KALYPSO CELEBRATES 15TH BIRTHDAY TODAY

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Tropico 6, Port Royale 4 and more discounted at the Kalypso Store

Seattle, Wash. – August 16, 2021 – Publisher Kalypso Media turns 15 today! The celebrations began earlier in the year with the 20th anniversary of Tropico and will continue today until August 25 with up to 80% off an array of games at the Kalypso Store. Discounted titles include nostalgic classics such as M.U.D. TVImperium Romanum and Patrician IV as well as Kalypso’s latest releases Spacebase StartopiaPort Royale 4 and Tropico 6.

With steady growth since its inception in 2006, Kalypso Media has gone from strength to strength – even after a bank employee, when asked for a start-up loan, stated, “There’s no economic future in computer games.” This has long been a source of many smiles and in the last 15 years, clearly disproven.

With more than 150 employees at 10 locations throughout 5 countries (Germany, UK, USA, Japan and France), a healthy turnover and a bevy of successful series such as TropicoDungeonsRailway Empire and Patrician, Kalypso Media has made a name for itself as a strategy and simulation specialist in the international games industry.

Dr. Anika Thun, International Marketing Director, explains, “It’s not just the numbers and growth that make for success. At Kalypso, colleagues of different genders, orientations and ethnicities work together in the spirit of trust. Female empowerment and inclusion, with women and team members from different backgrounds in senior positions, have been a staple at Kalypso for 15 years and we continue to live and implement these tenets.”


“I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved alongside our employees. Despite many obstacles and setbacks, we have all worked together with enthusiasm and a willingness to build a very healthy company that has developed massively in terms of revenue, employee growth and company value, especially over the last 5 years,” adds founder and CEO Simon Hellwig.


Those interested in learning more about the company’s founding history can check out the 15 years of Kalypso category on the blog, as well as the Kalypso social media channels in the coming days.

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 (10/21/21). 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 City of Gangsters.

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