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Johannes Zirm

Paladin Studios
Product Manager
Den Haag, Netherlands


Johannes Zirm’s youth was spent on building treehouses or playing games, depending on the weather. He has a Master of Art and Design degree from Bauhaus-University Weimar and a Master of Arts (Literature) degree from the Tongji University Shanghai. Over the last six years, he worked in Germany and Shanghai on both serious and entertainment games.

In 2013, Zirm has found his home at Paladin Studios - an independent game studio based in The Hague, The Netherlands. The goal of Paladin is to put a smile on people’s faces. They have a 10-year track record of innovative projects, and are a strong partner for leading game publishers, most notably DeNA Japan.

When he is not making games, Zirm loves to play them. He has made short documentaries, worked as intern in radio, games and movies, and participated in several art exhibitions in both in his native Germany, as well as abroad. And last, but not least, Zirm can also make balloon animals.