Zoë Mode

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Zoë Mode
Industry Video game
Founded 2007
Headquarters Brighton, England
Products Crush, Disney Sing It, Chime, Grease, You're in the Movies, Haunt, Zumba Fitness 2, Zumba Fitness Core
Owner(s) Kuju Entertainment
Employees 150
Website http://www.zoemode.com/

Zoë Mode is a subsidiary of Kuju Entertainment based in Brighton and London that develops music and party video games.

History[edit]

The studio was formed in 2007 when it was rebranded from Kuju Brighton,[1] itself formed from the remnants of Wide Games.[2] On 1 September 2008, Zoë Mode opened a sister studio in London to take on more projects and staff.[3] On 19 May 2009, Zoë Mode announced their San Francisco studio headed by Mark Danks and Sarah Stocker.[4]

Work[edit]

Zoë Mode is most well known for its work on the SingStar and EyeToy: Play series. The company has also received several awards since its creation, such as the 2007 Develop Conference Industry Award for "Best New Handheld IP" with Crush.[5] Recent games developed by the studio include Disney Sing It: Pop Hits, Grease and Chime. They also recently worked on Haunt, an Xbox Live Arcade game for Kinect. The studio has most recently developed several games in the Zumba Fitness franchise. A new game titled Powerstar Golf was announced on June 11, 2013 exclusively for the Xbox One. [6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ March 1, 2007 7:20AM PST (2007-03-01). "Kuju studio becomes Zoë Mode". Gamespot.com. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  2. ^ May 9, 2004 2:14PM PDT (2004-05-09). "Kuju acquires Wide Games". Uk.gamespot.com. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  3. ^ About the author James Lee (2008-07-09). "Zoë Mode unveils new London studio". Gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  4. ^ "news-011.html". zoemode.com. Archived from the original on 2010-07-07. 
  5. ^ "2007 Develop Industry Award Winners Announced". Gamasutra.com. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  6. ^ Dyer, Mitch (2013-06-11). "E3 2013: Powerstar Golf is Xbox One's Answer to Hot Shots". IGN. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 

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