The Kolibri Games Newsletter

The Kolibri Games Newsletter

November Edition

Hi there!

Enjoy the November 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, our co-founders, Oliver, Daniel and Janosch, were included in the 2020 Forbes “Under 30” list

With Under 30, the German-language edition of Forbes Magazine annually honors young pioneers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Candidates include founders, investors, activists and publicists, e-sports stars, or tennis professionals – all of them are younger than 30 years old and have achieved outstanding results in their field or are working on solutions and products that make our world a better place.

An amazing recognition of their efforts to achieve sustained success with Kolibri Games.

We Appeared In

Our CTO and co-founder Oliver sat down with Nick from the FUTURE CANDY podcast and talked about the Kolibri Games founding story, why community management was so important for our initial success, and the challenges that come with an MVP approach to game development. 

Our CEO and co-founder Janosch spoke to EU-Startups about trends in mobile gaming, Kolibri Games’ next steps and advice for young gaming entrepreneurs. In addition, he chatted with Robin from the podcast about how we developed and grew Idle Miner Tycoon, our acquisition by Ubisoft and the impact of COVID-19 on our work and the industry. 

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The Kolibri Games Blog 

Over on the Kolibri Games blog, our talented artists on the Idle Miner Tycoon team shared insights into their art direction process and what goes into the creation of a new event mine. 

Product Updates

This month, our Idle Miner Tycoon team worked hard on shipping the new Artifacts feature, implementing the Just Dance event mine (which is our first-ever crossover event and collaboration with our new partner Ubisoft), and running the first tests with our own Kolibri-developed A/B testing system. 

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Kolibri Games Events 

With the holidays just around the corner, we feel it’s important to play our part in making sure it’s a season full of joy for everyone. That’s why, in November, we organized a Holiday gift bag drive as part of our KSR (Kolibri Social Responsibility) program, for children at a local refugee shelter. Given the current restrictions on gatherings, we decided to go for a remote format where every participant could contribute from home. 

Open Positions 

This month, we are looking for reinforcements for our product teams, so if you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment on free-to-play mobile titles, or know someone who does, make sure to check out the job descriptions on our career page



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. In February 2020, Kolibri Games joined the Ubisoft family, an exciting evolution in the company’s growth as they continue to pursue their goal to become the most player-centric games company in the world.

Idle Miner Tycoon and Idle Factory Tycoon have cumulatively reached over 160 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 2020 Deloitte Technology Fast 50

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