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Former Gameforge CEO Founds New Mobile Studio

Gameforge (Star Trek - Infinite Space, Gates of Andaron) founder and former CEO Klaas Kersting has formed a new mobile games studio, Flaregames, to develop games with real-world interaction.

Frank Cifaldi, Contributor

August 4, 2011

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Gameforge (Star Trek - Infinite Space, Gates of Andaron) founder and former CEO Klaas Kersting has formed a new mobile games studio, Flaregames, to develop games with real-world interaction. The studio has been operating in stealth mode for the past several months, according to a statement released Thursday, and is putting the finishing touches on a demo of its first game, which will be shown at the upcoming Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany. "Flaregames' vision is to create outstanding mobile games that involve the real world and feature deeper interaction than simple check-ins," said Kersting in a statement. "We see our games as the fusion of the real world and virtual world while delivering an entertaining experience woven into the daily routine of our players' lives." The studio currently employs 16 game industry veterans who average 10 years of experience each. Joining Kersting is creative director Andreas Suika, formerly of Ubisoft Blue Byte, who shipped several games in the company's The Settlers series. Georg Broxtermann, formerly of ProSiebenSat.1 Media, is Flaregames' biz dev director, while Bob Wallace (formerly of Ensemble Studios) is on the company's board of directors.

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Frank Cifaldi is a freelance writer and contributing news editor at Gamasutra. His past credentials include being senior editor at 1UP.com, editorial director and community manager for Turner Broadcasting's GameTap games-on-demand service, and a contributing author to publications that include Edge, Wired, Nintendo Official Magazine UK and GamesIndustry.biz, among others. He can be reached at [email protected].

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