NewsUK-based Kuju Entertainment (Battalion Wars) has announced the opening of a new San Francisco studio focusing on the casual games space, marking the developer's first American presence. The new studio, Kuju America, which is "currently working on a high profile IP due to be announced soon", according to the official Kuju website, will be led by industry veteran John Kavanagh. Kavanagh began his career as a programmer at Atari, and later worked with Eidos as publisher, signing brands including Deus Ex, Hitman and Thief, and ran their US studio, Crystal Dynamics. Kuju has created a number of specialized studios in recent months: its Sheffield-based Chemistry focuses on Unreal Engine-developed titles, while its Brighton-based Zoe Mode announced its new Guildford studio, Doublesix, staffed primarily by the teams behind Geometry Wars: Galaxies and PlayStation Network release Nucleus, along with the nearby kids-focused studio Nik Nak. Said Kavanagh, "I've known Kuju and the management team for many years and I really approve of their model of multiple autonomous studios. I'm looking forward to making Kuju America the next successful Kuju studio."
Kuju Comes To America With New Casual Studio
UK-based Kuju Entertainment (Battalion Wars) has announced the opening of its first U.S. studio, located in San Francisco and focusing on the casual games space, to be headed by former Eidos publisher and industry veteran John Kavanagh.