Beyond Worlds – the Begin of a Journey

We are an independent game development studio with grand ambitions

We aim to create a new, complex and fascinating fantasy world that serves as the foundation for various games, stories and products. With this world and the connected collection of products we want to provide a reliable retreat in which value creation and value preservation are not contradictory, even in digital times, and which can shape the foreseeable increase in leisure time in a long-term and holistic way. People should be able to participate in our world and work without just being reduced to metrics and statistics, as for us the community is the central point – in both the digital and analog space! That's why our first game will be a digital/analog hybrid trading card game that can be played both online and offline and is designed to last for decades. Welcome to our homepage!

Our story

The founders met in an online game in 2014. We were completely spread out over the whole of Germany and were working for different companies and institutions. First playing together only provided entertainment and distraction, but as the years went on teammates became friends and instead of just playing, the digital get-together became the focus. We got to know each other better and discovered we had a lot of similarities in our values and aspirations. After a few years our favourite game lost some of its appeal and we began to search for alternatives. Because our search for new and suitable entertainment remained fruitless we had the idea to build something ourselves: a world of our own.
At the end of 2017 we stopped playing together completely and organized several meetings to discuss possible business concepts. We quickly realized our preference for the creative sector. In the end we decided to create our own fantasy world and, based on it, a trading card game – a game that is possible to create with a small team but still offers good expansion potential. The first two years we worked on our project in the evenings, alongside our main jobs and our families, in order to create the basis for funding. We wrote the first novel of our fantasy world, developed the rules of our game, programmed the game prototype and implemented early processes and IT systems. In January 2020 we were ready to tackle the foundation of our company.
It was spring 2022 and our timing for founding our company could not have been worse. COVID-19 took over the world. Investors stopped financing, the KfW had to organize thousands of emergency supports and all bureaucratic processes suddenly took ages. Nothing went forward at all! Instead of waiting for better days to come we decided to start small: with our own online shop for trading card games. Why not use the time to create some sales, learn to work together and establish structures? We all moved to our new home Landstuhl, founded Beyond Worlds GmbH in August 2022 and rented an office. We learned a lot about distribution, the market and our marketing. Sadly the development of our products had to be put on the back burner, but the time spent was not lost.
In summer 2022, the time had finally come. Financing was forged for the development of our own products. We ditched the third-party products segment of our online store and began to join forces to work on our actual project. The game is now being implemented in Unity, the lore is being further developed, artwork is being created and structures are being expanded. In spring 2023, we began recruiting additional employees. With great success! We are now a team of 8 enthusiastic people working full-time on the realization of the project. Despite all the initial hurdles, our story will continue and we hope that you will join us!

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