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This topic contains 9 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Scairp Gorm 11 years, 9 months ago.

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  • #5156

    peter_b
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    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=15380

    Good article. Definately a rival to codemasters these days. Hiring alot of people as well. Hard working lads the oliver twins are.

  • #30220

    omen
    Participant

    A rival Codemasters ??….aren’t Codies doing really badly at the moment??

  • #30221

    Nifty
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    Um codemasters publish a lot o Blitz’s stuff…I don’t think rival really applies here

  • #30222

    peter_b
    Participant

    Um codemasters publish a lot o Blitz’s stuff…I don’t think rival really applies here[/quote:55d0e44161]

    not anymore i dont think the two guys used to work for codies back in the dizzy days, they get published by alot of companys now. dont think youll find codies on the corporate clients page on their home site though.

    As for what omen said thats a mixed bag, depends who you ask, so say downsize and some say upsizing. look at develop this month they say their expanding by 25% i think i read. we got alot of ex-codies here and they too have mixed opinions and they’ve got alot of buddies down their still.

  • #30223

    Nifty
    Participant

    One of the founders was a scholar mentor at GDCE last summer, and later did an interview with me for college. They definitely do still work with codemasters, and in fact share some IP rights with them.

    I believe they try to work with 3 to 4 different publishers at any one time, so perhaps their current projects are away from codemasters, but I reckon they’ll be back

  • #30227

    Ronny
    Participant

    Good read. Thanks, Peter.

    Does anyone know anything at all about their Tru Sim division? I’m interested to learn more about it…

    http://www.blitzgames.com/trusim/index.htm

  • #30230

    peter_b
    Participant

    dunno ronny i didnt know they had a tru-sim division, only knew about the volatile games. im going to be at the next igda chapter meeting in leamington on april 6th (its focus is on ps3 dev), i meet andrew oliver at it last time ill ask him if i see him again and report back.

  • #30231

    Nifty
    Participant

    trusim is their serious games division, currently working on a medical project I believe

  • #30233

    omen
    Participant

    As for what omen said thats a mixed bag, depends who you ask, so say downsize and some say upsizing. look at develop this month they say their expanding by 25% i think i read. we got alot of ex-codies here and they too have mixed opinions and they’ve got alot of buddies down their still.[/quote:b635185bbe]

    Down-sizing cos they screwed up several projectrs and laid people off / people left, upsizing because they lots of people left and now they need to fill the gaps???

  • #30256

    Scairp Gorm
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    Blitz, as a company, never had anything published by Codemasters. However, Andrew & Phillip started their careers developing the Dizzy Games for Codemasters, the IP of which is still in joint ownership. This was the only collaberation between the two companies, although there was several attempts at ressurecting Dizzy in recent years.

    TruSim is a pretty interesting development – they have completed one project to my knowledge, to be used for teaching surgical techniques, and had a couple of other projects in pre-dev when i left last summer. It’s pretty good to see games branching out into furhter areas than purely for entertainment i have to say.

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