Thumbstar Games has announced the appointment of two new executives, reflecting their shift from being a publisher of over 2,000 games to a developer of its own IP. Tony Fitzgerald (veteran of Psygnosis, Rage, Jester Interactive, and Telcogames) has been made sales manager while Phil Brannelly (manager at Game and Ubisoft) will take the role of marketing manager.

“The pace of growth at Thumbstar continues and both Tony and Phil bring many years of experience into the fold,” said CEO Gareth Edmondson. “That sort of experience is priceless for any company, such as ours, with big ambitions. They are a welcome addition to the team.”

“Thumbstar are already well established as a distributor of third party mobile games content but the creation of our own IP, and taking that to a highly competitive market, is very exciting,” said Brannelly. “Everyone involved with Thumbstar has one goal and that’s to be the best. I’m thrilled to be given the chance to be a part of it.”