The history of Workz

Workz has a long and colourful history. Work your way backwards through some of the most important events and milestones on this timeline.


German Design Award

Works wins a German Design Award for our work on the education project Demokratispillet developed in collaboration with Kammeradvokaten end Gyldendal.

Strategic partnership with IMD Business School

Workz enters into a strategic partnership with IMD Business School in Switzerland. As part of the partnership the school starts using our leadership simulations in their education and consultancy and Workz helps gamify some of the schools frameworks.  

10 year aniversary

We celebrate our 10 year aniversary as Workz A/S.

Wallbreakers® available in 10+ languages

With the translations to Spanish, Arabic and Chinese during the Spring of 2018 Wallbreakers® is now available in more than 10 languages.

Birth of Bridgebuilders®

We launch our latest leadership simulation Bridgebuilders®. The simulation focus on the leadership challenges of working in global teams. The same year the game wins gold at the anual Serious Play-conference.

Another Gold medal

The strategy game we helped develop for ISS win a gold medal at theis years Serious Play Conference. Red more about the game and award.

New chair(wo)man

Sanne Suvanto-Harsaae joined Workz as new Chairman of the Board

20+ partner companies

Our international network of local consultancies, who are certified to use our leadership simulations, has grown to more than 20 partners. 

Genesis of Gamechangers®

Launch of Gamechangers®, a new leadership simulation about strategy execution and stakeholder engagement. The game wins gold at the anual Serious Play-conference two years later.

Leaving the nest

We leave Filmbyen and move to downtown Copenhagen next to the King’s Gardens. With this move we cut the last ties to the movie industry.

First international partner

Establishment of our international network of partners, starting with France and Sweden. 

Wallbreakers® is nominated for an INDEX Award

Wallbreakers® is a finalist in the 2009 INDEX: Award for designs to improve life. Our french partner Carewan discovers the game at an exhibition and later becomes one of our first international partners because of this.

Workz A/S is founded

Zentropa Interaction, Zentropa Workz and RIA are fused into Workz A/S. No longer a part of Zentropa, we are now an independent company with a sharpened focus on change through involvement.


Zentropa Workz pioneered co-creation and innovation training with two intensive summercamps in 2006 and 2007. Here top students helped large companies to solve essential challenges through co-creation.

The origins of Wallbreakers®

The first version of our best selling leadership simulation Wallbreakers® is designed and produced by the company Reflection-in-Action (RIA).

Zentropa WorkZ joins the family

A new family-member, Zentropa WorkZ, added a new focus on innovation, co-creation and entrepreneurship.  

Zentropa Interaction is founded

The founding of our company, then named Zentropa Interaction, as a part of Zentropa, Scandinavia’s largest movie company. 

Zentropa calls

The movie company and Lars von Trier needed help with involvement, game-design and interactive storytelling and turned to Ask Agger (along with a few others) for help. This collaboration was the seed of what would later become Workz.