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Hans was born in 1976 and grew up in Germany as one of four children. He has Finnish family background on his mother’s side. Computer science, computer graphics and music were important topics for Hans since his early teens. He chose that music would become his hobby and computer science his profession where computer graphics is something in between.  After an apprenticeship as a technical assistant in computer science Hans graduated from high school and then studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen. After his studies Hans founded Anima Entertainment GmbH together with Nicolas Born and Tobias Weber. A computer graphics and game development studio. In this time Hans produces some 3D animations with Maya and 3dsmax. He also develops several game titles for the iOS platform with native Objective C, but also with Unity.  In June 2011 Hans will move to the Hamburg-based game development studio Fishlabs as Senior Developer and will be appointed Head of research and development shortly after. Here Hans takes the in-house game engine to the next level. Among other things, Hans spends about two months at Apple’s headquarters in California to port the Abyss Engine to the new platform Apple-TV4, which is still secret. Hans will become a father in August 2013. In June 2016 Hans moves to the company “Open Reply” as Senior Manager, accompanying the business from its foundation. Started in 2016 with only three people, Open Reply is today (2020) a company with more than 60 employees.

TL;DR

  • June 2016 – today: Senior Manager at Open Reply GmbH
  • December 2013 – June 2016: Head of Technology at Deep Silver Fishlabs – Koch Media GmbH
  • September 2012 – December 2013: Head of Research and Development at FISHLABS Entertainment GmbH
  • June 2012 – September 2012 : Senior Engine Programmer at FISHLABS Entertainment GmbH
  • August 2008 – June 2012 : Co-founder of Anima Entertainment GmbH
  • January 2004 – August 2008 : Freelancer
  • 2000 – 2005 : Student at University of Applied Sciences in Bremen, Graduated with 1.2

Hobbies: Piano, Guitar, Game Development

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