Jonathan Lindsay

Bigpoint

Producer of DarkOrbit Reloaded

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Short CV

Jonathan Lindsay is the producer of the AAA MMO Drakensang Online and the former producer of Bigpoint´s all-time classic DarkOrbit. Jonathan joined Bigpoint, a leading online game developer and publisher, in July 2012 as Lead Game Designer for the MMO space shooter DarkOrbit. By June 2013 he had stepped into the role of producer to oversee a major update. At that time DarkOrbit already entertained an 80 million player registered user base and was in its 7th year. The update to DarkOrbit Reloaded included high-resolution graphics, a new user interface, easy access to the game for new users, more rewarding gameplay, increased fairness among players and a fundamental rethinking of several aspects of the game’s core systems. The result was the launch of DarkOrbit Reloaded in February 2014, an epic space action MMO that boasts a refined new look and which has enjoyed tremendous acceptance among both its core audience and a massive number of new users. Since switching over to Producer of Drakensang Online in February 2014, Jonathan has been responsible for reworking the game and its gameplay mechanics. Drakensang Online is the award-winning Hack ´n Slay 3D MMORPG with 24 million registered users from Bigpoint developed in Berlin. In 2013 Drakensang Online was launched to a broad Asian audience in Korea, Southeast Asia and Taiwan. The native Scotsman has a sizable resume prior to his time with Bigpoint. After studying games production, he went on to found Playomic, a development studio in Hamburg, and before that worked on the free-to-play sci-fi and steampunk MMOs Pirate Galaxy and War Machines at Splitscreen Studios.

Bigpoint

Bigpoint (www.bigpoint.com) is a leading online game developer and publisher worldwide. Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Bigpoint designs high-quality games for all gamer segments published on bigpoint.com, as well as by more than 1,000 international distribution partners and media companies.

Employees from 35 countries use state-of-the-art technology to transform the industry with innovative gaming concepts, while setting international standards to fulfill the expectations of more than 340 million gamers in over 200 countries.

Every one of the 50 online games in Bigpoint´s portfolio is free-to-play and includes a customized micropayment system for each game to allow users to make micro payments to speed up their game progression.

Many of the titles have won various international prizes and audience awards, such as the MMO of the Year 2013 for Rising Cities and the Best Browser MMORPG 2012 for Drakensang Online.

In addition to its headquarters in Hamburg, Bigpoint holds a development hub in Berlin and maintains a presence throughout Europe and in the USA for distribution purposes.

 

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