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...at Gentle Troll Entertainment! Based on some 15 years of know-how we design and create your Serious Game for Web, PC and mobile devices.

We believe, games still hold vast uncovered potential to convey valuable information to players. We aim to use this potential for the better! That's why we have focused on making games, which explain complex correlations through play. They invite players to experiment, allowing them to reflect on their experiences and make their own deductions. At the same time, we avoid a wagging finger and emphasize on engaging gameplay instead to catalyze learning without removing fun, an important motivator. How does that works? Why not have a look at our award-winning mobile game "The Unstoppables" and see for yourself?

Are you sharing our vision and looking for a team to pour your concern into a Serious Game or Next Reality (VR / AR) application? Then, please, get in touch! We are eager to find out how we can help you best. We develop learning applications and games for teaching and school, customer retention, employee education and training, as well as for use in a scientific context.

News

27.10.2020

Buying a ticket, finding the way to the right track, catching the train on time - all this is no problem for you? But what does it look like if you have an impaired vision? Find out if you can make the parkour through the train station in the learning game "Zug in Sicht". The game was developed by Gentle Troll on behalf of the initiative "Woche des Sehens".

16.09.2020

Recently, not only TV Mainfranken did an interview with Michel, but also Süddeutsche Zeitung. He talked about our studio, but also about our serious games and our first entertainment title Underdown! So have a look and get some insight in the games industry!

19.08.2020

"How Underdown Aims to Empower With Diverse Characters" - Brenda Zhang interviewed Michel Wacker about our first Entertainment Game Underdown! She reveals some cool aspects and talks about the unique and diverse characters in our game and about the engaging narration. Worth a read!

01.07.2020

We couldn’t be more excited about finally sharing what’s the beginning of our biggest journey so far: We are currently working on our first debut title “Underdown”. You can have a look now at screenshots and the gameplay teaser of the finished prototype. Come join the discussion on our discord server and help us make an amazing game. The prototype was financially supported by FFF Bayern.

15.05.2020

E-learning plattforms and serious game are more important than ever when normal school cannot take place! From now on many of our games, which we have especially developed for the use in school, are also available on the Serious Games Portal, including comprehensive information on how to use them. Have a look - it's worth it!

23.04.2020

It’s time for the release of our newest project “Spaceburgers"! Players can learn more about cybersecurity in this funny and challenging game when they supply the crew of the I.S.S. Hamsterprise with tasty spaceburgers on the journey to Green Haven. The serious game is meant for employee training in companies and was developed for the Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern.

05.03.2020

February, we celebrate you! We will get Bavarian funding for the production of our first entertainment title Underdown! This is really, really great news for us as this will be the foundation to establish Gentle Troll as an entertainment studio. We are happy and proud that the jury of FFF Bayern gives us the thumbs up. We are looking forward to the production of Underdown!

05.11.2019

School can do more than just provide specialist knowledge! In two computer-aided simulation games of MTO Psychologische Forschung und Beratung pupils can train their social and personal skills as well as their problem-solving competence in two different scenarios. Gentle Troll gave the learning games an attractive look and developed graphics, illustrations and animations of characters and the environment.

08.08.2019

Are games just children's pastimes? Not in classical antiquity! There, all members of society were playing games: men, women, children, free citizens, slaves – and as lore says, even gods! The "Locus Ludi" project partners - the University of Fribourg and the University of Applied Arts Vienna - study four classical games. Based on their scientific results Gentle Troll Entertainment and Causa Creations develop the modern versions for computers and smartphones.

11.07.2019

The browser game "How to Feed a Dragon" shows customers of the laboratory equipment manufacturer Brand the functions of the new HandyStep touch pipette. The player finds a dragon's nest and needs to feed the small, newly hatched dragons using the pipette. Each dragonling has a different need and grows at a different speed so the amount and content of the pipette must be chosen appropriately. If the player has done everything right, the dragons are big enough to fly away.

14.06.2019

New member on board! We are happy that Lena supports Gentle Troll Entertainment as specialist for PR & marketing. In the future, she gives insights into our work as game developers and feeds the media and community with the latest news of our games.

13.06.2019

With four interactive installations in the Archeology Museum Bad Königshofen visitors can now experience the life of the people in the Stone and Bronze Ages. The interactive stations complete the real exhibits and simulate historical conditions. They were developed for the reopening of the museum in compliance with the new showrooms designed by the architect's office Space4.

