Kalypso Media co-founder Simon Hellwig has died

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Kalypso Media has introduced that firm proprietor and joint managing director Simon Hellwig has died, leaving fellow managing director Dr Anika Thun to proceed main the corporate as managing director.

Since Hellwig based Kalypso Media in 2006, the corporate – finest recognized for publishing technique titles together with the Tropico collection – has grown considerably. Now, Kalypso Media has places of work throughout Germany, England, France, and North America; and owns 5 growth studios together with Bulwark Studios, Claymore Recreation Studios and extra.

In an announcement issued by Kalypso Media, the corporate mourned the lack of “an enormously well-respected chief and good friend.”

“All through his sixteen years on the helm, Simon constantly impressed these round him via his dedication to his workforce, the enterprise and the broader trade,” the assertion continued. “His good imaginative and prescient and his limitless enthusiasm knew no bounds and he will likely be immensely missed by his Kalypso Media household and mates inside the trade. As a household enterprise, Anika and Simon had been united as companions in each manner and this loss is immeasurable. Our ideas are with all those that had been pricey to him.”

Kalypso added that Hellwig was a fan of technique video games from an early recreation, and his “love of one of many earliest play-by-mail technique video games, Gladius et Pilum, not solely mixed his pursuits in gaming and historical past but in addition established a lifelong ardour for historic technique video games.”

The corporate additionally famous that Hellwig’s diploma thesis – titled ‘Improvement of a marketing strategy for the inspiration of an organization within the leisure software program trade’ – went on to “outline the expectations and goals of the Kalypso Media Group.”

“Simon leaves behind a massively profitable enterprise and legacy that we, as a gaggle, endeavour to take care of,” added Kalypso’s assertion. “Simon’s imaginative and prescient was clear and we’re dedicated to fulfilling it and persevering with the expansion of the corporate in honour of his legacy.”



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