Gameforge, the leading European publisher and developer of free-to-play online games, today announced the appointment of Tim Campbell, an industry veteran with eleven years of experience, as Vice President, Portfolio Planning. In his new role, Campbell will report directly to the board of directors and is responsible for the expansion of Gameforge's worldwide portfolio of web and client-based online games.
As an industry veteran with more than a decade of experience, Tim comes to Gameforge with an outstanding background in creative and business management. Before joining Gameforge, Tim held a number of executive positions at THQ Inc., including vice president of business development, vice president of creative management, and, most recently, executive producer at Vigil Games on THQ's massively multi-player game Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online. Prior to THQ Tim served in leadership roles at Atari, Infogrames and Sega Sammy Studios.
"We are delighted to have a seasoned veteran like Tim join our growing squad," Alexander Rösner, Gameforge's Founder and Chief Executive Officer said. "He is a key addition to our executive team as we look to increase our leadership position in Europe and grow our presence in the US market."
"I look forward to working with Gameforge's management team to implement new strategies for their portfolio," Tim Campbell said. "With such an influential and growing reputation in online games, Gameforge's future is extremely bright."
Gameforge is the largest independent global provider of online games. Located in Karlsruhe, Germany, Gameforge offers 15 games in more than 50 languages and has more than 200 million registered users worldwide. The Gameforge portfolio includes Metin2, the largest massively multiplayer online game in Europe, and other popular games such as OGame, Ikariam, Gates of Andaron, or Gladiatus. The Gameforge portal, Gameforge.com, integrates all Gameforge games in a comprehensive community network. Gameforge has won numerous awards, including "Technology Pioneer 2009" from the World Economic Forum and "Entrepreneur of the Year 2008." Ikariam won the German Computer Game Award 2009 in the "Best Browser Game" category. In 2010, Gameforge was awarded "TOP JOB Employer of the Year" and titled one of the best employers of 2010 by the Great Place to Work® Institute Germany.
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