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Desperados III and Shadow Tactics creators expand the team

Munich-based developer studio Mimimi Games hires four new talents for next stealth strategy game Codename Süßkartoffel and beyond.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

MUNICH – NOVEMBER 24, 2021 – Mimimi Games is welcoming four new talents to the team:
 

  • Antony Opacak (3D Character Artist)

  • Kay Seifert (Animation Artist)

  • Tatiana Krupenina (Level Design Intern)

  • Luca Andre Martinelli (Developer)

     

(Left to right: Antony Opacak, Luca Andre Martinelli, Tatiana Krupenina, Kay Seifert)

 

The Munich-based developer studio, which was awarded "Studio of the Year" at the 2021 German Computer Game Awards, now employs a team of 38 people.
 

"Welcoming Antony, Kay, Tatiana and Luca to the team has been a lot of fun. With their young entry age, they have already accomplished a lot. They give us new impulses and ideas, which helps us to critically question and improve our existing systems as well as processes. Mimimi Games has become a harmonious place of highly talented newcomers, experienced seniors as well as career changers," says Johannes Roth, founder & CEO.
 

Antony Opacak has been reinforcing the art department of Mimimi Games as a 3D character artist since May 2021. Currently, he is significantly raising the level of 3D characters for Mimimi Games' next stealth strategy game Codename Süßkartoffel. Antony studied free art and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. His expertise in 3D software is self-taught. Before joining Mimimi, he worked as a freelancer in game art as well as 2D and 3D design for various projects. Antony has a preference for shooters as well as retro games. He also likes to make electronic music in his spare time.

 

Kay Seifert joined the Mimimi team in June 2021 as an animation artist. Together with Animation Lead Cem Erdalan, he breathes life into the characters of Codename Süßkartoffel. Kay studied game design with a focus on animation at the University of Europe in Hamburg and worked as a level designer at InnoGames before joining Mimimi Games. Kay enjoys playing horror as well as stealth games and is especially passionate about how to convey the personality of characters through animation.

 

Tatiana Krupenina started as intern at Mimimi Games in September 2021 and supports the design department regarding the level design for Codename Süßkartoffel. Tatiana is studying game design in her fifth semester at the MD.H Munich, likes fantasy RPGs as well as shooter games and loves to visually incorporate game design ideas into games.

 

Luca Andre Martinelli is also at Mimimi Games since September 2021. As programmer and part of the development department, he works on gameplay systems for Codename Süßkartoffel. Previously, Luca was a department assistant for games programming at SAE Berlin and studied game design at the University of Europe in Berlin. He plays everything but horror games and considers game development as an art form where behavior is generated by logic.

 

Mimimi Games is looking for Office Manager (div/f/m)

All team departments of Mimimi Games have grown considerably, especially in the last one and a half years. Johannes Roth, Founder & CEO, explains: "We want to be well-situated in terms of our team's capacities. In particular regarding the development of our next stealth strategy game Codename Süßkartoffel as well as for the future after that. Our goal is to continue to develop outstanding games with a happy team, which is an important pillar of our company's mission statement."

In this context, Mimimi Games is currently looking for an Office Manager (div/f/m): https://www.mimimi.games/office-manager-div-f-m

"This position offers a chance to become part of the games industry without having to develop yourself. Working in the games industry should definitely be one of the main goals for applicants. We need a passion for high quality games because the work as office manager will be fundamental to support the team in the development of our games," says Johannes Roth. 

Shadow Tactics Expansion is releasing on December 6th!

Mimimi Games is releasing Aiko's Choice for PC on December 6th, 2021. It's a standalone expansion to their acclaimed stealth strategy hit Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (2016). Set in Japan around the Edo period, players take control of kunoichi adept Aiko and her deadly assassin friends to hunt down the ghosts of her past. In Aiko's Choice, players experience a brand-new tale set within story of the main game. It includes three fully fledged main missions, located in brand-new environments, three shorter interlude missions and all the gameplay features of the the main game.


For more info about Aiko's Choice visit the official Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1579380/Shadow_Tactics_Blades_of_the_Shogun__Aikos_Choice/
 

In addition, Mimimi Games is already working on their next stealth strategy game Codename Süßkartoffel, which they are self-publishing for the first time. Furthermore, Codename Süßkartoffel is an original IP with a fresh game world, story and brand-new characters! The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and Kowloon Nights support the project on the financial site.
 

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About Mimimi Games GmbH
 

Mimimi Games was founded by Dominik Abé and Johannes Roth in 2008. The independent, award-winning development studio consists of 38 employees and is based in Munich, Germany. As a core game studio, Mimimi develops for PC as well as consoles and delivered an international hit with their stealth strategy game Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun in 2016. In June 2020, the team released Desperados III, the long-awaited prequel to the beloved classic Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive, to critical acclaim. Currently, Mimimi Games is working on their first self-published and third stealth strategy game: Codename Süßkartoffel. For more information, visit https://mimimi.games. Join Mimimi Games on FacebookTwitterInstagram or Discord. For press assets, click here.
 

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Press Contact

Matthias Kraut | Communications Lead | [email protected] | www.mimimi.games

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