Game development tool vendor Hansoft announced that Cambridge, UK-based developer Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword, Kung Fu Chaos
) has integrated Hansoft's project management and QA tools with its existing development processes.
Hansoft's software has been licensed by a number of development studios, such as Ubisoft Paris, Black Lantern, and EVE
-developer CCP, for project management, bug tracking, workload coordination, and document management.
The tool is designed on principles of team empowerment, increased communication, transparency, and collaboration, and is also used for cooperating with outsourcing partners, publishers and external QA teams.
Founded in 2000 and formerly known as Just Add Monsters, Ninja Theory is currently working on a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 title. Earlier this year, the studio licensed
NaturalMotion's morpheme animation package for the project.
“We are now seeing a larger focus on productivity in games development and there is an increasing demand for methods and tools like Hansoft to make teams more efficient," says Hansoft CEO Patric Palm. "We are excited to work with Ninja Theory and I feel confident that Hansoft will help them getting the most out of their talent."