Daedalic Entertainment

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Daedalic Entertainment GmbH
Private
Industry Video game industry
Founded March 29, 2007; 11 years ago (2007-03-29)
Founder Carsten Fichtelmann
Headquarters Hamburg, Germany
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Revenue
  • Increase 9,9 million (2016/2017)
Number of employees
80 (2018)
Subsidiaries Daedalic Entertainment Studio West GmbH
Website daedalic.com

Daedalic Entertainment GmbH is a German video game developer and publisher based in Hamburg. They are best known for developing point-and-click adventure games. On 28 July 2014, Deadalic Entertainment founded a subsidiary studio, Daedalic Entertainment Studio West, in Düsseldorf.

History[edit]

Before Carsten Fichtelmann founded Daedalic Entertainment GmbH in 2007, he had been the marketing director and head of product management at Hamburg-based publisher DTP Entertainment for six years. Daedalic published their first game on 5 June 2008, which was a humorous adventure game called Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, which emerged from a thesis by the Creative Director Jan Müller-Michaelis. It has sold very well and received numerous major awards.

Shortly afterwards, the adventure game 1½ Knights – In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde was published, named after the same film. On 28 August 2009, the adventure game The Whispered World followed and the adventure title A New Beginning, which focuses on climate change, was published on 8 October 2010. In 2011, the sequel to Edna & Harvey: The Breakout was released with the title Harvey’s New Eyes. A year later, a new adventure named Deponia was released to the market, which received several awards as well.

In May 2014, German publisher Bastei Lübbe acquired a majority share of 51% in Daedalic Entertainment.[1]

Games[edit]

Edna & Harvey series

The Whispered World series

Ravensburger Puzzle series

  • Ravensburger Puzzle (2010)
  • Ravensburger Puzzle 2 (2011)

The Chronicles of Shakespeare series

  • The Chronicles of Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet (2010)
  • The Chronicles of Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2011)

Deponia series

The Dark Eye series

Other titles

Awards[edit]

For Edna & Harvey: The Breakout:

  • German Developer Award 2008 (Best German Youth Game)
  • German Developer Award 2008 (Best German Adventures)
  • Lara-Award 2009 (LARA Kids Award)
  • Adventure of the year 2008 (Gamestar)
  • Adventure of the year 2008 (4Players)
  • Nominated for Best PC Game 2008 (child software price TOMMI)
  • red dot design award: Best of the Best 2009 in the category "Digital Games"

For The Whispered World:

  • German Developer Award 2009 (Best German Youth Game)
  • German Developer Award 2009 (Best Story)
  • German Computer Game Award 2009 (winner "Best Youth Game")

For A New Beginning:

  • German Developer Award 2010 (Best German Youth Game)
  • German Developer Award 2010 (Best Story)
  • German Developer Award 2010 (Best Soundtrack)
  • German Computer Game Award 2011 (Best German Game)
  • German Computer Game Award 2011 (Best Youth Game)

For Chaos on Deponia:

  • German Developer Award 2012 (Best Adventure Game)
  • German Computer Game Award 2013 (Best German Game)

For Winterfest:

  • Lara-Award 2010 (LARA Education Award)
  • E-learning competition EureleA 2011 (Best Educational Media)
  • Serious Games Award 2011 (Serious Games Award Gold)

For The Skillz:

  • Serious Games Award 2010 (Serious Games Award Bronze)
  • German Developer Award 2010 (Best German educational game)

For Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes:

  • German Developer Award 2011 (Best Adventure)
  • German Developer Award 2011 (Best Youth Game)
  • German Developer Award 2011 (Best Story)
  • German Developer Award 2011 (Best Art Design)
  • German Computer Game Award 2012 (Best Youth Game)

For Living Stories: The Lost Heart:

  • German Developer Award 2011 (Best Children's Game)

For Silence:

  • GameConnection Developer Awards 2015 (European - Best Quality of Art)
  • GameConnection Developer Awards 2015 (International - Best Quality of Art)
  • GameConnection Developer Awards 2015 (European - Most Creative & Original Project)
  • GameConnection Developer Awards 2015 (European - Most Promising IP)

As studio:

  • German Developer Award 2009 (Studio of the Year)
  • German Developer Award 2013 (Studio of the Year)

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