Software company Blue Beck has gone back to its roots with the launch of Curioso, an independent games publishing label.
Peter Scott and Volker Hirsch had launched the Cheshire-based company in the 1990s with a focus on gaming, but had since experienced a higher demand for projects such as commercial applications and specialist connected services.
But now, with a team of 50 including some of the industry’s most talented gaming professionals, Blue Beck has launched its own publishing label.
MD Scott said: “Going back to our gaming roots is exciting for us – we have been focusing more on the commercial side of business – building up our technology and portfolio, all whilst trying to make games. We’ve never really had the resources to properly publish our games until now and we’re in a great position to make it happen with some of the best talent the industry has to offer working with us.”
Blue Beck has developed games for the likes Marvel, EA, LEGO, Hasbro and Activision, as well as producing mobile and web-based games such as Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and Spiderman Webslinger.
Curioso, which will be headed up by Johanna Vuorela, plans to publish a collection of immersive mobile games.
Vuorela said: “We’re thrilled to showcase the incredible, diverse talent of Blue Beck through memorable games that will truly spark the players’ curiosity. From a horror puzzle to a fun exploration into the world of art, we want to make games that offer a unique experience with every play.”
Curioso is set to release its first game later this summer.