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Kuato Studios Developing Storytelling Game App for ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’

ITV Studios Global Entertainment teams with Kuato Studios for mobile game app for iOS and Android set to release in early 2018.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has teamed up with Kuato Studios to develop a storytelling game app based on the popular adventure TV show Thunderbirds Are Go, which is produced by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures in association with Weta Workshop. Set to release in early 2018, the mobile game will be available on iOS and Android.

Kuato Studios is an award-winning development studio based in the U.K. Previous successes from the studio include the Dino Tales and Safari Tales apps, as well as Code Warriors, which teaches kids to code through games and which was praised by Barack Obama at the 2016 White House Science Fair.

The deal for the Thunderbirds Are Go storytelling game app follows on from the recent success of Parker’s Driving Challenge, an app developed by Play With Games, which achieved Top 10 status on iOS in more than 114 countries and had over two million downloads in the first few weeks.

 “As a best-in-class U.K.-based studio, Kuato are a perfect fit for Thunderbirds Are Go and we are thrilled to be working with them on this exciting project,” Steve Green, EVP Kids Content and Distribution, ITVS GE, said. “As we’ve seen from the standout success of Parker’s Driving Challenge, fans of Thunderbirds Are Go welcome additional content and alternative ways to experience the series, particularly in the form of digital games. With new episodes of the show airing on CITV this Autumn, the launch of this app will be a complementary addition to the show and our licensing program.”

Thunderbirds Are Go has aired in over 40 markets, across all continents. The global licensing program for the show already has over 85 licensees covering all key categories.

“Kuato Studios are delighted to be working with ITV on this exciting new adaption of Thunderbirds Are Go, added Mark Horneff, managing director of Kuato Studios. “With its beloved characters, thrilling adventure and quality storytelling, Thunderbirds Are Go is a truly iconic show, and a perfect addition to our Tales Maker series.”

Source: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.