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Sunset Sugar Studios Launches IP Deal with Aardman

Sunset Sugar Studios Launches IP Deal with Aardman


A new UK studio established by games publishing veteran Darryl Still, alongside former colleagues Matt DC and James Deputy, has inked its first deal with multi-award-winning, independent studio Aardman

Sunset Sugar Studios will initially focus on the super popular Pixel Puzzles franchise, created by Matt DC and which has over four million players around the world. Already available on Steam, the series will also be available on PlayStation and Xbox formats going forward.

Working with brands will be a key focus for Sunset Sugar Studios, and already the company has signed a prestigious licensing deal with Aardman – with Pixel Puzzles Aardman scheduled for release on Steam today (March 26th).

The game will feature iconic scenes from Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and more, boasting 26 free puzzles with piece counts ranging from 96 to 425.

Sunset Sugar Studios’ Publishing Director Darryl Still – who boasts an impressive 35+ year career in the UK and international games industry – said: “It’s great to be back with the launch of Sunset Sugar Studios, and with the opportunity to take the incredibly popular Pixel Puzzle games to an even wider audience.

“Our goal when we chose to set up Sunset Sugar was to work with the biggest names in licensing – and we’ve done that from the off with our first deal with Aardman. We are delighted to be working with them, and to have the chance to recreate their worlds into the Pixel Puzzle environment.”

Hannah McFarlane, Licensing Executive at Aardman offered: “We are delighted to be partnering with Pixel Puzzles, collaborating on a range of online jigsaw puzzles featuring much-loved Aardman characters. The traditional format of jigsaws mixed with online gaming is a popular and growing market and is a great addition to the portfolio of digital Aardman games. We are looking forward to showcasing these games to our current fanbase who will love interacting with the iconic characters as well as attracting new fans from the world of online gaming.”

To find out more about Pixel Puzzle Aardman, click here.

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Rebecca Ash

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