A team of ex-Bizarre Creations developers have holed up in Northwest England to form a new studio that's already in talks with publishers. The newly-formed Lucid Games is packed with veteran designers who've worked on the likes of Project Gotham, Blur and Blood Stone; and we're delighted that they've decided to keep it British rather than splitting up to join some of the big multinationals. Good effort, lads.
Peter Wallace, a former Bizarre Creations Senior Manager, describes Lucid Games as "a studio which encourages open communication with its partners, customers and other developers," and confirms that the studio is already engaged in discussions with several publishers about some key titles. Apparently the focus will be on simplicity, accessibility and good-old-fashioned fun- which is absolutely fine by us.
With the great history of Bizarre behind us, we are proud to be part of Lucid and are committed to the UK game development community.
More to the point, they're also hiring. Ex-Bizarre staffers will provide a solid foundation, but the new studio is also looking for fresh new talent who can deliver games with "positive attitude."
We are committed to hiring character, hiring talent and training skill. It's not about qualifications or years in the industry, we are looking for creatives with a positive attitude and plenty of aptitude.
Naturally we'll keep a close eye on this new British studio and let you know what they're working on as soon as we hear anything. We'll also keep you updated on Gareth Wilson over at Sumo Digital... and it'll be interesting to see if there'll be a clash of racing games down the line.