Padova/Torino, Italy 10 August 2009
For immediate release
Impressionware and Idoru, two of the most prolific Italian games developers are announcing today a new venture called Double Jungle. The new company puts together the know-how of the two companies and creates a workforce of more than 25 people.
Idoru and Impressionware have been developing games for more than 8 years for various platforms releasing so far more than 25 games (not counting 45 mobile games). The new company structure allows the team to share technology and work together on the development of more SKUs simultaneously.
Double Jungle, operating from two offices in the north of Italy, one in Padova and one in Torino, will focus on three main areas: publishing, development of own projects and work for hire.
Paolo Giacomello, Idoru’s Managing Director and Double Jungle CEO, said: “We are proud to announce the Double Jungle new venture project. As Idoru we were used to act as publisher in various countries for our products, with Double Jungle, with our partner Impressionware ... we’ll “double”. Double Jungle’s teams are already working on various third party and self funded projects, based on our own and third party IPs.”
The first Double Jungle games, for console and PCs, will be released at the end of the year and new announcements are coming soon.
Luigi Fumero, Impressionware’s Managing Director and Double Jungle’s COO, added: “We have been working with Idoru’s team for a while now and it was the logical step to formalise our will to keep on working together. Double Jungle makes both our companies much stronger and you will see a lot of good things coming out of this partnership.”
Double Jungle will be attending the gamescom in Köln where it is keen to talk to potential partners about future projects.
Impressionware is an independent video game developer founded in 2003 and based in Torino, Italy. Impressionware started by focusing on mobile games but has lately specialized in handheld consoles. Impressionware is an authorized Nintendo DS™, Sony PSP™ and Nintendo Wii™ developer and is working on various publisher funded titles. Impressionware is soon launching a series of titles via digital delivery on all major handheld platforms.
Internet site: www.impressionware.com
Idoru is an independent video game developer and publisher founded in 2001 and based in Padova, Italy. Idoru’s mission is the development of high quality video games for PC, consoles and many other platforms. Idoru has gained a wide experience in developing realistic and arcade sport games: volleyball, beach-volleyball, basketball, just to mention a few. Idoru is an authorized Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo Wii™ developer and is working on various sport inspired titles in partnership with national and international sport leagues and federations.
Internet site: www.idoru.it