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TT Games opens mobile-focused Brighton studio headed by Jason Avent

Developer to focus on LEGO games
TT Games opens mobile-focused Brighton studio headed by Jason Avent

Warner Bros-owned TT Games has opened a new Brighton development studio to work on new LEGO mobile games.

Former Boss Alien MD Jason Avent will serve as the head of studio. The now Naturalmotion-owned developer works on hit mobile titles CSR Racing and CSR 2.

No other details on what kind of games the team will be working on was revealed.

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“There is a huge opportunity for LEGO games on mobile," said TT Games MD Tom Stone.

"We're extraordinarily fortunate to have acquired Playdemic in 2016 as a specialist in this area, and they're working on a new LEGO title in addition to their phenomenally successful Golf Clash.

“Now we can grow our capability even further under the leadership of Jason Avent, founder of Boss Alien and creator of CSR Racing. Jason is one of the world's most experienced and capable developers in this space, with a passionate affinity for LEGO and an incredibly exciting vision for the new team.”

Avent added: “I love LEGO, and I'm thrilled to be able to create new games encompassing all of the wonderful core values of LEGO, designed and built from the ground up for mobile.

“Our new titles will be accessible, exciting and of course packed with the trademark TT Games fun and humour. We have an amazing new team of people in Brighton with a wonderful and unique opportunity to bring LEGO to life in a brand-new way.”

The move is part of an expansion of TT Games’ and Warner Bros’ mobile games development operations.

It was announced in February last year that TT Games had acquired UK developer Playdemic, which made the Mobile Games Award-winning Golf Clash. The title has become a consistent top grosser across key global markets such as the UK and the US.