The foundation for today's astragon group was laid in 1998 by André Franzmann with the establishment of rondomedia Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH. The subsidiary astragon Software GmbH was then founded in 2000 by CEO and co-partner Dirk Walner, and the two companies initially operated largely independently.
In the following years, both companies established themselves as successful game publishers, rondomedia focusing on casual games and secondary releases, and astragon focusing on simulation games.
For both publishers, the thematic focus has moved in the same direction in recent years – the development and publishing of simulation games and the distribution of casual games and individual products from other genres.
In addition to the distribution of licensed titles, the focus is now also on developing their own titles. In recent years, both companies have also successfully exploited the mobile sector, i.e. games for smartphones and tablets.
So it made sense to increase cooperation, to pool resources and to pursue a unified market presence. The result is the astragon group, which has operated jointly since August 2015 with a new unified logo.
The decision to continue under the subsidiary's name astragon is down to the emphasis on simulations. astragon stands for simulations like hardly any other brand – a topic to which the new astragon group will devote itself to an even greater extent than before.
The former rondomedia now operates under the name astragon Sales & Services GmbH, dedicating itself to retail marketing. The former astragon now operates under the name astragon Entertainment GmbH, and will focus primarily on publishing and international marketing.
Our experienced production and project management, our connected PR and marketing department and our dedicated sales team will make your game a success. We guide your product through its entire life cycle – from the initial concept to marketing. You can engage us purely as a distribution partner or for the entire publishing and distribution process. We'll take care of packaging, localization, PR, marketing, promotion and much more!
Good contacts matter to us as they guarantee quality! Therefore, we maintain close and friendly relationships with creative design teams from around the world, from Wiesbaden to Shanghai. The vehicles and machines of globally successful license partners such as MAN, Liebherr and Deutz-Fahr are the cherry on the cake for every simulation fan – and essential to our success.
Through our extensive international network, both in stores and online, we ensure the always optimum positioning of our products in all relevant sales channels.
We hold the worldwide licenses to many of the games we distribute. Games that are successful in the DACH region are more than suited for the international market too. We are always happy to work with experienced local partners who can present our products in their market in their best light.
astragon is widely known for its specialization in technical simulation games – not least because of the massive success of the popular Farming Simulator franchise. Additionally to simulation games, the two original companies that now form the astragon group - rondomedia Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH and astragon Software GmbH - also published casual games under well-known umbrella brands such as Big Fish Games and play + smile. They were also responsible for the re-marketing of PC games for popular brands such as Ubisoft Exclusive.
The focus of the in July 2015 newly formed astragon Entertainment GmbH’s product portfolio of course continues to be on the side of the simulation game genre. The trailblazing success of Euro Truck Simulator 2 and the Farming Simulator series was followed by the well-received release of the new Construction Simulator franchise. Its mobile version, Construction Simulator 2014, was continually present in the upper ranks of the worldwide mobile game rankings for several months after the initial release.
Construction Simulator 2015 for PC also gained great appreciation by critics and fans, which once more proved, that astragon stands unrivalled for high quality simulations games. Our guiding principles for games published by us, is to find the right balance between highly detailed technical elements, a challenging system of missions and tasks as well as long-term, fun gameplay.
The market for simulation games is no longer a niche! Millions of thrilled gamers prove that the interest in realistic video games depicting tasks and machinery of daily life is huge and that the genre manages to appeal to a broad spectrum of persons from all ages and backgrounds.
We at astragon have set ourselves the goal to continually meet this growing demand with high quality products. We are permanently developing new ideas and concepts that will elate gamers and make the complexity of technical elements, machines, vehicles and professions playable in virtual space.
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Since 2012 we run the entertainment and download platform simuwelt.de, which is yet germanys biggest platform for simulationgames.Simuwelt.de is a trademark of the astragon Sales & Services GmbH. The website provides by side to the possibility for purchase of download and STEAM games different types of entertainment. The simuwelt editorial staff permanently reports about topics around the simulation games genre via the extensively news-area on the website. Regularly contests, offers and deals or interactive promotions invite the users to be an active part in the world of simulations and make simuwelt.de a unique digital experience for fans of the genre.
Simuwelt.de is integrated in the most important social media networks like facebook, youtube, twitter and google + and is for that reason a multi-integrated platform. Cause of our different distribution partners we can offer a huge variety of different simulation games. Our partners for community, Let’s Play videos and modding also ensure exciting content for visitors of simuwelt.de.