Curve snaps up dev Fiddlesticks and Hue IP

Curve snaps up dev Fiddlesticks and Hue IP

British indie games label Curve Games has acquired developer Fiddlesticks and the Hue IP.

That's according to, which reports that the company has snapped up everything related to the colour-centric puzzle title. No figure has been placed on the deal.

"Hue's uniquely colourful take on the puzzle-platformer formula makes it a natural fit for our growing portfolio of quality indie games," Curve CEO John Clark (pictured) said.

He continues, "Hue is one of our portfolio's highest-rated titles and has been enjoyed by millions of gamers the world over,"

"This acquisition will enable Curve to secure Hue's future and continue serving the game's growing community with added content and potential sequels."

Fiddlesticks was founded in 2014 by Dan Da Rocha before fellow co-founder Henry Hoffman joined early the following year. The studio released Hue with Curve in 2016.

This is the third studio acquisition that Curve has made in recent years. In 2019, it snapped up Bomber Crew dev Runner Duck before buying Iron Oak Games the following year.

Long known as Curve Digital, the London-based outfit rebranded to Curve Games in late 2021.

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