06.12.2018

Just in time for Xmas season our latest game is hitting app stores: «Light on Earth» is an atmospheric puzzle adventure game about self-esteem, mindfulness and friendship developed on behalf of LerNetz AG for the Protestant-reformed national church of the canton Zurich.

Take some minutes off your busy day and dive into this atmospheric gem with outstanding art by Brian Main and heart warming music and effects by Filippo Beck Peccoz. Headphones recommended!

06.03.2018

Fantastic: MeisterPOWER has been nominated for "Best Serious Game" at the prestigious Deutscher Computerspielpreis (German Video Game Award) 2018. The award ceremony will take place on April 10th in Munich. Naturally, we are super excited about the nomination, since it would be a big step for us to drive this baby home. Keep fingers crossed!

DCP Logo © Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur GmbH

31.01.2018

"Radicalization" was the topic of this year's game jam organized by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. Our team (Gentle Troll & friends) created a game named "De-Republica", which picks up on current radicalization tendencies in politics: In this local multiplayer game, players have to push their increasingly perverting political agenda, secretly voting on various bills via their own smartphones. The aim is to achieve absolute power by radicalizing society.

17.01.2018

We have kicked off this year with two additional partnerships with German universities: Besides our established cooperation with the junior professorship for Serious Games of the University of Ulm, we have now officially build up tighter relationships with the Creative Media Research and Development Group of the HTW Berlin. Moreover, we have partnered up with the Chair for Human-Computer Interaction of the University of Würzburg and are now looking forward to new collaborations on exciting Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality projects.

14.12.2017

We were offered the fantastic opportunity to write up a development case study about our award-winning game „The Unstoppables“ for the internationally known Making Games magazine. Pick one up to catch a glimpse behind the curtains at Gentle Troll! (German reading skills recommended ;))

04.12.2017

One of the first MeisterPOWER classroom playtests has received fantastic coverage by one of Germany's major craft-focused magazines. The article reflects pupils were engaged and learned valuable lessons about entrepreneurship and handicraft business. Mission accomplished! :)
Image © BWHM GmbH

08.11.2017

It's here: our latest large-scale project, MeisterPOWER, is finally available! The Serious Game has been specifically designed for German school teaching and the learning progress is being scientifically measured by the University of Ulm – another huge achievement in the history of Gentle Troll!

13.10.2017

We are very proud to announce that our English learning App Conni Englisch was picked by a jury of children and has won the 2nd place in the category "Best Apps" at the TOMMI software awards.

12.10.2017

Very good News!

Our English Learning app “Conni Englisch” has received the GIGA-Maus award in the category “best learning game for children between 6 and 10 years”.
We’re proud and happy to win this award in view of the strong competitors! 😉

02.10.2017

Our co-worker Moritz Krohn and his group "Bacteria Basejump" has won the Health-Hackathon with a simulation game which focus on the behaviour of antibodies in case of a pneumonia. Congratulations!

11.09.2017

We are happy to announce "Conni Englisch" is nominated for the GIGA-Maus awards 2017.

Keep fingers crossed!

Games

  • Underdown

    • Entertainment Game
    • Stealth Game
    • Turn-based
    • Mystery-Thriller

    "Underdown" is a turn-based tactical mystery-thriller mixed with a strong emotional journey about friendship, sacrifice and growth. More...

  • Light on Earth

    • adventure
    • mindfulness
    • self-esteem
    • friendship

    «Light on Earth» is an atmospheric puzzle adventure about self-esteem, mindfulness and friendship. More...

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    The Unstoppables

    • inclusion
    • puzzles
    • adventure

    „The Unstoppables“ is an award-winning mobile game, letting the player experience the challenges handicapped people face every day More...

  • Zug in Sicht

    • Visual impairments
    • Simulation
    • Parkour

    In the game "Zug in Sicht" players can experience how to manage daily challenges like getting to a train and suffering from visual impairments like glaucoma or cataracts. The game was developed by Gentle Troll on behalf of "Woche des Sehens". More...

  • Spaceburgers - Journey to Green Haven

    • Cybersecurity
    • Office Simulation
    • employee training

    "Spaceburger - Journey to Green Haven" is aimed at companies that want to train their employees on cybersecurity in an entertaining way. The game was developed by Gentle Troll for the Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern. More...

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    MeisterPOWER

    • scientific evaluation
    • made for schools

    This craftsmanship simulation teaches pupils useful skills from the school subject of ‘economy’ of the German state of Baden Württemberg. More...

