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Michael Schade


CEO & Co-Founder

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As joint entrepreneurs for over 20 years, Michael and his long-term business partner Christian Lohr founded the independent PC and console games studio ROCKFISH Games in Hamburg, Germany in 2014. Together with their former team behind the critically acclaimed part 1 and 2 of the Galaxy on Fire series on board, they raised over $750k through a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign for EVERSPACE. The fast-paced 3D space shooter became a surprise hit on PC and console, combining AAA-style visuals, deep storytelling and optional VR support with the popular roguelike indie genre.

Prior, Michael has been spearheading 3D mobile gaming for almost a decade as CEO & Co-Founder of Fishlabs Entertainment. He had been member of the advisory board of GDC Europe, Osney Media’s Mobile Games Forum, Game-Connection and judge at the International Mobile Games Awards for several years each. Before Michael entered the gaming industry, he and Christian had been running one of the leading CGI studios in Germany, specialized in 3D architectural visualization since 1993.



ROCKFISH Games is a new games studio based in Hamburg, Germany which specializes in high-quality 3D video games for PC and console. It was founded by mobile games veterans Michael Schade and Christian Lohr, who have been joint entrepreneurs in the 3D graphics space for over 20 years. As founders and managers of Fishlabs Entertainment, they spearheaded 3D mobile gaming for almost a decade before they took on a new adventure with ROCKFISH Games. Meanwhile, the team consists of 12 full-time employees, mostly coming from the dev team of the wildly popular part 1 and 2 of the iconic Galaxy on Fire series.

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