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Saturday - April 28, 2012
Thursday - July 29, 2010
Saturday - June 26, 2010
Monday - May 10, 2010
Tuesday - August 04, 2009
Thursday - March 20, 2008
Thursday - August 23, 2007
Saturday - June 02, 2007
Monday - April 02, 2007
Friday - January 19, 2007
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Saturday - April 28, 2012

dtp - Insolvent!

by Gorath, 19:11

Thanks to zyklop for letting us know that the German publisher dtp is insolvent. A local lawyer has been appointed as temporary insolvency administrator. Further details aren't known yet. We'll keep you updated.

dtp published or distributed many Euro RPGs in the German speaking countries. They were involved in the first Gothic. Later followed the Drakensang series, Divinity 2, Venetica, Dungeon Lords and the King's Bounty series. New games include Blood Knights by Deck 13, Confrontation and A Game of Thrones, both by Cyanide & Focus Home.

All the best to our long time friends in Hamburg. We hope the company will recover from the insolvency and as many employees as possible can keep their jobs.

Thursday - July 29, 2010

dtp - GamesCom Lineup: 2 RPGs

by Gorath, 00:16

Unfortunately we've overlooked dtp's PRs about their lineup for the upcoming GamesCom in Cologne. They'll show two RPG add-ons and a couple of adventures.

RPG fans can look forward to a special treat. They will be able to try out Drakensang: Phileasson’s Secret, the official add on for Drakensang: The River of Time, which will be released in German-speaking territories on August, 20th.

The Divinity 2 add-on is only playable for those who received the German PR. ;)

Mit Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance bringt dtp entertainment am 20. August 2010, also noch während der GamesCom, das Add On zum Rollenspiel-Erfolg Divinity II: Ego Draconis in die Regale der Händler. Auch dieses Add On ist auf der Messe spielbar zu erleben.

As you already know the DACH release date for Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance has since been pushed forward to this Friday.

Other games shown at the dtp booth:

  • Black Mirror 3
  • Gray Matter, the new adventure by Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight)
  • Summer Challenge - Athletics Tournament
  • TNT Racers

All mentioned games will be playable!

Saturday - June 26, 2010

Beaufort Capital Invests in dtp entertainment

by Gorath, 00:18

A couple of days ago several news outlets reported that private equity firm Beaufort Capital  became a new shareholder of Drakensang and Venetica publisher dtp entertainment AG.

new business posted something which looks like the juicy part of the PR:

Beaufort Capital investiert in dtp entertainment

Beaufort Capital hat Anfang Juni eine Beteiligung an der dtp entertainment AG in Hamburg erworben.  Der 1995 von Thomas Baur gegründete Publisher bietet ein breites Portfolio an Spielen aller Genres an. Zu den erfolgreichsten Veröffentlichungen gehören unter anderem die Drakensang-Spiele. "Das finanzielle Engagement ermöglicht der dtp entertainment AG den Sprung in die nächste Entwicklungsstufe. Wir sehen in dem neuen Investor einen Partner, der uns auf allen Ebenen an Reputation gewinnen lässt und eine echte Verstärkung im Hinblick auf den Ausbau und die Stärkung unserer erreichten Marktposition im Gaminggeschäft darstellt", erklärt Baur.

dtp entertainment beschäftigt über 200 Mitarbeiter an den Standorten Hamburg (Hauptsitz), Hannover und Singapur. Beaufort Capital wird das Unternehmen auch beim weiteren Ausbau der Geschäftsaktivitäten im In- und Ausland unterstützen."Im Rahmen unseres mehrjährigen Investitionshorizonts stehen wir neben der finanziellen Beteiligung dem Management der dtp entertainment AG auch bei strategischen Entscheidungen zur Seite. Zudem zählt die Unterstützung beim Ausbau des Geschäftes zu unseren Aufgaben. Entsprechend erwarten wir das Wachstum der vergangenen Jahre in adäquatem Umfang fortzuführen und den Standort Hamburg weiter zu stärken", so Dr. Johann David Herstatt, Partner der Beaufort Capital.

Monday - May 10, 2010

dtp - Celebrates 15th Anniversary!

by Gorath, 23:58

dtp let us know they are celebrating their 15th birthday and they want to use this opportunity to give away a couple of spectacular prizes. So if you want to drive a Ferrari*, jump off a plane or make a James Bond style training, head over to dtp's homepage. All you have to do is answer a shockingly difficult question testing both your reading comprehension and your math skills.

* even better: "a Ferrari of your choice" (transl.)

