STUDIO

Millions of enthusiastic players
since 2006

Whether it’s football managers, magical plant breeders or railway entrepreneurs
-here in Cologne, we create inviting worlds for many different tastes.

Together in Games

Bright Future GmbH was founded in Cologne at the beginning of 2006 for the development of the FIFA Manager series. We decided quickly to follow our passion and develop more addictive games. Since 2012, we have been part of the Munich-based Travian Games family as an external development studio. 

Browser Games at Bright Future

While our roots lie in the development of EA SPORTS' FIFA Manager series, today we create successful browser games that are particularly characterized by large communities and cooperative player interaction. Rail Nation and Miramagia are wonderful examples of this - they have already inspired more than 5 million players since their release.

Rail Nation economist character

Januar 3rd, 2006

FOUNDING

Bright Future is born into the gaming world.

History

November 3rd, 2006

FIFA MANAGER 07

FIFA Manager 07 is released in Europe.

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October 30th, 2008

FIFA MANAGER 09

FM 09 is realeased and reaches #1 in the German sales charts.

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October 30th, 2007

FIFA MANAGER 08

The release of FIFA Manager 08 reaches #1 in the Media Control Charts.

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September 7th, 2009 

KNIGGE

Knigge: Spielend zum guten Benehmen is released for Nintendo DS.

October 28th, 2010

FIFA MANAGER 11

FM 11 is realeased as standard edition as well as a limited special edition.

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November 29th, 2009

FIFA MANAGER 10

Just like ist predecessor, FM 10 reaches #1 in the German sales charts.

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August 2nd, 2011

MIRAMAGIA

Miramagia blossoms as a

new title in the gaming world.

Miramagia dragon character miro

January 19th 2012

TRAVIAN GAMES

Bright Future becomes part

of the Travian Games family.

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October 20th, 2011 

FIFA MANAGER 12

FM 12 is released with a good rating by PC Games magazine.

January 28th 2013

RAIL NATION

Rail Nation starts its
first engines.

Rail Nation character lukas

April 21st, 2015

TRUCK NATION

Truck Nation starts

its open Beta.

Truck Nation trucker character

Oktober 24th, 2013

FIFA MANAGER 14

FIFA Manager 14 is released.

November 19th, 2015

RAIL NATION APP

The Rail Nation app is launched. A gaming experience now also for ‘on the go’.

Rail Nation mobile icon

15. März 2019

FAIR PLAY ALLIANCE

Bright Future joins the Fair Play Alliance.

June 12th 2018

FUNDRAISER

Miramagia raises ten thousand Euro for the ambulante Kinderhospiz München (Childens’ Hospice Munich).

Stiftung Ambulantes Kinderhospiz München

November 19th2019

FILM- UND
MEDIENSTIFTUNG NRW

Our new project receives a funding of the Film und Medienstiftung NRW (Film and Media Foundation North Rhine Westphalia).

Februar 21st, 2021

games.nrw

Bright Future joins games.nrw.

December 20th, 2020

FUNDRAISER

The first Bright Future Christmas Fundraiser raises € 1.110,- for Domspitzen eV.

April 14th, 2021

BMVI FUNDING

Project Emerald (working title) receives more than €800,000,- funding by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (BMVI) and transitions into the production phase.

Welcome to the
cosmopolitan metropolis on the Rhine

Our studio is located in the south of Cologne, close to the center, directly on the Rhine, and is easily accessible by public transportation or by car. The stop ‘Schönhauser Straße’ is straight across the street from our offices. 

We are hiring!

Take a look at our open positions.