Lightning Fish Games

Lightning Fish Games 8th of June 2010

Lightning Fish Games is joining forces with Quickstart Global to turn its ambitious growth plans into reality. The expanding games developer has just announced the opening of a new development studio at the Quickstart Global Pune client centre, with 20 new staff expected within the next 6 months.

The new studio will support the core development teams in the UK, as Lightning Fish expands into a multi-format and multi-project studio. The company, who specialise in family-oriented games based on motion tracking technology, has also seen accelerated growth rates in the UK with no signs of slowing down. Since setting up less than 2 years ago, its head count has risen to forty.

Simon Prytherch, CEO of Lightning Fish, commented: "When we started Lightning Fish we planned to be a dominant force in the development of motion tracking games. We also wanted to build the capability to develop three titles simultaneously. 2010 is the year that we achieve both these goals. The Pune studio is crucial to these plans".

Neal Gandhi, CEO of Quickstart Global added“Our In-House Anywhere model was set up to enable companies such as Lightning Fish to access global talent without the headaches involved in setting up their own operation overseas. We understand just how important it is for Games studios to have their own staff working under their direction and look forward to supporting Lightning Fish to grow their team and achieve their goals.”

About Lightning Fish

Lightning Fish are a video games developer specialising in family-oriented titles based on motion tracking technology for Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. Based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, Lightning Fish was founded by industry veterans Simon Prytherch, Mike Montgomery and David Hunt in June 2008.

In September 2009 Lightning Fish released their first title, a fitness product for Wii called "NewU Fitness First Personal Trainer". This was published by Ubisoft in the UK and most of Europe and was released as "My Fitness Coach 2" in the USA in January 2010. Their second title, "NewU Fitness First Mind Body" was released in April 2010 and is a Yoga and Pilates based product for Wii. They are now working on multi-platform titles for all the major consoles and are expanding into other genres.

Finalists for Best New Studio in the forthcoming Develop Awards 2010.

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About Quickstart Global

Quickstart Global provides companies with the simplest, most effective solution to implement global strategies through their innovative In House Anywhere and Subsidiary Anywhere services.

Quickstart Global was founded in 2006 by serial entrepreneurs Neal Gandhi and Kaushal Chokshi who believe in a‘Born Global’ mindset: the world as one marketplace. They have over 650 personnel located in ten countries. Quickstart Global’s objective is to have personnel in all G20 countries in the near future, establishing an‘Anywhere to Anywhere’ service whereby businesses from any country in the world can expand into their country of choice.

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