22st October 2008
Following the growth of the studio from 65 to 140 staff since their rebrand in 2007, Zo? Mode have taken on two new hires to bolster their management team.
Prior to joining Zo? Mode as Development Director, Keith Robinson worked at a number of high profile development studios; he was Group Development Director at Rage prior to which he was Development Director at Argonaut. Keith has also recently worked for companies outside of the games industry in a number of consultant and full-time positions including a pan-African role for a large sub-Saharan ISP and more recently, Fujitsu Software's application development division.
Jennie Flynn has just spent the last month in Brazil, prior to which she was working for Disney's Blackrock Studio, also in Brighton. Jennie has a background in project management within Telecommunications as well as videogames and joins Zo? Mode as Producer on a currently unannounced PS3/360 title.
Ed Daly, Zo? Mode Studio Head says:
"We are very excited to have Keith and Jennie joining our team. Both bring a mix of games development know-how and also experience from other sectors. Its important for our growth as a studio to bring in diverse talent to create games with diverse appeal for which we've become well known. We're constantly on the lookout for the best and brightest talent and I couldn't be happier to have Keith and Jennie on board."
About Zo? Mode
Zo? Mode is the leading independent developer of music and party games, working on hit franchises EyeToy? Play and SingStar? in collaboration with Sony London Studio. Zo? Mode also developed the award winning Crush™ for SEGA, Dancing with the Stars for Activision and have a number of other original titles in development, including the recently announced Rock Revolution for Konami Digital Entertainment Inc and You’re in the Movies for Codemasters and Microsoft. Based in the heart of Brighton in the UK, the studio comprises 150 staff and is part of Kuju Entertainment Limited.