Edmondson brothers join Thumbstar board

Industry veterans Martin and Gareth Edmondson have taken senior roles and seats on the board of directors at Liverpool-based mobile game publisher Thumbstar Games.

The company is to open a new studio in Newcastle, where Martin, one of Thumbstar's early investors, will serve as chief creative officer; brother Gareth, who recently quit his position as managing director of Ubisoft Reflections, joins as CEO.

Martin Edmondson said: "I am very proud to have been involved with Thumbstar since its formation, and I'm now particularly looking forward to getting back to my primary passion for original IP creation in such a dynamic and rapidly growing space."