Kolibri Games Opens Second Studio in Bucharest, Romania
August 19, 2020 | 2 minute read
The Berlin-based mobile games company has opened a studio in the Romanian capital, Kolibri Games Bucharest, that will independently develop new idle titles
Wednesday, August 18, 2020 — Bucharest | Kolibri Games is expanding its operations by opening a second studio. The fast-growing team that counts a staff of over 120 in the company’s Berlin HQ is thereby moving ahead with the plan of broadening its portfolio of idle games this year.
The new branch office, located in the Romanian capital Bucharest, is led by Head of Studio Stefan Sovu and will focus on creating new games within the Idle Miner Tycoon universe – the company’s smash hit with over 150 million downloads to date.
Stefan Sovu, Kolibri Games Bucharest Head of Studio
Sovu, an experienced developer and games entrepreneur (ex-Bandai Namco, Profane Studios founder), reports directly to the Co-CEOs of Kolibri Games, Stammler and Sadowski. He is tasked with establishing the Bucharest branch and, subsequently, expanding the team to around 50 Kolibris by mid-2021.
Kolibri Games’ expansion follows its acquisition by French gaming giant Ubisoft earlier this year and is part of a broader growth strategy that the young company is now implementing, profiting from the global network and the immense level of expertise of their new partner.
Daniel Stammler, Kolibri Games Co-CEO and Co-Founder, says:
We are happy to have Stefan on our team and are confident that, in him, we have found the perfect person to lead and expand this new operation. We truly believe in the potential of Idle Miner Tycoon and are excited to start working on entirely new titles that will expand the universe of our most successful game to date.
Stefan Sovu, Kolibri Games Bucharest’s Head of Studio, adds:
I am excited about this opportunity to create new games based on one of the most successful idle titles out there. In addition, I am proud to tackle this challenge in my country of origin, which is home to an incredibly talented community of game makers.
About Kolibri Games
Founded in a student flat in 2016 as Fluffy Fairy Games by a group of IT and Business students, Kolibri Games is a young games company based in Berlin, Germany. The team developed their first title Idle Miner Tycoon in just eight weeks, following their signature lean approach. In February 2020, Kolibri Games joined the Ubisoft family, an exciting evolution in the company’s growth as they continue to pursue their goal to become the most player-centric games company in the world.
Idle Miner TycoonandIdle Factory Tycoonhave cumulatively reached over 160 Million downloads, enabling the company to grow to more than 100 dedicated engineers, artists and game designers.
Kolibri Games’ exceptional growth story has been recognized several times: LinkedIn added the company to the 2018 and 2019 list of Top 25 startups in Germany; Red Herring placed Kolibri Games among the 2018 Top 100 Global and Deloitte awarded the company with a first place in the 2020 Deloitte Technology Fast 50.