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Ex-Relentless devs form another new studio

By Alec Meer

Tue 08 Mar 2011 12:06pm GMT / 7:06am EST / 4:06am PST

Terry Lee's Phoenix Interactive working on mobile and social titles

Former Relentless Software staff have formed a second new studio, in the wake of last month's startup Full Moon.

Following redundancy from Brighton developer Relentless, Terry Lee formed indie outfit Phoenix Interactive on February 28, and intends to work on social and mobile titles.

Currently, Phoenix has a project code-named Fluffy Pink Drain in the works, and partially owns the IP for Sprog, a game created by Fishbowl Interactive for the most recent Dare to be Digital contest.

Lee told that "The aim is to keep development teams down to a small agile size with minimal overheads. This is the way to success if you want to produce games for mobile platforms.

"It's all well and good large studios turning their hand to mobile development, but with all of the staff costs and overheads attached products have to be a sure 'hit' otherwise a large amount of money is lost. With the mobile market being as fluid as it is there is no sure way to guarantee a new IP will sell."

The founder also echoed claims by Full Moon head Kalvin Lyles that he appreciated "the support given by Relentless in a hard time for a lot of staff.

"In fact the reason that I have taken this step in my career is due to the guidance and resources provided by Relentless."

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Phil Elliott Project Lead, Collective; Head of Community (London), Square Enix

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Best of luck, to both teams.

Posted:5 years ago


Ross Colgan Experienced Artist, Codemasters

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Good luck Terry :)

Posted:5 years ago


Giles Armstrong Junior Game Designer, Relentless Software

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Nice one Terry!

Posted:5 years ago


Mark Bridges Human

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Good Luck to both new studios. :o)

Posted:5 years ago


adam parsons Project Management Director, Rare Ltd.

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Great news, I'm sure the guys will do well, wishing you every success!

Posted:5 years ago


Dave Mitchell Founder, Two Tails

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Good luck goes out to both new studios!

Posted:5 years ago


Alex Wright-Manning Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, Datascope

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Good luck to all concerned. It's great to see that British enterprise is still alive and kicking, despite the difficulties that the industry has faced this year alone. More indies can only be good for innovation in a market that's increasingly reliant on sequels and established IP. Great name too!

Posted:5 years ago


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