Kuju Wireless Publishing Ltd, the specialist UK-headquartered mobile game publishing division of Battalion Wars
developer Kuju plc has announced that it has been acquired by The Finesse Publishing Group.
Kuju plc retains its mobile phone game development group, which operates as one of Kuju Entertainment's autonomous studios in the UK. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kuju Wireless Publishing has previously worked with external developers and has succeeded in bringing several high profile IPs to the mobile gaming market, including Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder, Lotus Challenge Slot Cars, Lotus Challenge City Racing, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
& Judge Dredd
Kevin Holloway, previously Managing Director of Kuju Wireless Publishing, has joined Finesse as its new CEO. Holloway commented: "Finesse is delighted to build upon the strong foundations laid by Kuju Wireless Publishing and looks forward to growing the company in the rapidly evolving mobile content industry. As a first step in its integration into the group, Kuju Wireless will be re-branded as Finesse Mobile."
For Kuju plc; Jonathan Newth, Managing Director, said "Kuju Entertainment remains committed to Mobile Phone game development through the retention of our Mobile development studio. With over 60 games developed on a range of technologies (including 2D & 3D J2ME, Symbian, SMS and Interactive TV) we have one of the strongest independent mobile development studios in the UK... Kuju intends to focus on its core skills in development, particularly as we enter the era of the next generation of consoles."