Scopely Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Kung Fu Factory with 2015 and 2016 Games Already in Development
Today the Scopely Team is proud to announce our a multi-year commitment with accomplished LA-based mobile developer Kung Fu Factory. Bringing together Kung Fu Factory’s immense experience developing top grossing games, and Scopely’s industry-leading publishing model, our companies plan to deliver a lineup of high-fidelity titles based on some of the world’s biggest entertainment IPs as well as unique original titles.
“The team at Kung Fu Factory has consistently impressed us,” said Tim O’Brien, Chief Revenue Officer at Scopely. “We are focused on bringing the best development studios in the world into the Scopely network to help them compete and scale in an environment that increasingly favors larger publishers with superior distribution and monetization infrastructure. We are excited to power Kung Fu Factory games to new heights and create outstanding experiences for our players.”
Kung Fu Factory creates games and entertainment with a “Fun First” philosophy, proven by the company’s string of #1 hits, including Adventure Time: Card Wars, Spongebob Moves In and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run. Formed by childhood friends Ricci Rukavina and Daryl Pitts, Kung Fu Factory is home to a team of industry veterans dedicated to connecting players all over the world through creativity and fun.
“We are very excited about taking our games to the next level with Scopely,” said Ricci Rukavina, CEO and Creative Director of Kung Fu Factory. “Having incredible access to their distribution, unparalleled platform for monetization, not to mention a well capitalized operation is a massive opportunity to create a lineup of great games that touches millions of people.”
The Kung Fu Factory team has created and developed three chart-topping games in entirely different genres, ranging from card battling action to fast-paced combat running, all of which earned the #1 spot in the App Store in more than 100 countries. The studio also has extensive experience working on well-known IPs, winning Apple’s “Best of 2014” Award for Adventure Time Card Wars and SpongeBob Moves In, and “Best of 2013” for TMNT: Rooftop Run. We couldn’t be more excited to include them in the Scopely Network!