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Bizarre Creations dev founds Totem Games

Matt Cavanagh announces new independent studio

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, Datascope5 years ago
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, RealtimeUK5 years ago
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
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Caspar Gray Developer Representation, The Arsenal Agency5 years ago
There's already a Russian developer called Totem Games - http://www.totemgames.ru/
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Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D5 years ago
What Caspar said.

All the best though, Matt - well done on getting started.
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Paul Ripley Founder, Phasic Labs Ltd.5 years ago
Great stuff - the Northwest is rapidly becoming an Indie hub :

http://www.nwindies.org.uk/Indies
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Simon Tomlinson Programmer 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
Hey Matt!
Props to you and all the best!
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Hey Matt!
Nicely done. Let us all know how it goes.

Best of luck.
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Alexey Menshikov Founder and CEO, Beatshapers5 years ago
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Alan Mealor Lead Artist, Lucid Games5 years ago
All the best Matt!
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Neil Thompson Director of Art & Animation, EA BioWare5 years ago
Go for it Matt, all the best mate.
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Gareth Wilson Design Director, SUMO Digital5 years ago
Good luck buddy :-)
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Jason Stewart Associate Producer, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe5 years ago
Good luck!
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Nadia Sydorenko PR & Community manager, Tatem Games5 years ago
All the best Matt and hope for no names confusion
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Toby Rodriguez Cinematic Scripter, Eidos5 years ago
Good luck Matt :)
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