Piranha Bytes

Piranha Bytes GmbH is a German video game developer based in Essen. Founded in 1997, it is best known for their Gothic and Risen series of role-playing video games. The studio is a subsidiary of THQ Nordic and, as of August 2021, employs 33 people.

Piranha Bytes GmbH
Formerly
  • Piranha Bytes Software GmbH (1997–2002)
  • Pluto 13 GmbH (2002–2019)
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryVideo games
Founded1997; 25 years ago (1997) in Bochum, Germany
Founders
  • Alex Brüggemann
  • Michael Hoge
  • Stefan Nyul
  • Tom Putzki
Headquarters,
Germany
Key people
Michael Rüve (managing director)
Products
Number of employees
33[1][2] (2021)
Parent
Websitepiranha-bytes.com

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