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Former Bizarre Devs Establish Hogrocket

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Felix Kemp
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Bizarre Creations, Games news, Hogrocket

Former Bizarre Devs Establish Hogrocket

A number of former Bizarre Creations developers, including the creator of Geometry Wars, Stephen Cakebread, have palled up and formed a new studio together, titled Hogrocket. And they're already hard at work on their first game, with an eye towards developing for iPhone, iPads, PCs and Macs.

Along with the wonderfully named Cakebread, Hogrocket was founded by Peter Collier, the senior level designer for Bizarre's less than successful shooters, The Club and Bloodstone; and Ben Ward, whose former position at Bizarre was community manager. A self-titled 'micro studio', they're looking towards the more profitable mobile and presumably browser-based markets, as opposed to their original big-budget endeavors.

Hogrocket is the second studio established by former Bizarre devs since their closure in January. Lucid Games, founded by Bizarre's former senior manager, was announced last month. They're hiring if you're interested. It's nice to see them all landing on their feet, as despite a few missteps Bizarre was a terrific and talented studio with a very capable team behind the wheel. [Eurogamer]

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