Seattle, Wash. – September 29, 2021 – On September 1, Kalypso Media Group appointed Dr. Anika Thun as Managing Director with sole power of representation alongside Managing Partner Simon Hellwig.
Dr. Thun holds a degree in business administration and a doctorate in media science. After holding positions at companies such as Roche Diagnostics and Bosch, she became one of the first employees at Kalypso and most recently took care of the worldwide positioning and marketing of the company’s products as International Marketing Director.
“For many years, Dr. Thun and I have planned and made every major step and significant decision together as a team – be it the founding of new studios or our subsidiary in Japan. It is a logical next step for us to shape the future of Kalypso Media together,” says Simon Hellwig, Managing Partner. “We have grown significantly, especially in the last 5 years, and part of sensible growth management is to improve and expand structures.”
Dr. Thun added: “I am looking forward to continuing to contribute my expertise into driving the success and growth of the company in the future. Especially as this continues to feed into our prevailing company culture where we promote and live equality and inclusion.”
As part of the management team, Dr. Thun is responsible for marketing and public relations, human resources, customer care, brand management and business development.
Furthermore, she represents the company externally at industry associations and as a contact for ministries and cultural institutions.
About Kalypso Media Group GmbH:
Kalypso Media Group GmbH is an independent publisher, developer and marketer of interactive entertainment software with 150 employees at 10 locations in Germany, England, France, Japan and the USA. Kalypso Media Group includes Kasedo Games, the digital label of Kalypso Media Group, and three development studios – Realmforge Studios (Dungeons series), Gaming Minds Studios (Railway Empire, Port Royale) and, since March 2020, Claymore Game Studios (upcoming Commandos game). With the recent acquisition of a majority stake in the French Bulwark Studios by Kasedo Games, Kalypso Media now unites a total of 4 development studios in the group of companies.
Specializing in the development of strategy games for a global audience on all modern platforms, Kalypso Media Group’s IP portfolio includes full rights to the Tropico series, Commandos, Port Royale, Dungeons, Sudden Strike and Railway Empire, among others. Kalypso Media’s most recent releases are Port Royale 4, Tropico 6 – Nintendo Switch™ Edition, Commandos 2 – HD Remaster for Nintendo Switch™ and Spacebase Startopia. Upcoming releases include Disciples: Liberation (October 21, 2021). Recent releases from Kasedo Games include City of Gangsters, Filament and+ the console and tablet versions of Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus. More at www.kalypsomedia.com.