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Lucid Games, a UK developer formed in the wake of Bizarre Creations' closure in February 2011, announced its new game, 2K Drive. At least, it showed off an announcement trailer for the game, which has been out in the Netherlands for over two months. Published by 2K Games, 2K Drive is a iOS-exclu...

August 16th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Hogrocket, the mobile game development team comprised of former Bizarre Creations staff is on "indefinite hiatus." Hogrocket was one of three studios formed in the wake of Bizarre Creations' closure in February 2011. "This was due to a combination of factors, ranging from geographical to financial....

November 24th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Beyond the game industry's expected annual layoffs and studio closures, 2011 saw a variety of surprisingly high-profile devs shut their doors ... forever. From Geometry Wars/Project Gotham Racing dev house Bizarre Creations in the UK to LA Noire creator Team Bondi in Australia and even Majin and...

December 1st 2011 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Though the studio behind gems like Project Gotham Racing and Geometry Wars may be dissolved, the individuals behind those projects have not dissolved, which is very, very fortunate for them. Rather, a number of ex-Bizarre Creations staffers have moved on to create three independent studios (so fa...

April 11th 2011 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Bizarre Creations community manager-turned-Hogrocket co-founder Ben Ward recently spoke to Eurogamer about the steps that led to his change of employ. The most important query -- what the hell is a Hogrocket? -- goes sadly unanswered. However, Ward explained how his former studio changed with its...

March 30th 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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As you peruse the smoldering remains of Bizarre Creations, you catch the faintest stirring out of the corner of your eye. You turn just in time to see, there, rising from the ashes, it's ... a pig in a spaceship? Okay, so we don't know why Bizarre refugees Ben Ward (studio communications), Peter...

March 23rd 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Some former staff of Bizarre Creations, which was shut down this month by owner Activision, have announced the formation of a new studio called Lucid Games. In an announcement, new managing director Pete Wallace said, "With the great history of Bizarre behind us, we are proud to be part of Lucid...

February 25th 2011 at 9:55am 0 Comments
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Less than a week after we said "goodbye" to Bizarre Creations, the Blur-ry details of what killed the developer are starting to come into focus. Eurogamer has an interview with Gareth Wilson, former design manager at the studio, who has since gone on to take a position at Sumo Digital. Wilson cal...

February 24th 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Bizarre Creations was a UK studio well-known for its street racing games, the first of which was on a Sega console. So if there's anywhere else design manager Gareth Wilson would feel at home, it's at Sumo Digital, the British studio responsible for developing the modern OutRun games and Sonic &...

February 21st 2011 at 2:45pm 0 Comments