. Rockstar Vienna was eventually closed in the middle of last year.

Games That Matter's official site can be found a www.games-that-matter.com.



Rockstar Leads

We talk to Rockstar Leeds boss Gordon Hall to find out more about the Develop Award-winning teamâ??s first ten years of business, and plans for the future...

Games That Matter unveiled

The wraps have been thrown off Austrian studio Games That Matter at a press conference in Vienna today, to reveal that the company put together by the founders of Rockstar Vienna will aggresively pursue a 'Hollywood model' approach to games development.

Climax readies for 'boutique' Fix

Karl Jeffery, CEO of Climax, has revealed what lies in store during the studio's 'fourth age', with the focus on a "boutique studio" approach led by new IP-based projects such as The Fixer.