Doublesix breaks away from Kuju

Doublesix breaks away from Kuju

By Rob Crossley

September 1st 2010 at 10:50AM

Studio will be a separate entity for owning group Catalis

Guildford based studio DoubleSix is to break away from its Kuju parent label and become a separate entity, the firm’s bosses have announced.

DoubleSix, which has been a strong performer in recent years, will now stand as one of the three business divisions of parent company Catalis SE.

It will act as Catalis’ own digital games arm, under the leadership of Kuju CEO, Nigel Robbins.

The move “reflects the growing importance of the self-published digital games segment”, said the group in a prepared statement.

Robbins said it is important for the business to separate Kuju's work-for-hire business from its own self-published enterprise.

He said that the three studios which remain under the Kuju brand – Zoe Mode, Headstrong and Czeck-basd Vatra – share the same core values of quality, “but the disciplines are somewhat different and the new structure will bring out the best in both Kuju and Doublesix divisions."

Catalis’ three business arms now comprise of Kuju, Doublesix and WA group Testronic Labs.

In February Kuju told Develop the group had shut down its Nik-Nak studio, while also announcing the Manila studio has closed.