UK celebrity, chat show host and film critic Jonathan Ross has opened a new game development studio named Hotsauce Interactive. The games company will be based in Candem, North London, the outfit is part of Ross' TV production company Hotsauce and has already released its debut game, Cacha Cacha Aliens for iOS.
"The reason I got into making games is because I really wanted to know what it was like making games," said Ross, speaking last night at a special Question Time event at UK arts academy BAFTA. "I enjoyed playing them so wanted to try the creative process."
Ross also commented about his interest in making both console and mobile phone game titles saying "We started discussing consoles, because when we started showing our game around some console people came to us as they really liked us," confirmed Ross. "But it was designed and created for iOS, and we want to keep it for that for now."
This was all confirmed on stage with Sport's Interactive CEO Miles Jacobson, NaturalMotion boss Torsten Reil and Tom Stone, MD of TT Games, some of the big hitters in UK games developers. Ross also used his time on stage to champion diversity in games, arguing that models like free-to-play and premium can co-exist.
"There's a biodiversity of models in television, and there's biodiversity in cinema," he offered.
Lets see if he makes Faulty Towers: The Game…