Out of the sad shut-down of Bizarre Creations, home of the Project Gotham franchise, among other games, comes the formation of a new studio. A couple of former employees at the developer have founded a new studio, currently known as Lucid Games. As part of its creation, the studio is looking to fill 50 positions, and is currently receiving financial support from economics firm Liverpool Vision.
“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.” said Pete Wallace, Lucid’s managing director. “[We hope to] build a studio which encourages open communication with its partners, customers and other developers.”
“It should be stressed that Bizarre was very successful and Activision’s actions were driven by global economics and not by any failure of the creative talent based in Liverpool,” said Liverpool Vision’s industry director Steve Smith. “This world class talent combined with a very credible and experienced management team, we believe offers the best future for a sustainable and viable business within the significant Liverpool gaming sector.”
Mr Wallace added: “Our approach is to create for fun, quality and simplicity – it’s how our games make you feel that matters to us. 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…If you are interested in being a part of something new and feel you can meet or exceed the standards you have seen in our previous games then get in touch.”
Interested professionals can send in their resumes/CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org