Stefan Marcinek is in the gaming industry since 1998 as a freelance editor. From 2000 to 2001 he was the editor in chief of the german headquarters of Gameloft. After a short adventure as a PR manager he opened the Indie-Publisher Comport Interactive in 2003. In August 2006 he founded together with a business partner Kalypso Media. Since then Kalypso has become one of the worldwide leading independent games publisher and developer, best known for Patrician, Port Royale, Dungeons, Tropico 3-5, Rise of Venice, Grand Ages and many more titles.
Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the Kalypso has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. Subsidiary and publishes on mobile devices through Kalypso Media Mobile. Kalypso Media also owns three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Skilltree Studios GmbH – and works with multiple leading independent developers.
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