German MMO developer InnoGames is wrapping up 2012 as one of its most successful years on record. Not only has the company attracted over 100 million players but they've also announced an expected 50 million EUR turnover for 2012.
"In a few days, we will welcome the 100 millionth-player into our games," confirms InnoGames Founder and Managing Director Hendrik Klindworth. Part of this success is attributed to the launch of Forge of Empires, which has become one of history's most successful starts of a browser title. Just six months after the game launch, Forge of Empires already boasts five million players worldwide."
"We plan on launching three more successful games into the market next year, while also bringing Forge of Empires to mobile, and conferring a bigger market share to Grepolis and Tribal Wars," Klindworth explains. Currently, InnoGames employs over 200 international professionals, and expects to grow the family. "Our goal is to reach 280 permanent employees in 2013, especially adding those working to further our cross-platform emphasis," remarks Klindworth on the sustainable growth rate of the company.
Armin Busen, Chief Financial O fficer at InnoGames, adds:
"Forge of Empires has already exceeded our high expectations, but in addition, three-year-old Grepolis has had its best year yet. Our growth has continued to be stable, and in the last two years, we have increased our revenue by 50%." The company had been profitable in every single month, Busen mentions. InnoGames' 2012 turnover is expected to reach 50 million EUR.