Jonathan Ross, one of the UK's biggest celebrity supporters of video games, has opened a new video game development studio named Hotsauce Interactive, reports Develop.

The popular UK television star spoke about his new venture at a special Question Time event at BAFTA last night.

"The reason I got into making games is because I really wanted to know what it was like making games," said Ross at the BAFTA event. "I enjoyed playing them so wanted to try the creative process."

The Camden, North London-based studio is an offshoot of Ross' TV production company Hotsauce, and its debut game - Catcha Catcha Aliens for iOS - is already available featuring the voice talent of Ross and Stephen Fry.

The iTunes blurb states: "Hone your skills as an interplanetary Catcha in this fast, fun game of skill and endurance. Travel to far away planets to clear them of alien invaders! A mission based catching game with refreshing gameplay, lively characters, cool music and the voice talents of Stephen Fry and Jonathan Ross."

While the studio is focussing on mobile titles for now, Ross says consoles are possible in the future.

"Hopefully we will make games for other platforms, including console and some handhelds, perhaps," he said.

Source: Develop