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Thunderbirds story-telling game app announced

Published on: 25th July 2017

ITV Studios Global Entertainment announces deal with Kuato Studios to produce app.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced that Kuato Studios is developing a story-telling game app based on the popular TV show Thunderbirds Are Go. Set to release in early 2018, the app will be available on iOS and Android.

Kuato Studios is an award-winning development studio based in the UK. Previous successes from the studio include the Dino Tales and Safari Tales Apps, as well as Code Warriors, which teaches kids to code through games.

The deal for the Thunderbirds Are Go story-telling game app follows on from the recent success of Parker’s Driving Challenge, an app developed by Play With Games, which achieved Top 10 status on iOS in over 114 countries and had over two million downloads in the first few weeks.

Thunderbirds Are Go has aired in over 40 markets, across all continents. The global licensing programme for the show already has over 85 licensees covering all key categories.

Steve Green, EVP kids content and distribution, ITVS GE, commented: “As a best-in-class UK-based studio, Kuato is a perfect fit for Thunderbirds Are Go and we are thrilled to be working with them on this exciting project. As we’ve seen from the standout success of Parker’s Driving Challenge, fans of Thunderbirds Are Go welcome additional content and alternative ways to experience the series, particularly in the form of digital games. With new episodes of the show airing on CITV this autumn, the launch of this app will be a complementary addition to the show and our licensing programme”.

Mark Horneff, managing director of Kuato Studios, added: “Kuato Studios is delighted to be working with ITV on this exciting new adaption of Thunderbirds Are Go. With its beloved characters, thrilling adventure and quality storytelling, Thunderbirds Are Go is a truly iconic show, and a perfect addition to our Tales Maker series.”

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