Daedalic Entertainment, a top producer of multi-platform narrative games, has expanded its creative team with the addition of award-winning author Martin Ganteföhr. Mr. Ganteföhr will be working with Daedalic to craft a wholly new game, to be unveiled at a later date.
“Martin Ganteföhr will be able to work with maximum creative freedom to craft a game fully in the spirit of his previous adventures,” confirms Daedalic’s founder and CEO Carsten Fichtelmann. “With this new addition, Daedalic not only adds another high quality narrative presence to our Writer’s Room, but we can also work with a valued colleague once again.”
Martin Ganteföhr made his mark as the founder of and writer for the adventure studio House of Tales. At House of Tales, Ganteföhr created and launched the literary adventure games “The Moment of Silence” and “Overclocked”- both of which are extraordinary psycho-thriller stories featuring intriguing narratives and structures.
“The Moment of Silence” dealt a scenario in the likes of George Orwell’s “1984” / “Big Brother”, depicting total government control of information flow, while “Overclocked” tapped into the substance of psychological trauma after extreme experiences of violence – such as in modern warfare.
“The idea of us working together has long been in the back of our minds, since we share the same view of games as a strong narrative medium,” said Ganteföhr. “The creativity, consequence and sheer joy Daedalic focuses on the narrative genre is unrivaled here, and probably worldwide. I’m looking forward to contributing to their philosophy by integrating some of my core design ideals”
More information about Martin Ganteföhr’s new work will be released by Daedalic Entertainment in the coming months.
About Daedalic Entertainment
Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Daedalic Entertainment is a developer of multiplatform narrative-driven games.
The company employs a staff of approximately 100 people, and its famed Writer’s Room, with its cadre of authors, is a unique feature in Germany’s media industry.
Since May 2014, Daedalic Entertainment has been part of the Bastei Lübbe group of companies, and in August 2014, Daedalic opened another development studio in Düsseldorf — dubbed Daedalic Entertainment Studio West.
Over the last few years, Daedalic has earned 21 German Game Developer Awards (incl. “Studio of the Year 2009, 2013”), five German Computer Game Awards (incl. “Best Game 2011”), and more.
Upcoming Daedalic titles such as “Silence – The Whispered World 2” and “The Devil’s Men” will raise the bar for the adventure genre. With “Blackguards” and “Blackguards 2” the company has also set itself up as a key RPG developer.
As a publisher, Daedalic entertainment publishes uncommon and
remarkable games like “Divinty: Original Sin”, “Oh my Gore” and “Randal’s Monday.”