Former Codemasters Director takes the hotseat, with Narcos, Zumba and Guitar Hero at the top of his inbox
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Matt White has been appointed Head of Studios at UK developer Kuju. He replaces Brynley Gibson, who is moving to Sweden with his family.
Part of the Catalis Group – which also includes Curve Digital and Testronic – Kuju currently has teams working on Narcos, Zumba and Guitar Hero games. White will head up all Kuju operations, whilst looking to further expand the studio’s activities.
White joins Kuju from Codemasters where he was Game Director. He has also enjoyed stints at Exient, Microsoft, Infogrames and Games Workshop during his career in game development.
“We’re delighted that Matt is joining us to head up Kuju as we embark on an exciting period, with work beginning on Narcos and Zumba Fitness, and expansion plans underway,” said Catalis CEO Dominic Wheatley. “Matt’s extensive experience speaks for itself and we’re looking forward to him taking Kuju forward.”
"Kuju are a well known and highly respected developer whose titles have engaged and delighted players,” said White. “The games in development show a commitment, passion and collaboration for crafting compelling experiences. I am thrilled to be joining this team and leading the exciting growth of the business."
About Kuju Ltd.
Kuju makes compelling games & branded experiences for VR, AR and Console platforms such as the upcomingNarcosfor PC, Switch, Xbox One and PS4. With 20 years of experience and over 125 titles to its name, Kuju is one of the UK’s longest serving ‘work for hire’ developers. Based in London and Brighton it has produced titles for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Activision, Disney and Ubisoft. Alongside developing original concepts such as the long running Art Academyseries, the company has been entrusted with developing globally recognised IP from the worlds of Film, TV and Games. These titles include brands such as The Lord of the Rings, Marvel, The Voice, Zumbaand Guitar Hero. www.Kuju.com
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