Oulu's Koukoi goes to Hollywood

Oulu-based Koukoi Games unveiled a new partnership with FoxNext Games to develop a tie-in mobile game for the upcoming film, Ferdinand.

“Feel the beat with Ferdinand and his friends in this cheery and colorful idle puzzle game that brings the beloved character and spirit of Spain to life,” Rick Phillips, EVP of FoxNext Games, said in a statement.

“When mobile markets evolve, offering new and difficult challenges, it’s important to aim at strategic partnerships. Ferdinand is a story we all know and love, and as the Intellectual Property market continues to grow, we have a strong focus towards it. It’s best to approach these markets partnered with a Hollywood Studio that has a strong track record and exciting IP,” said Antti Kananen, CEO of Koukoi Games.

FoxNext Games, a division of the newly-formed FoxNext group, produces award-winning games and apps based on Twentieth Century Fox’s globally-recognized film and television properties.