Tuesday - August 04, 2009

dtp - Showing Drakensang: River of Time and Venetica @ GamesCom

by Dhruin, 13:34

dtp has announced they will be showing Drakensang: River of Time and Venetica at the upcoming GamesCom at Köln towards the end of August.  German readers can read the PR here.

Thanks, Alrik.

Thursday - March 20, 2008

dtp - Receives Xbox 360 Status

by Dhruin, 23:15

A minor newsbit that has little direct impact on us but it's interesting to see European publishers looking more to consoles.  dtp Entertainment (Drakensang, Legend: Hand of God ...) sent us a press release announcing they can now publish for the Xbox 360 and :

dtp receives Xbox 360 publisher status

Hamburg/Germany: March 19, 2008 – A few days ago Microsoft awarded Hamburg-based publisher dtp entertainment with the status of 3rd party publisher for Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

“This is a crucial step on our path to becoming a multi-platform publisher. Our first Xbox 360 title will be announced shortly”, declared Markus Windelen, COO of dtp entertainment AG.

Windelen adds, “Products for the next generation consoles and further international expansion are important milestones for dtp. So far we have been publishing our games mainly on PC and the Nintendo systems; several Wii titles are in the works.  Thanks to our newly gained Xbox 360 publisher status we are able to sharpen the image of our new release line-up for the purpose of successful international distribution”.

Thursday - August 23, 2007

dtp/Anaconda - Announces New RPG by "A Well Known Belgian Team"

by Gorath, 18:33

Here are the facts:

  • Well known Belgian developer
  • Platforms: PC & XBox360
  • Release date: tba
  • Budget: at least a million
  • More details in a few weeks
Anybody want to take a guess? ;)

dtp/Anaconda - Announces RPG by Deck 13 and Explains Expansion Strategy

by Gorath, 18:15

Hamburg based publisher dtp / Anaconda Games continues to extend its RPG lineup. They announced two new RPGs at their press conference in Leipzig and explained their intentions to become an international multi-platform publisher.

The first title is an action-RPG developed by Deck 13 from Frankfurt/M. They have established themselves as a strong force in the adventure game scene by releasing Ankh, Ankh 2 and Jack Keane in quick succession. All games were received positively by both press and customers.
Their still unnamed project will come out on PC and XBox360 in 2009.

Please have a look at the next newsbit for the other announcement.

Their PR explains that dtp is on a strong internationalization course in their primary genres RPG and Adventure. dtp is funding at least 4 RPGs, the two new ones plus Drakensang and Legend, and a long list of Adventures headed by legendary developers Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight), Noah Falstein, Hal Barwood (Indiana Jones) and Steve Ince (Broken Sword).

Saturday - June 02, 2007

dtp/Anaconda - Shows LEGEND and Drakensang: The Dark Eye at NordCon

by Gorath, 05:20

Hamburg based publisher dtp / Anaconda Games let us know they will show their two upcoming CRPGs at the local roleplaying convention NordCon this weekend. Legend - Hand of God will be playable while Drankensang fans will only have the opportunity to watch movies with gameplay footage and an interview.

You can look at and often play the latest table-top RPGs and hundreds of classics at the  NordCon , test LARP equipment, meet among others a legion of The Dark Eye and Shadowrun authors or listen to lectures on various topics. The show on June 2nd & 3rd is the 11th one. According to the organisors the NordCon is the biggest event of its kind in Europe.

Monday - April 02, 2007

dtp/Anaconda - Announces Line-Up for the RPC 2007

by Gorath, 20:01

dtp / Anaconda will be showing their upcoming RPGs Drakensang - The Dark Eye and Legend: Hand of God at the Role Play Convention in Münster (Westf.) / Germany on April 21st & 22nd.

Legend will be playable for the general public for the first time ever!
The PR also clarified the release date. As expected Master Creating´s game will ship in the summer in the German gaming countries. Which implies a later date for the rest of the world.

Anaconda will show new content from Drakensang and disclose new infos through an exclusive interview with developer Radon Labs´ creative director Bernd Beyreuther. Furthermore a sweepstake will be held, first prize some premium The Dark Eye stuff.

You can find the dtp / Anaconda booth in the middle hall at place C2.

Friday - January 19, 2007

dtp / Anaconda Games Opens Internal Development Studio

by Gorath, 13:42

German publisher dtp / Anaconda Games (Drakensang: The Dark Eye, Legend - Hand of God) sends word they are in the process of founding an internal development unit.

Creative Director Steffen Rühl is currently seeking more or less a full set of leads and directors with international experience. Studio language will be English.

dtp is, according to the German PR, the biggest customer for German development studios. They stress their intention to further extend this position. The internal studio will not replace external structures, it will allow dtp to do additional online and offline projects, stand alone or in cooperation with other projects by external developers.

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