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Bizarre Creations dev founds Totem Games

By Rachel Weber

Fri 08 Jul 2011 11:59am GMT / 7:59am EDT / 4:59am PDT

Matt Cavanagh announces new independent studio

Bizarre Creations

Bizarre Creations is a medium sized video game developer based in Liverpool, England.


Blur lead designer and former Bizarre Creations employee Matt Cavanagh has formed a new independent studio, Totem Games.

"Formed by ex Bizarre Creations Matt Cavanagh, Totem Games is joining all the shiny new indie games companies in their mission to make the world a happier place," stated the studio’s official Twitter page.

Little has been revealed about the new start up, but so far it seems to be a solo project, with the company registered only to Cavanagh.

Cavanagh was made redundant after the closure of Bizarre Creations in February. Since then there has been a number of studios formed by ex-Bizarre employees, including Hogrocket and Lucid Games.

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Best of luck guys! Good to see a British developer get back on its feet.

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Alex Wright-Manning Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, Datascope

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Congrats Matt. Nice to see the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and kicking here in the UK. I wish you all the best.

Can't wait to see what gems come out of all of these new ventures. The revolution starts here!!

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Congrats and good luck!

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Dave Cullinane Account Director, RealtimeUK

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Good to hear the North-West is recovering after a run of bad news! :0)

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The great thing to come out of all of these are the new blood of new game studios and IPS. Love to see what fruits they bear in the next 5 years

Posted:5 years ago


Caspar Gray Developer Representation, The Arsenal Agency

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There's already a Russian developer called Totem Games -

Posted:5 years ago


Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D

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What Caspar said.

All the best though, Matt - well done on getting started.

Posted:5 years ago


Paul Ripley Founder, Phasic Labs Ltd.

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Great stuff - the Northwest is rapidly becoming an Indie hub :

Posted:5 years ago


Simon Tomlinson Programmer

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Good luck from not so sunny Cheshire. Good to see the NW isn't finished yet!

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Simon Tomlinson on 8th July 2011 5:05pm

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Feargus Carroll Producer

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Hey Matt!
Props to you and all the best!

Posted:5 years ago

Hey Matt!
Nicely done. Let us all know how it goes.

Best of luck.

Posted:5 years ago


Alexey Menshikov Founder and CEO, Beatshapers

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Alan Mealor Lead Artist, Lucid Games

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All the best Matt!

Posted:5 years ago


Neil Thompson Director of Art & Animation, EA BioWare

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Go for it Matt, all the best mate.

Posted:5 years ago


Gareth Wilson Design Director, SUMO Digital

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Good luck buddy :-)

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Good luck!

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Nadia Sydorenko PR & Community manager, Tatem Games

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All the best Matt and hope for no names confusion

Posted:5 years ago


Toby Rodriguez Cinematic Scripter, Eidos

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Good luck Matt :)

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