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Bizarre founder admits Activision unease

The founder of abandoned studio Bizarre Creations has broken silence on the swift collapse of the longstanding Liverpool stronghold. Martyn Chudley, who established Bizarre in 1995, that the studio’s culture had been tainted after publishing empire Activision acquired the group in 2007. We were always proudly independent," he told Edge …

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Former Bizarre devs form Hogrocket

Former Bizarre Creations staff have this morning announced their founding of a new indie game developer called Hogrocket. Based in the north-west, Hogrocket is set to work on developing games for multiple platforms, and currently has one unnamed project underway. The studio has been established by Ben Ward, Pete Collier …

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VIDEO: Farewell Bizarre Creations

Liverpool studio Bizarre Creations will close today. To mark the occasion, one individual at the company has assembled a farewell video, featuring some of the group’s most notable games. The video can be found below. Develop has written an obituary on the studio, here. Story originally published on Develop

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Goodbye Bizarre Creations

On Friday, February 18th, Bizarre Creations’ Liverpool studio will turn off the lights, lock the windows and close its doors for the final time. The group made around twenty games over 15 years, growing to around 200 staff at the peak of its success. The studio officially formed in 1994 …

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‘Multiple parties’ considering Bizarre buyout

Staff at renowned Liverpool studio Bizarre Creations have spoken of a twenty-four-hour emotional rollercoaster as it has emerged that several companies have shown interest in buying the Blur developer. Last night Activision put Bizarre Creations up for sale – in a move that put the job security of 200 developers …

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Layoffs at LucasArts and Budcat

It was by all accounts a Black Tuesday for games development yesterday as job cuts were confirmed at two studios and one of the industry’s most respected developers faced up to a very uncertain future. Though the numbers are yet to be reported, LucasArts has confirmed a minor adjustment in …

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Bizarre Creations in the balance

In news that continues to emerge tonight, it appears as if Activision is to close the doors of UK developer Bizarre Creations. Around 200 jobs could be lost in the process. Bizarre is best known for creating Microsoft’s successful Project Gotham Racing series, though its gaming heritage began far earlier; …

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Bizarre sticks up for Activision

Having had to deal with almost relentless criticism in the wake of the ongoing Infinity Ward scandal, publisher Activision will no doubt have been warmed by recent comments from Blur developer and owned studio Bizarre Creations. Speaking to CVG, Blur’s co-lead designer Gareth Wilson stated: You hear a lot of …

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Bizarre backs Twitter as future of marketing

Leading UK development studio Bizarre Creations believes that rapidly growing social network sites could trigger a new world order in video game marketing. Boss Ben Ward told MCV that the likes of Twitter and Facebook arms publishers with a powerful and viral means to communicate their products – adding that …

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Bizarre: Blur will reinvent racers

Developer Bizarre Creations expects Blur to revitalise the struggling racing genre, the firm has told MCV. The new IP mixes arcade gameplay, vehicle combat and real world cars in a bid to be more accessible to new players. And the studio’s claim follows similar assertions from Activision Publishing’s CEO Mike …

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