New social game dev Tsumanga opens in Scotland

Glasgow studio snaps up the rights to children's TV show Winx Club
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A new social game developer named Tsumanga Studios has opened in Scotland.

Based in Glasgow, the new studio has snapped up the rights to create a game for children's animated television series Winx Club.

Working with the TV show creator Rainbow, the new title will be a virtual world aimed at girls aged seven-to-ten for smartphones, tablets and browser.

The interactive online world will allow users to “collaborate, learn and discover”, and will be released in English, Italian, Russian and French.

Tsumanga Studios was founded by the former CEO of social game studio and tools outfit HuzuTech Graeme Harvey and Gengo consultant Elias Moubayed.

"The digital games represent a strategic new media for Winx Club, that will complete its well established multimedia platform of CP applications" said Rainbow CEO Iginio Straffi.

“We’re very excited to start this new collaboration with Tsumanga Studios. Winx has all the potential assets to become a digital game success.”

Harvey added: “We're very excited to be working with Rainbow on project with the popularity and potential of Winx Club.”

Tsumanga’s debut title is set to launch in spring 2013, and will be a separate title from its planned massively multiplayer game set to be released in autumn.