Related Designs

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Related Designs
Subsidiary of Ubisoft
Industry Video games
Fate Integrated into Blue Byte Mainz
Founded 1995
Defunct June 18, 2014 (2014-06-18)
Headquarters Mainz, Germany
Key people
Thomas Pottkämper
Burkhard Ratheiser
Thomas Stein
Jens Vielhaben
Products Anno series
Owner Ubisoft
Number of employees
Parent Ubisoft
Website (English)

Related Designs was a German video game development studio which specialized in strategy games for the PC. Ubisoft bought a 30% stake in the company after acquiring Sunflowers, the previous stakeholder, in 2007.[1] In April 2013, Ubisoft purchased the remaining 70% of stake in the company, thus making Related Designs a wholly owned subsidiary of Ubisoft.[2] In June 2014, Related Designs was fully integrated into Blue Byte Mainz.[3]

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  1. ^ Boyer, Brandon (2007-04-11). "Ubisoft Acquires SunFlowers, Anno Franchise". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  2. ^ Makuch, Eddie (2013-04-12). "Ubisoft completes Anno dev acquisition". GameSpot. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  3. ^ Gamezone article vom 18. Juni 2014

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