Blue Byte GmbH: A success story dating back to 1988

Blue Byte is a pioneer of games production in Germany. Founded in 1988, the company has since then established itself within the international games industry. With more than 300 talented employees across two studios in Düsseldorf and Mainz, Blue Byte is one of Germany’s largest developers of interactive entertainment software. Since 2001 Blue Byte has been part of Ubisoft – a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands.

As a Ubisoft studio, Blue Byte is responsible for two popular PC game series, “The Settlers” and “Anno”. The teams at Blue Byte also operate online games and work on unannounced projects, some of them in close collaboration with other Ubisoft studios around the globe. As part of Ubisoft’s studio network Blue Byte is in close contact with the best teams in the world, bringing PC expertise to highly acclaimed Ubisoft brands. In addition, Blue Byte develops in-house technologies and services, such as middle­­ware and helps to shape the future of PC distribution.

Directly located in the Mainz city center, a team of 100 game developers of 15 different nationalities is working on games such as „Anno 2205”, which was awarded “Best German Computer Game” in 2016.


  1. Address

    Römerpassage 1
    55116 Mainz
    Tel +49 6131 55447-0
    Fax +49 6131 55447-29

  2. Management

    Yves Guillemot (CEO),
    Benedikt Grindel (Studio Manager),
    Thomas Pottkämper (General Manager, Studio Mainz)

  3. Year of establishment


  4. Employees


  5. Business activity

    Development of digital games & live operation of online games