25 years ago, five friends decided to pursue their passion: video games. Our founders Mathias, Philipp, Roman, Timo and Uwe have known each other since the 80s, but YAGER as a company was founded in 1999 so this year is the perfect opportunity to celebrate.
YAGER – TRUE TO THE GAME
In 2004, together with THQ, YAGER released their first game – The combat flight simulation Yager. You may think its odd, that both share the same name, but it fits quite well for both and to help tell them apart, the company name YAGER is always written in all caps, while our first game is Yager.
Many people don’t know it, but YAGER is actually a “real” English word. It’s pronounced YAY-guhr (spelled jeɪɡər in the phonetic alphabet), just like the German word of the same etymological origin, and both mean “hunter”. Our founders discovered it in an Oxford English Dictionary when they were searching for names for the company and first game, and immediately knew it was the perfect choice for both.
For our 25th anniversary we’re going to celebrate the history and future of YAGER althrough the year. We want to showcase the games we developed and published, those we supported, but also those that never came to be. We will also be involved in events and sponsorship activities in the coming months. But there will be more on that at a later date.
DEVELOPER BECOMES PUBLISHER
In YAGER’s 25-year history, we have worked on many projects. The best known are probably Spec Ops: The Line, Dreadnought and The Cycle. The Cycle in particular was a very important project for YAGER, as it was the first game that we published ourselves without external publishers.
But YAGER has experienced much more in the last 25 years and we would like to celebrate that together with our players, industry partners and our employees this year. A good overview of our history can be found on our History Page, as well as many of the projects we have worked on in our Portfolio. We are sure that many people will be surprised by some of the projects.
A SUITABLE BRAND IMAGE
Our company values, mission and vision have evolved over the last few years and we decided that our 25th anniversary is the best time to reflect this. We are therefore adapting our brand to this development and showing what YAGER stands for today.
We are a passionate game developer from Berlin that creates and markets unique and innovative action games with great experience and exceptional skills. We believe the best gameplay stories are those shaped by players, and our new brand identity reflects this.
We are proud of our past and we look forward to the future, which we want to celebrate with confidence this year.
We are YAGER – TRUE TO THE GAME