Blue Byte Mainz

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Blue Byte Mainz
Division of Blue Byte
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1995; 22 years ago (1995)
Headquarters Mainz, Germany
Key people
  • Thomas Pottkämper
  • Burkhard Ratheiser
  • Thomas Stein
  • Jens Vielhaben
Number of employees
50 (2014)
Parent Blue Byte

Blue Byte Mainz (formerly Related Designs Software GmbH) is a German video game developer which specializes in strategy games. In April 2007, Ubisoft gained a 29.95% stake in the company after acquiring the former stakeholder, Sunflowers Interactive.[1] In April 2013, Ubisoft got hold of the remaining 70.05% of stake, thus making Related Designs a wholly owned subsidiary.[2] In June 2014, Related Designs was made a division of Blue Byte, and reincorporated as Blue Byte Mainz.[3]

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  1. ^ Sarkar, Samit (11 April 2013). "Ubisoft takes full ownership of Anno developer Related Designs". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Makuch, Eddie (12 April 2013). "Ubisoft completes Anno dev acquisition". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Sosinka, Michael (18 June 2014). "Ubisoft: Ehemaliges Related Designs-Studio ab sofort unter Blue Byte-Flagge" [Ubisoft: Former Related Designs studio from now on under the Blue Byte flag]. Gamezone (in German). Computec Media. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 

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