Blitz Games Studios shuts down
Posted by Team Yolkfolk | 13 Sep 2013 15:49

We are saddened to hear that the Oliver Twins' Company, Blitz Games Studios has closed after 23 years of trading. 


From BBC News: 

Blitz Games Studios, a major video games maker based in Leamington Spa, has shut down.

The firm had been creating games for 23 years, and employed 175 people - 50 of whom will be kept on to work on current unfinished projects.

Company co-founder Philip Oliver said the business was unsustainable and had been struggling for several years.

"Nobody is angry," he told the BBC, "everybody's just very sad. We have tried everything."

Blitz is known for many popular titles, including high profile tie-ins such as Shrek, Spongebob Squarepants and Mickey Mouse.

The company was set up in 1990 by twins Philip and Andrew Oliver. The pair also worked closely, mostly during the 1980s, with games publisher Codemasters.

- Read more of the article on the BBC News site 

- The Official Statement from Blitz Games Studios 
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