  • Simulation Games for Students

    • Management Game
    • Simulation Game
    • School

    Gentle Troll developed graphics, illustrations and animations for two simulation games of MTO Psychologische Forschung und Beratung intended for school education. More...

  • Locus Ludi

    • Scientific
    • classical antiquity
    • board game

    In the project Locus Ludi the University of Fribourg and the University of Applied Arts Vienna study four games of the classical antiquity. Based on their results Gentle Troll and Causa Creations develop a modern version playable on smartphones and computers. More...

  • How to Feed a Dragon

    • lab work
    • playful
    • breeding animals

    The game "How to Breed a Dragon" was developed for the launch of the new HandyStep Touch pipette from the laboratory equipment manufacturer Brand. In order to get to know the functions, the player has to feed and raise little dragons with the pipette. More...

  • like2be

    • gender diversity
    • job placement
    • simulation

    „like2be“ aims to dissolve gender specific stereotypes related to jobs while teaching juveniles about lesser known career paths and life concepts of the modern working world. More...

  • Interactive Installation

    • museum
    • scientific simulation
    • interactive installation

    Four interactive applications developed in compliance with the new showrooms designed by the architect's office Space4 complete the real exhibits at the Archeology Museum Bad Königshofen and show the lives of people in the Stone, Bronze and Middle Ages. More...

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    Conni Englisch

    • learning english
    • Conni

    A contract work for Carlsen Verlag, this app offers German speaking children an easy entry into the English language. Three games playfully introduce around 60 words in spelling and pronunciation. More...

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    The Wunderglasses

    • hand painted
    • interactive
    • fantastical

    In the children‘s book app „The Wunderglasses“ the reader can put on a magic pair of glasses and watch the world of little Max turn into a whacky interactive adventure. More...

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    MoneyFit 2

    • handle money
    • planning simulation

    The browser game „MoneyFit 2“ teaches the player, intending to become a superstar, the sustainable use of limited resources such as his personal energy and money. More...

  • Sensigame

    • passenger
    • compliance
    • simulation

    The cross platform bus simulation "SensiGame" sensitizes passengers to considerate behavior on public transport. More...

  • Power Planner

    • alternative energy
    • planning simulation

    „Power Planner“ is an educational browser game about the challenge of delivering a fitting energy supply from (weather dependent) renewable sources for a fluctuating consumer demand curve. More...

  • System Blue

    • water shortage
    • simulation

    The multilingual browser game „System Blue“ aims to sensitize the player to the problems of distributing scarce water resources in less developed countries. More...

What our clients say

Gentle Troll hat die große Herausforderung perfekt gemeistert, ein spaßiges Lernspiel zu dem für viele wenig spannenden aber doch wichtigen Thema Cybersecurity zu entwickeln. Die Zusammenarbeit mit Gentle Troll war eine Freude, so viel Kreativität und zugleich Professionalität. Das Ergebnis übertrifft unsere Erwartungen!

- Kathrin Jaenicke, Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern

Die Zusammenarbeit mit Gentle Troll Entertainment habe ich immer als sehr engagiert, kreativ und mit hoher Eigeninitiative erlebt. Wirklich top! Man merkt es dem Planspiel an, dass das Team das Projekt mit Herzblut umgesetzt hat.

- Miriam Winkhardt-Möglich, MTO Psychologische Forschung und Beratung

Wir haben uns mit Gentle Troll Entertainment die Profis in diesem Bereich mit ins Boot geholt. Von der Konzeption bis zum fertigen Spiel war die Zusammenarbeit professionell und verlief reibungslos . Unsere Erwartungen an das fertig entwickelte Produkt wurden komplett erfüllt!

- Benjamin Schwarz, BRAND

Die Zusammenarbeit mit Gentle Troll Entertainment war von Anfang an geprägt durch offene Kommunikation und kreative Ideen. Das Projekt verlief reibungslos und wir sind hochzufrieden mit dem Ergebnis!

- Julia Weber, BWHM

Wir erleben Gentle Troll stets als kreativen und zuverlässigen Partner für Spieleentwicklung. Die angenehme und zielgerichtete Zusammenarbeit hat schon viele unserer Projekte in erfolgreiche Bahnen gelenkt.

- Marc Widmer, LerNetz

Gentle Troll zeichnete sich in der Zusammenarbeit mit uns durch ihre zuverlässige und transparente Arbeitsweise aus. Das Team war hoch motiviert, gut organisiert und schnell erreichbar.

- Jenni Aßmann, CARLSEN Verlag GmbH