10th July 2007. Leamington Spa, UK. Blitz Games, one of the UK's leading and longest-established studios today announced that its headcount has reached 200 for the first time.
David Todd and Ross Gowing joined Blitz today, both bolstering the growing QA department, while Mike Bithell joined the company's leading pitch and business development team as a Junior Designer. A further dozen new starters are lined up to start in the next two months.
The recruitment drive continues, due to the studio's diversification and the signing of its biggest ever project for PS3/Xbox 360, and covers all divisions - serious games (TruSim), mature titles (Volatile Games), digital download&advergames (Blitz Arcade); and family-friendly, licensed games (Blitz Games).
Blitz Games has enjoyed a very successful year, particularly in North America, where its Burger King/Xbox 360, SpongeBob Squarepants, Bratz and Karaoke Revolution: American Idol games have been critical and commercial successes.
Geraldine Randle, HR Manager of Blitz Games said, "Our continued growth is necessary due to the growing demand for our skills. We've got a raft of exciting projects under way on current and next generation consoles for some of the best publishers in the industry. 2007 will be another eventful and exciting year for all the divisions at Blitz."
Philip Oliver, CEO of Blitz Games added, "We strive to provide the best possible working environment for our staff., offering great conditions, an exciting range of titles to work on and a host of free on-site training opportunities. Our staff turnover is one of the lowest in the industry and we have many people who have been with us for 10 years or more. We realise that our staff are a key asset and take pride in looking after them so to reach this milestone is fantastic."
The ambitious studio still has vacancies across all disciplines and at all levels. Further details can be found on their website: www.BlitzGames.com.
Blitz Games was recently awarded with 'Special Achievement' award in the Warwickshire Employer of Choice Awards, is has been nominated for two Develop Industry Excellence Awards.
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About Blitz Games
Blitz Games is based in Leamington Spa and was founded in 1990 by twin brothers Andrew and Philip Oliver and now boasts over 200 staff. The Olivers are responsible for developing over 100 games since the early 1980s and their company has three new titles planned for release in the next year. Now boasting five separate divions (Blitz, Volatile, TruSim, Blitz Arcade and the Virtual Experience Company) the company also continues its huge long-term investment into BlitzWare, its in-house technology, which provides one of the best game development environments of any independent developer. www.BlitzGames.com.