Sandra Scheeres, Senator for Education, Youth and Science of Berlin, visited the Wooga office, winner of “Companies for Family – Berlin 2014″ award.
Tomer Sharon, UX Researcher at Google, dropped by the Wooga Auditorium to give a talk to Berlin entrepreneurs.
Wooga announced today that Dr. Marion Trautbeck-Kim will join the company as Head of Finance.
In this role, she will oversee all finance and accounting as well as legal activities, IT and facility management. Marion starts her role today.
Wooga is pleased to announce the opening of a Japanese office to complement its existing operations in its Berlin headquarters.
Located in downtown Tokyo, the office’s main goal will be to establish and strengthen business relationships with Japanese partners. Jun Otsuka has been appointed Wooga’s Country Manager for Japan and will lead operations from the office.Jun Otsuka brings 12 years of experience in the games industry, most recently at Japanese games giant LINE. One of the initiators of LINE Game, he oversaw all global partnerships and also served as producer of hit games including LINE Wind Runner.
Wooga founder & CEO, Jens Begemann is in San Francisco today at GamesBeat, where he is talking about critical hits and near misses and why you’re not likely to have the first without the latter.
In his talk, Jens outlines how, after series of instant successes on Facebook.com, the decision to stop a game project for the very first time and the subsequent implementation of that decision was quite traumatic for the team. As a consequence, stopping a game became something of a taboo for the whole company – which in return was identified as a problem for Wooga soon.
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Today, we were honored to welcome a group of Japanese and German young leaders in economy, science, politics and media here at Wooga.
All between 25 and 35 years old, they are part of the German-Japanese Young Leaders Forum (YLF) , an annual summer school programme, which is organised by the Japanese-German Centre Berlin (Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin, JDZB) and the Robert Bosch Stiftung and takes place alternatingly in Japan and Germany.
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Can you believe it? Exactly one year ago we released Jelly Splash. Boy, have we come a long way. Today there is a total of 280 levels. We introduced boosts, portals and new challenges. A total of around 50 million people have installed the game until this day. More than 46 billion Jellies have been splashed so far.
This week we were lucky enough to have the father of Agile software development, Robert C. Martin (aka Uncle Bob), visit Wooga.
It wasn’t merely a fleeting visit though. Robert visited us in our Berlin office to give a full day’s worth of talks to many, many eager employees. Early Wednesday morning, Twitter was rife with excitement. Read more »
“I am a failure,” says Adam Telfer.
Admittedly, not your typical opening line for a GDC presentation. Adam has been working at Wooga for just over two years and has failed on over 7 projects; including match 3 games, endless runners and even a racing game. Speaking at GDC Europe earlier this week, Adam delved into the reasons why Wooga has become adept at, and celebrates, killing games and why failure can be a good thing.