Representatives from Kalypso Media have officially announced the formation of Gaming Minds, a game development studio in Germany.
"For Kalypso, this move is not just an expansion of our own studio capacities, but will also allow us greater independence in our games development," said Kalypso global managing director Stefan Marcinek. "We currently have four new titles scheduled for release in 2010 which are being developed in our Munich and Gütersloh studios."
Sacred 2 developer and publisher Ascaron entered administration in April. Kalypso acquired "most" brands, intangible assets and exploitation rights from Ascaron, including franchises Darkstar One, Port Royale, and Patrician.