Thunderful Acquire Rising Star Games

Thunderful Group, the recent merging of development studios Image & Form and Zoink Games, has today announced that they have acquired publisher Rising Star Games with offices based in both the US and the UK. Thunderful state that their intention with Rising Star is to help bring more Japanese titles to the West with the publishing having previous experience in this field.

Among the publisher’s portfolio are niche/independent-styled games such as Lumo, Brut@l, the recently-released Trailblazers and have also helped with distributing the retail version of Image & Form’s own SteamWorld Dig 2. Ed Valiente, the Managing Director of Thunderful Publishing, will take over similar duties at Rising Star Games.