Seattle, Wash – July 5, 2021 – Kalypso Media Group has today announced that industry veteran Yann Le Tensorer joined the game publisher on July 1, 2021 as Internal Studios Supervisor.
Le Tensorer, who has held senior positions at Ubisoft, Giants Software and others for over 25 years, will report to Kalypso Media Group management and oversee and advise internal studios including Realmforge Studios (Munich), Claymore Studios (Darmstadt) and Gaming Minds Studios (Gütersloh/Paderborn).
“It is a great pleasure for me to bring my many years of expertise in game development and management to Kalypso, and to work with the teams to ensure that we work efficiently and develop high-quality strategy and simulation games,” said Le Tensorer. “Our current projects are already in high demand with the community and have huge market potential.”
Simon Hellwig, Managing Director of Kalypso, commented on the new arrival: “We have grown tremendously in recent years. Our development capacities have more than doubled and our growth in this area is continuing. Accordingly, it makes perfect sense for us to have Yann, an experienced developer luminary, to support us. We hope that his work will directly impact our main pillars of game development, time, quality and budget, in a positive way.”
About the Kalypso Media Group
Kalypso Media Group GmbH is a fully independent publisher, developer and marketer of interactive entertainment software with 150 employees in 10 locations throughout Germany, England, France, Japan, and the United States, including Kasedo Games, Kalypso Media’s digital-first label, and three development studios – Realmforge Studios (Dungeons series), Gaming Minds Studios (Railway Empire, Port Royale) and Claymore Game Studios (upcoming Commandos game). Kasedo Games also now holds a majority stake in France-based developer Bulwark Studios, increasing the Kalypso Media Group’s total development studios to 4.
Specializing in developing strategy games for a global audience on all modern platforms, Kalypso Media’s IP portfolio includes the full rights to the Tropico series, Commandos, Port Royale, Dungeons, Sudden Strike, Railway Empire, and others. Kalypso Media’s recent releases are Commandos 2 – HD Remaster and Praetorians – HD Remaster, Railway Empire – Nintendo Switch™ Edition, Dungeons 3 – Complete Collection, Railway Empire – Complete Collection, Port Royale 4, Tropico 6 – Nintendo Switch™ Edition, Commandos 2 – HD Remaster for Nintendo Switch™ and Spacebase Startopia. Upcoming releases include Disciples: Liberation (Q4 2021). Kasedo Games’ recent releases include Filament, console and tablet versions of Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus, Distant Kingdoms (available in Steam Early Access) as well as the upcoming City of Gangsters (TBA).