The Thunderful Group, which encompasses Image & Form and Zoink Games as well as Thunderful Publishing, has announced that it has acquired Rising Star Games.
With offices in the United Kingdom and the United States, Ed Valiente will be the new managing director for Rising Star Games as well as remaining in the same role at Thunderful Publishing.
“There are two main strategies behind Thunderful: one is to achieve close and effective collaboration between Image & Form and Zoink Games on PR, marketing and publishing of internal titles,” Thunderful explained in a press release to accompany the news.
“The second is to set up a publishing powerhouse – Thunderful Publishing – where the proven self-publishing capabilities of the studios are reinforced through recruitment and acquisition to be able to also take on external titles that can match those of Image & Form and Zoink in quality.”
With Thunderful Publishing having been met with strong interest from developers, Rising Star Games’ expertise will help to cope with the new workload – with their brand to be used for “strong titles from Japan to the west.”