Kuju Opens New Studio for Downloadable Titles

U.K.-based developer Kuju Interactive has added a fifth studio to its roster of development houses, this one focused on digitally distributed titles. The studio, called doublesix, will develop downloadable games for PC, Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade platform, Sony's PlayStation Network, and Nintendo's WiiWare digital distribution channel.

"We believe that the future of digitally-distributed games promises to be more diverse than ever in respect to the scale and genre of development and with respect to the business models," said newly appointed doublesix studio head James Brooksby.

The new studio is made up of Kuju staffers from the teams that crafted the PSN downloadable shooter Nucleus as well as the recently released Geometry Wars: Galaxies (Wii, NDS). The studio is also responsible for creating the Nintendo-published Battalion Wars 2 (Wii).

Chemistry, Kuju London, Zoë Mode, Rail Simulator (Kuju Surrey), and now doublesix comprise Kuju's five U.K.-based development houses.