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UK Game Publisher Zoo Digital Re-Emerges After Spinoff

Following <a href="http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=8800">yesterday's news</a> that the original founders of British publisher Zoo Digital had decide...

Simon Carless, Blogger

April 6, 2006

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Following yesterday's news that the original founders of British publisher Zoo Digital had decided to sell on its games publishing division, after reportedly weak sales over the Christmas period, the newly spun off publisher, which has put out titles including Alien Hominid in European territories, has announced its plans. Already the owner of a considerable GBA, DS, PS2 and PC back catalogue, ZOO Digital Publishing Ltd will, according to the firm: "...focus on re-licensing and publishing product for the European and Asian markets whilst continuing to exploit and maximise their portfolio on existing, next generation and mobile formats." Barry Hatch, Managing Director of the restructured company, commented on the future of ZDP: "It's an exciting opportunity to focus on our strengths and continue to produce and expand our comprehensive catalogue of multi-format games. We've been a presence in European publishing for some time now, and our separation from the ZOO group gives us the flexibility to work closer with our distributors, retailers and the rest of the industry." The Zoo Digital Publishing website includes information on forthcoming releases for the company, with the PC version of Alien Hominid debuting in the near future, and the Game Boy Advance version of Orbital Media's Juka And The Monophonic Menace recently released in European territories.

About the Author(s)

Simon Carless


Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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