Lump of Lust (AKA Luofust) is an Swiss gaming company based in Switzerland and founded by Jakob Schmid and Pierre Berg. The current CEO is the Swiss-Turkish Businessman Robert Özdemir (as of GTA: New Leaf). It's based on Miniclip.
Lump of Lust was founded in Switzerland, Zürich in 5 October 1991 by two game makers Jakob Schmid and Pierre Berg, with the budget of 350,000€. The company was making Arcade Games and Console Games. They worked among with Pixtro. In 1994 where they make PC games and their first game was in famous Cavern of Sorrow: The Game. They gained more represent after their first PC game. They made the Cavern of Sorrow game series after earning such popularity like nobody. They also made the action game series called: Jimmy the Man. They workshiped with Pyhä Malja Studio an Finnish Gaming company and Emerarudo Gaming Studio an Japanese Gaming company to develop the first game of Pyhä Malja Studio called Cavern of Sorrow: Next Thing. The Luofust's developement took place in Bavaria. They later keep developing the Cavern of Sorrow series with Pyhä Malja Studio and Emerarudo Gaming Studio like Rush 'n Takeover.
The company publishes vast of mobile games under Luofust brand, while the other "grand-class" open-world games are published under the brand of Mobiverse in the corporation with the Istanbul-based Ligma Magma Studios and the Moscow-based Swagman Studios. Rishi Tochira, the current head of mobile at Luofust's self-owned Mobiverse brand, explained that the main goal of this was to "recreate the gaming experience worldwide with confidence". The headquarters of Mobiverse are at Switzerland as well. The examples of the products of Mobiverse are Construction Roleplay IO and Crime World IO. The CEO of Swagman Studios, Kiril Lakianov, considered the corporation to be "way favorable for the gaming industry". The CTO of Swagman Studios, Hovhannes Varpetyan said that this corporation is "the flagship corporation with the streak of successes, the place to be in gaming industry".
Luofust has offices in Zurich, London, Paris, Brno, Saint Petersburg, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Lisbon and State of Shawnee. More offices in Shanghai, Dublin and Hanoi are expected to be built sooner. There's a plan of an office in India, which was canceled after, following the unlabeled disputes. Luofust also has studios in Berlin, Faro and Prague. In real life, Miniclip didn't ever had an office, nor a studio.
Appearance in GTA: Last Stand
In Grand Theft Auto: Last Stand, their office can be seen around Nassau. The building has a big logo and text of Luofust, which glows in orange at night. It's surrounded by some pedestrians talking to the relatives of workers, bodyguards and luxury cars from the outside. Workers and more guards are seen inside the building.
- Janeiro Sigmund (1991-1995)
- Alban Dove (1995-2000)
- Gregory Beakfrost (2000-2005)
- Mickie Hartwell (2005-2008)
- Alfredo Kenizzi (2008-2011)
- Debra Colorado (2011-2015)
- Finn Ambrose (2015-2017)
- Alex Sofrano (2017-)
- Jakob Schmid (1991-1996)
- George Harris (1996-2001)
- Dean Harris (2001-2003)
- Francis De Celica (2003-2007)
- Shelley Corbinsson (2007-2011)
- Dane Schuller (2011-2014)
- Arnold Metzger (2014-2017)
- Bayram Özdemir (2017-)
- Kennedy Harisson (1991-1994)
- Muhammad El Kharady (1994-1998)
- Lucas De Zivic (1998-2002)
- George Lacroix (2002-2005)
- Yusuf Ibrahimovič (2005-2009)
- Gerald Adrianson (2009-2012)
- Stephen Davidson (2012-2018)
- Keith Schreiber (2018-)
- The name is quite obvious reference to sexual reference of lust.
- The LCN name "LoL", is a reference to LOL, or lol, is an initialism for laughing out loud and a popular element of Internet slang. It can be also a reference to other unrelated expansions include the now mostly obsolete "lots of luck" or "lots of love" used in letter-writing.
- While Miniclip is based in Neuchâtel, Luofust is based in Zurich.