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Thu, Jan 29, 2009 | 08:41 GMT
Kuju’s Ian Baverstock’s confirmed that the developer is to make redundancies in the UK and US.
“Kuju has generally adopted a more cautious approach at the start of 2009 in light of market conditions,” said the exec in a statement.
“As a developer with nearly 20 years experience of game development trends, we know how important it is to have the right number of people with the best mix of skills for the scale and nature of our projects.
“Up to ten design or art posts at Zoe Mode are at risk; although total headcount in the studio is expected to remain broadly level at around 150 as roles are opened in other disciplines. There have also been some redundancies in Kuju America, a small number in Chemistry in Sheffield and Kuju’s corporate headquarters in Shalford.”
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Wed, Jul 09, 2008 | 14:05 BST
Zoë Mode London’s been formed, Kuju’s announced, and will open on September 1.
The casual outfit will be headed up by Nick Rodriguez, currently executive producer at Zoë Mode Brighton.
“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,” said Rodriguez. “We’re looking for staff in all disciplines and we’re really excited about the opportunities that being in London present to us.”
Wed, Jan 30, 2008 | 14:21 GMT
British developer Kuju is to open its first US studio in San Francisco, the company confirmed today. Named Kuju America, the studio is to focus on casual titles and has started work on its first game. John Kavanagh will head up the operation, the first outside the UK for Kuju.
“This is an exciting and significant step for the Kuju group of studios,” said Kuju’s corporate development officer Jon Newth. “The US, and San Francisco in particular, is a natural choice for our first non-UK studio. It’s a hotbed of development talent, home to many leading publishers and some of the leading US games press. We’re delighted to have John on board, with his wealth of experience and contacts, to maximize the potential of the business in the area.”