About us

In 1987 Thorsten – our founder and CEO – encountered classic video game machines. He enjoyed playing games like R-Type (Nintendo), Shinobi (SEGA) or Flying Shark (Taito). In fact, his love for video games was established in those days. He got a C64 and later an Amiga as presents from his parents and moved on to all the classic games the 1980s and 90s offered. Later he played PC games like Dune (Virgin Games) or the Monkey Island series (LucasArts). But his real passion was into arcade games. And back then those could still be experienced the best way on a PlayStation 1. Countless nights went by when Thorsten and his brother Lars immersed in funny gaming sessions on PlayStation 1.

After two years of commercial college and an apprenticeship as a management assistant in data processing he started out in the video gaming industry in 1998. 10 years later – in 2008 – Joindots GmbH came to life. During the first years we focused on Nintendo platforms, like Nintendo DS, 3DS, Wii and Wii U.

Today Joindots creates games for all major consoles, like Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Our titles are designed to enable a fast start into the game – just like it was done on the arcade gaming machines in the 1980s. We are keen to make games which are fun for the whole family.

Our games provide what is – as we think – the goal of a casual game: you can play it for 10 minutes or have hours of fun – whichever works for you. We always try to go the “easy to learn but hard to master” route to give you a fast start into the gaming experience. Nevertheless, you can dive deep into the game and master all challenges.
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