Yager Development

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Yager Development GmbH
Private
IndustryVideo game industry
Founded1999; 20 years ago (1999)
Founders
  • Uwe Bennecke
  • Roman Golka
  • Philipp Schellbach
  • Timo Ullmann
  • Mathias Wiese
Headquarters,
Germany
Key people
Timo Ullmann (managing director)
Number of employees
95 (2018)
Websiteyager.de

Yager Development GmbH is a German video game developer based in Berlin.

Yager was founded in 1999 by Uwe Bennecke, Roman Golka, Philipp Schellbach, Timo Ullmann and Mathias Wiese.[1][2] They are best known for developing Yager (2003) and Spec Ops: The Line (2012). The studio also worked with Deep Silver on Dead Island 2, until Deep Silver cut ties with Yager in July 2015, three years into the game's development.[3] Subsequently, Yager Productions GmbH, the Yager Development sub-studio set up for the development of Dead Island 2, filed for insolvency later that month.[4] The studio is working on The Cycle, which is described as a "competetive quester".[5] As of July 2018, the company employs 95 people.[6]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s) Publisher(s)
2003 Yager Microsoft Windows, Xbox DreamCatcher Interactive, Kemco, THQ
2012 Spec Ops: The Line Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2K Games
2017 Dreadnought Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 Grey Box
2019 The Cycle Microsoft Windows Yager Development

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lindemann, Thomas (22 December 2012). "Porträt der Berliner Games-Entwickler von "Yager Design"". Das Games-Feuilleton (in German).
  2. ^ Gießler, Denis (21 November 2018). "Video Games In East Germany: The Stasi Played Along". Die Zeit.
  3. ^ Futter, Mike (14 July 2015). "[Update] Deep Silver Drops Yager As Developer Of Dead Island 2, Yager Offers Comment". Game Informer.
  4. ^ Hurley, Leon (29 July 2015). "Yager's fine. It's just the Dead Island 2 bit that's shut down". GamesRadar+.
  5. ^ Chalk, Andy (20 July 2018). "The Cycle is a 'competitive quester' coming from Spec Ops studio Yager". PC Gamer.
  6. ^ "Deutschlands größte Spielehersteller 2018". GamesWirtschaft.de (in German). 2 July 2018.

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