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ROCKFISH Games is an independent games studio from Germany, best known for its EVERSPACE space shooter series, with two million units sold on PC and console.

About us

ROCKFISH Games is an independent AA game studio specializing in high-quality Unreal Engine 4 action RPG video games for PC and consoles.

Industry veterans Michael Schade and Christian Lohr founded ROCKFISH Games to create a new breed of adrenalin-filled adventures for space shooter fans through their acclaimed EVERSPACE IP.

After spending 30 years as joint entrepreneurs in the 3D graphics and mobile gaming space, Schade and Lohr built ROCKFISH Games from the ground up alongside their former team of veteran talents to the current studio of 25 cherry-picked game developers and community experts from across the industry.

To-date, more than 2 million copies of titles from the EVERSPACE series have been sold worldwide.

Eduardstr. 46 – 48
20257 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 854106100
Fax: +49 40 85410699

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Lee Guille
Communications & PR Director

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EVERSPACE 2 is a fast-paced single-player spaceship shooter with exploration in space and on planets, tons of loot, RPG elements, mining, and crafting. Experience an exciting sci-fi story set in a vivid, open galaxy with more than 200 unique locations to discover. Each massive handcrafted area is packed with secrets, puzzles, and perils to encounter—level up, mine, craft, and loot better gear to survive on the edge of space.

ROCKFISH Games is a Hamburg-based independent AA game studio known for their thrilling sci-fi space shooter franchise, EVERSPACE. Founded by industry veterans Michael Schade and Christian Lohr in 2014, the studio has focused on creating a new adrenaline-filled adventures for space shooter fans using the Unreal Engine.

To-date, the EVERSPACE franchise has sold more than two million copies on PC and consoles. EVERSPACE 2, the thrilling sequel to their breakout hit, is set to launch this year.

EVERSPACE 2 puts you in the pilot seat of a fast-paced single-player space shooter, where vicious encounters and brutal challenges stand between you and the next epic loot drop.

Experience an exciting sci-fi adventure set in the war-torn star systems of the Demilitarized Zone of Cluster 34, where handcrafted areas are packed with secrets, puzzles, and perils to encounter. Dangers await in every corner of the universe—level up, mine, craft, and loot better gear to survive on the edge of space.

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News & Innovations

The Countdown to Launch Begins! Open World Space Opera EVERSPACE 2 Prepares for Blast Off Ahead of April PC Release Date

Hamburg, Germany – Feb 6, 2023 — After six massive content updates over two years of Early Access development, independent AA developer ROCKFISH Games is excited to share their much-anticipated open world space looter-shooter, EVERSPACE 2, will be releasing on PC on April 6 and on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in Summer 2023.

“EVERSPACE 2 has been, by far, our biggest and most ambitious project at ROCKFISH Games and a true labour of love over the five years it’s been in development, the last two of which in Early Access,” says ROCKFISH Games CEO Michael Schade. “With our release date revealed, space game fans will get to experience this adventure full of exciting, white-knuckle space combat and beautiful handcrafted deep space and planetside locations to explore. We’ve invested a hefty eight-digits budget into creating the game we’ve always wanted to make, and the team is now hard at work finaling and polishing all of our launch day content to perfection.”

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1.65 Million Euro Grant Boosts Momentum for ROCKFISH Games Ahead of 2023 EVERSPACE 2 Launch
Hamburg, Germany – Dec 6, 2022 — Independent AA developer ROCKFISH Games is the recipient of a €1.65 million grant from the German federal parliament. The latest distribution of the German games fund grant by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection in October, totalled nearly €10 million, bolstering video game studios in Germany. For ROCKFISH Games, this means a jump start in developing additional content for the upcoming installment of their popular space combat franchise.

“The government’s continued interest in supporting German studios shows a commitment to fostering local talent and the creation of new IP in a growing creative field,” shared Michael Schade, CEO of ROCKFISH Games. “As we close in on the launch of EVERSPACE 2 in 2023, our team is looking to the future, and this grant is helping make it happen. We’re excited to share that ROCKFISH Games will be using this grant as part of our €3.9 million major expansion for EVERSPACE 2 planned to release in 2024.” Further reading
EVERSPACE 2’s Final Early Access Update Provides a Portal to Legendary Equipment & Endgame Content
Hamburg, Germany – Nov 23, 2022 – Independent AA developer ROCKFISH Games is excited to share their final major Early Access update for EVERSPACE 2 is now live on Steam, GOG, and Microsoft Store. Titled Ancient Rifts, this update features a slice of endgame content, the debut of the long-awaited legendary items, new missions, a major level-scaling overhaul based on community feedback, and much more.

“Ancient Rifts is a massive addition to EVERSPACE 2, showcasing the incredible depth and range of what we believe will be the best space action game to come out in 2023,” says Rockfish Games CEO Michael Schade. “We envisioned Ancient Rifts to bring back some of the crazy mechanics and challenges and that “one-more-run-feeling” of the first EVERSPACE that our space game fans loved. We can’t wait for the day when EVERSPACE 2 v1.0 drops, offering a unique mix of high-plasma action gameplay, deep space exploration, activities, and an exciting campaign set in a stunning zero-G environment.” Further reading

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