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Congratulations Milky Tea! Tencent invests

03/08/17

Tencent has invested an undisclosed sum into the successful Liverpool-based creative and games studio, Milky Tea.

Tencent, an ISP based in China already has a prolific games portfolio including Riot Games, Epic Games, Supercell and Activision. Milky Tea meanwhile are currently continuing to develop their latest title, HyperBrawl Tournament, a "fast-paced and intense sports combat game" which is due for release on Steam and Nintendo Switch in early 2018.

"This partnership marks a turning-point in Milky Tea's history," said founder and managing director Jonathan Holmes. "The scale of it really hasn't hit home just yet, but we are all really proud to be part of the Tencent family and we couldn't ask for better partners. Everyone at Tencent has gone above and beyond our expectations to make this happen and from a personal point of view, it's a dream come true."

Amiqus are delighted to congratulate Jonathan and the team at Milky Tea, who have been a positive force in the Northwest creative and games development community for many years. Great going guys! We look forward to more stories of your success in the future.

About Milky Tea

Milky Tea is a UK based Game Development and Animation Production Studio. Established in Liverpool in 2005, the studio designs, develops and publishes its own intellectual property as well as offering “work for hire” game development and animation services. The studio has created digital content for some of the globes biggest brands including NFL, Sony, Kraft, Bose and Toyota. The studio is renowned for its work in the UK on the Lloyds TSB ‘for the journey’ adverting campaign between 2007 -2013.

In 2015-2016 the studio published “Coffin Dodgers” a dark comedic Kart Racing game on Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Over the years the studio has won or been nominated for nearly every major award in its industry, including prestigious awards from BAFTA, EMMY, Banff and TIGA. In 2017 the studio was shortlisted by Creative England as one of the top 50 best up and coming, innovative and disruptive companies across film, games and digital tech.

 
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