Hi there!Enjoy the September Edition of the Kolibri Games Newsletter. This is where we review the events of the past weeks and keep you updated on recent company and product milestones.
In September, our Head of Recruitment, Marina, won an Outstanding individual Ambassador Award at the first-ever, fully virtual Women in Games Awards. We are incredibly excited and proud to see her engagement in our industry rewarded in this way.
In addition, our CEOs Janosch and Daniel were named as finalists of the 2020 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. Based on criteria such as sustainability, innovation, employee management and social responsibility, the two placed among the 19 entrepreneurs who will participate in the final next month.
Our Idle Miner Tycoon team worked hard on implementing the first feature as a result of an A/B test: the “no ads offer”. After an initial testing period, we were able to determine that our players are interested in a one-time purchase that allows them to collect perks without having to watch a rewarded video ad first. The first wave of feedback from our players to the new feature has been overwhelmingly positive – an important affirmation to us, as we’re becoming increasingly data-driven in our product decisions.
Kolibri Games Events
Leontine, one of our Product Managers on Idle Miner Tycoon, teamed up with our friends from Keyword Studios for a Webinar on how to leverage your own user base for UA by increasing your game’s virality. Check our social media channels in the coming weeks if you are interested in watching a recording of the event.
In addition, we were beyond excited to welcome the wonderful Pia Frey, Co-Founder and CCO of Opinary, for an internal remote event this month, where she shared her wisdom on company building, team culture, and much more with us.
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.