Officials from British studio Zoë Mode have announced that the developer, part of the Kuju group, is to open a new office in London. Launching on September 1st this year the new studio will be based near the south bank of the river Thames in central London.
Formerly known as Kuju Brighton
, Zoë Mode has worked on a range of casual focused titles including EyeToy: Play 3
, EyeToy: Play – Sports
, SingStar: Rocks
, SingStar: Anthems
and SingStar: Legends
, as well as PSP title Crush
. The Brighton studio is currently working on Rock Revolution
The new London studio has two new projects scheduled, although no details of either have been released. A core team has already been established using staff from the Brighton studio, with other positions set to be recruited locally. Zoë Mode London will be led by Nick Rodriguez, currently executive producer at Zoë Mode Brighton.
“Since we re-branded last year we have had an enormous interest in the studio from both publishers and new recruits” says Ed Daly, studio head of Zoë Mode. “Following on from our huge growth in Brighton where we are now approaching 150 staff, we felt the time was right to open a second studio. This will enable us to take on more projects and staff without losing the intimate company culture that is so central to our approach”.
“London has been a development hub for the games industry for many years now, which means that there’s a fantastic pool of talent here to join our new studio. We’re looking for staff in all disciplines and we’re really excited about the opportunities that being in London present to us,” commented Rodriguez.