Michael Schade

As joint entrepreneurs for over 24 years, Michael and his long-term business partner Christian Lohr founded the independent PC and console games studio ROCKFISH Games in Hamburg, Germany in 2014. Together with their former team behind the critically acclaimed part 1 and 2 of the Galaxy on Fire series on board, they raised over $750k through a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign for EVERSPACE. The fast-paced 3D space shooter became a surprise hit on PC and console, by combining AAA-style visuals with roguelike gameplay elements and innovative storytelling.

Prior, Michael had been spearheading 3D mobile gaming for almost a decade as CEO & Co-Founder of FISHLABS Entertainment. He has been deeply involved with computer graphics, 3D animation and software development for over 25 years. He had been member of the advisory board of GDC Europe, Osney Media’s Mobile Games Forum, Game-Connection and judge at the International Mobile Games Awards for several years each.

Company: ROCKFISH Games