The Kolibri Games Newsletter

The Kolibri Games Newsletter

May Edition

Hi there, 

Enjoy the May Edition of the Kolibri Games Newsletter. This is where we review the events of the past weeks and keep you updated on recent company and product milestones.

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Company Milestones 

This month, we reached our first milestone in the spring edition of our internal Event Mine Badge Challenge. Over the course of a quarter, all Kolibris collect the badges that we earn by participating in events in Idle Miner Tycoon or Idle Factory Tycoon. An Elite Badge is worth five points, a Gold Badge four, etc. The scoreboard is continuously updated and we managed to score our first reward: an App Store voucher, for that premium game or cool skin you always wanted. 

The challenge has been a fun way to exchange strategies and get excited about our own games again. 

We Appeared In

The Kolibris were still working from home this month. Our QA Lead Sebastian talked to Pocketgamer.biz about his QA journey, how he got into the industry, useful advice for aspiring QA Testers and how remote work is affecting his team and his job.

May was all about our Head of Recruiting Marina. She talked to Abbie Dickinson from the Games Jobs Direct Podcast about what working at Kolibri Games is like and why acceptance and inclusion are incredibly important in the workplace. 

The Kolibri Games Blog 

Over on our blog, our Recruiting Team dug deep into their 2019 data pool and put together an infographic containing insights from an entire year of talent acquisition

On top of that, our Head of Recruiting Marina talked about the challenges that her team had to deal with transitioning to remote recruiting and shared advice with other professionals who are making an effort to continue hiring from home. 

Product Updates

This month, our Idle Miner Tycoon team worked hard on re-working our backend authentication and integrating new data events. The team also improved our cheater detection measures and integrated push notifications for our CRM platform. 

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Kolibri Games Events 

Although some of our favorite events this year were canceled to ensure the general safety of the public, the current situation has inspired us and many others to explore more digital ways of bringing people together

Together with our friends from games:net berlinbrandenburg and the SAE Institute Berlin, our Head of Recruiting Marina hosted a webinar, providing insights into our hiring process and how to prepare for an interview with Kolibri Games. In addition, she gave general advice to young job seekers on how to make outstanding CVs and cover letters. 

Open Positions 

We still have several open positions in our Engineering and Data Teams. Have a look at the job descriptions here. So, if you know someone, who knows someone, who knows someone… you know the deal. 

About Kolibri Games

Founded in a student flat in 2016 as Fluffy Fairy Games by a group of IT and Business students, Kolibri Games is a young games company based in Berlin, Germany. The team developed their first title Idle Miner Tycoon in just eight weeks, following their signature lean approach. Continuously refining their games based on player feedback, they are steadily pursuing their goal to become the most player-centric games company in the world. In February 2020, Kolibri Games was acquired by French gaming giant Ubisoft at a valuation of 160 million Euros. 

Idle Miner Tycoon and Idle Factory Tycoon have cumulatively reached over 150 Million downloads, enabling the company to grow to more than 100 dedicated engineers, artists and game designers.

Kolibri Games’ exceptional growth story has been recognized several times: LinkedIn added the company to the 2018 and 2019 list of Top 25 startups in Germany; Red Herring placed Kolibri Games among the 2018 Top 100 Global and Deloitte awarded the company with a first place in the "Rising Stars" category of 2018’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50

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