Developer Kung Fu Factory tapped to expand Konami's mobile catalog

Developer Kung Fu Factory tapped to expand Konami's mobile catalog
In a bid to expand its presence in the mobile marketplace, Konami has partnered with Bellator: MMA Onslaught developer Kung Fu Factory as part of a plan to "publish multiple mobile titles throughout 2013."

"As we continue to build upon Konami's social and mobile offerings, we look to partner with more independent developers like Kung Fu Factory to expand the variety of content," said Konami Digital Entertainment's director of digital publishing John Coligan. "Kung Fu Factory does a great job of creating engaging and unique gaming experiences for audiences of all kinds, and we intend to support them through the entire development and release process."

Konami was an early supporter of the App Store, having released iOS-exclusive entries in its Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid franchises alongside original efforts like Dragon Collection and Alcatraz Breakout. Kung Fu Factory is no stranger to the platform, either; its most recent release is the top-selling Nickelodeon-published platformer Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run.

Specific titles under development by Kung Fu Factory will be announced soon.
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KONAMI ANNOUNCES MULTIPLE-TITLE MOBILE PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP WITH KUNG FU FACTORY

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - April 24, 2013 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced a new partnership with independent video game and entertainment company Kung Fu Factory to publish multiple mobile titles throughout 2013.

"Partnering with an industry leader like KONAMI allows us to focus on what we do best, create the games," said Ricci Rukavina, CEO and Creative Director of Kung Fu Factory. "They have the time-tested expertise in the industry, publishing and launching a variety of titles ranging from the console space, to mobile and social."

Located in Los Angeles, Kung Fu Factory focuses on creating online, mobile and console games, leveraging their decade-long success in entertainment as storytellers, content creators and game makers. The company was founded by industry veterans and childhood friends, Daryl Pitts and Ricci Rukavina, and has worked on some of the biggest brands of all time from Hello Kitty to their recent development effort, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Runner.

"As we continue to build upon KONAMI's social and mobile offerings, we look to partner with more independent developers like Kung Fu Factory to expand the variety of content," said John Coligan, Director of Digital Publishing at Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "Kung Fu Factory does a great job of creating engaging and unique gaming experiences for audiences of all kinds, and we intend to support them through the entire development and release process."

KONAMI and Kung Fu Factory's 2013 mobile lineup will be announced shortly.

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About Kung Fu Factory
Based in Los Angeles, Kung Fu Factory is a video game development studio that works on both licensed and original properties. Established in 2002, the company has specializes in 100% hand-animated character movement, realistic physics and sophisticated AI programming. Formed by childhood friends, Daryl Pitts and Ricci Rukavina, the collective talent at Kung Fu Factory came from high-profile video game studios where they developed major franchise titles. Now, the company develops and co-publishes its own properties on various platforms, such as consoles and mobile including their latest #1 iOS game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.