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Lionhead veterans form new studio Another Place Productions

Lionhead veterans form new studio Another Place Productions

Thu 01 Mar 2012 7:54am GMT / 2:54am EST / 11:54pm PST

Big Blue Box founders joined by senior staff from Fable franchise

The co-founders of Big Blue Box and creators of the Fable franchise have formed a new development studio, Another Place Productions.

Dene and Simon Carter sold Big Blue Box to Lionhead and Microsoft, and led the award-winning Xbox franchise to more than 12 million sales.

The pair left Lionhead last year, and are now joined in the new venture by former Fable art director John McCormack, Lionhead's technical director Guillaume Portes and the studios' executive producer Jeremie Texier.

The team said it intends to "create high-quality, meaningful experiences that will inspire audiences worldwide" and it focusing on digital formats - PSN, XBLA, Steam and mobile.


Bruce Everiss
Marketing Consultant

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There is a huge amount of this going on. People are leaving the big team boxed game studios that are in decline to set up small team digital studios to serve an industry that is booming.

The TIGA publication "Liberating the Developer" is essential reading for anyone contemplating making the move.

Posted:2 years ago


Stuart Whyte
Chief Publishing Officer

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Congratulations chaps! Very excited to see what comes out of this.

Posted:2 years ago

It could also be that after working on a series for a long, very very long while the freedom to express can be desired...Perhaps its high time Lionhead made something new non Fable related to be refreshing, quirky, british and inspiring

Posted:2 years ago


Simon Carter
Technical Director

2 0 0.0
Thanks Stuart! Just wanted to add that our new website is [link url=!][/link]

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Simon Carter on 1st March 2012 11:07am

Posted:2 years ago

psss Simon. you added ! to the link, so folks will go erronously to a blank webpage!

Posted:2 years ago


Simon Carter
Technical Director

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Posted:2 years ago


Ben Board
Developer Account Manager

16 24 1.5
Good luck, boys - exciting times. Hey, ever heard of Kickstarter? ;)

Posted:2 years ago


Andreas Gschwari
Senior Games Designer

558 607 1.1
Best of luck - sounds like an exciting new venture! Very curious to find out what you will be working on!

Posted:2 years ago


Adam Clixby
Technical director & co-founder

5 1 0.2
Fantastic! I can't wait to see what you get up to.

Posted:2 years ago


Jamie Read
Junior 3D Artist

127 64 0.5
Good luck, looking forward to seeing what the team produces.

Posted:2 years ago


Daniel Gray

1 0 0.0
Congratulations guys, really really excited to see what you guys come up with.

Posted:2 years ago


Stephen Morris
Technical Director & CEO

1 0 0.0
Congrats guys, its always nice to be your own boss but get ready to spend lots of nights up worrying about your 'baby' ;)

Posted:2 years ago


David Amor

25 22 0.9
Magic Carpet? Dungeon Keeper? Fable? More please! Good luck guys.

Posted:2 years ago


Ian Yarwood-Lovett
Art Director

2 0 0.0

Posted:2 years ago


Dave Cullinane
Account Director

4 0 0.0
Its all good for the UK Industry! :)

Posted:2 years ago


Gareth Lewis

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Good luck fellas!

Posted:2 years ago


Mark Healey
Creative Director

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About time! Wishing you guys the best of luck - not that I think you'll need it.

Posted:2 years ago


Russell Watson
Senior Designer

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Solid team there!

Posted:2 years ago


Kingman Cheng
Illustrator and Animator

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Congrats and good luck!

Posted:2 years ago


Bruce Everiss
Marketing Consultant

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If they are going to self publish they need to plug in some marketing horsepower.

Posted:2 years ago


Shintaro Kanaoya
Business Director

1 0 0.0
Congrats chaps, wishing you all the best!

Posted:2 years ago


Matthew Martin
Associate Producer

4 0 0.0
Exciting news. Good luck with your new venture. I hope it gives you the creative freedom you flourish in. Looking forward to what you come up with next.

Posted:2 years ago


John Cook
Senior Partner

27 12 0.4
@ Mark - everyone needs it :-)

Posted:2 years ago


Stephen Goss
Director of Design

3 0 0.0
Glad to hear there's more startups - looking forward to your new creations!

Posted:2 years ago


Mark Knight
Lead Sound Designer

2 0 0.0
All the best of luck guys, never really got to know you back in the Bullfrog days (except from the Scottish one, grin) - but its always excited to see what the talent from back then come up with.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Mark Knight on 1st March 2012 6:12pm

Posted:2 years ago


Tony Cox
Director of Development

6 0 0.0
Good luck, guys!

Posted:2 years ago


Daniel Dobson
Senior Programmer

4 1 0.3
Best of luck - Digital is the way to go :)

Posted:2 years ago


Marcus Lynn
Technical director

1 0 0.0
The place seems empty without you...

Good Luck fellas and hope to catch you pubbing around Guildford... :^)

Posted:2 years ago

All the best guys, let the creative spirit flow!

Posted:2 years ago


Wayne Imlach

1 0 0.0
Ah, and so the cycle begins again! Bigger, Bluer Box? Good luck with everything guys!

Posted:2 years ago


Posted:2 years ago


Martin Rasmussen
Scandinavian Sales Specialist

1 0 0.0
That is really exciting news, good luck to you all, and let those creative juices flow.

Posted:2 years ago


Adam Keating
Account Director

1 0 0.0
I cannot wait to experience the next world you guys produce! all the best.

Posted:2 years ago


Zy Nicholson

1 0 0.0
Wait a minute -- this thread is turning into a love-in for some familiar old faces. And I mean *old*.

Hello chaps. Rather than bid you good luck, I wish you all the hyperoxygenated excitement and gut-evacuating terror of doing it all over again. History says that whenever you've made an exit from one tired project, it's always been a creative bonanza for the next.

Posted:2 years ago


James Ingrams

215 85 0.4
The hardcore PC & console game is dead. Thank God for DOSBox!

Posted:2 years ago


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