Thursday, 1 April 2010

Blitz Games Studios Celebrates 20 Years

Blitz Games Studios is celebrating 20 years since it was formed (as Interactive Studios) in 1990. From humble beginnings creating the Dizzy franchise in the mid 80s, the Oliver Twins have transformed Blitz into one of the most stable and respected independent development studios in the world.

Blitz is now poised to jump into the next 20 years of success with the signing of a major new title for 2011 just a few weeks before its biggest ever game release - Dead to Rights: Retribution.

Blitz today is well known for its family games (Blitz Games) including the SpongeBob, Karaoke Revolution and The Biggest Loser franchises. Its other divisions encompass mature AAA titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim) and internal training and external development of the next generation of game developers (Blitz Academy).

A slew of new indie-developed titles through the Studios’ Blitz 1UP label (within the Blitz Arcade short-session division) will also be released throughout 2010. The Studio’s devotion to technological innovation means its licensable middleware engine, BlitzTech is on the cutting edge of new console capabilities and has provided the bedrock for the company’s wide range of games, including titles released across all console generations and the world’s first Stereoscopic 3D console title – Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao.

Blitz and particularly CEO and co-founder Dr Philip Oliver (a founder member and director of TIGA) have also been integral to recent government lobbying for the long-term benefit of the UK games development industry, resulting in the recent tax break announcement.

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