Don't run, we wish to acquire you!

British publisher and developer Curve Digital - the company behind titles like Hydroventure: Spin Cycle and Stealth Inc. 2 - has been acquired by The Catalis Group, a move which effectively creates a massive new force in British games publishing.

The Catalis Group - which includes Kuju Entertainment, Testronic, Zoe Mode and Headstrong Games - is headed up by Dominic Wheatley, who co-founded Eidos many years ago.

Wheatley feels that the acquisition will create a "major new British games publisher, the first of its kind for many years." He also states that it's "good news for the UK indie games community to have a professional publishing partner who can take their titles to the international market."

Curve was doing a pretty swell job of helping indies before today's news. As well as developing its own titles, Curve has been a prolific publisher on the eShop of late, bringing indie games like Thomas Was Alone, OlliOlli, Pumped BMX+, The Swapper, Lone Survivor and The Swindle to Nintendo formats.