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Mobile developer Hogrocket closed

Mobile developer Hogrocket closed

Fri 23 Nov 2012 1:44pm GMT / 8:44am EST / 5:44am PST
MobileDevelopment

Tiny Invaders team on "indefinite hiatus"

Mobile game developer Hogrocket is no more, with the founding members having moved on to new roles with other companies.

The team came together following the closure of Activision's Bizarre Creations and released the well-received iPhone game Tiny Invaders.

"Unfortunately Hogrocket is on indefinite hiatus and the three of us have all moved onto new things," confirmed Peter Collier to GamesIndustry International today.

"This was due to a combination of factors, ranging from geographical to financial. It's sad but the three of us all learned a lot."

Collier is now working with Cheshire studio Playdemic.

3 Comments

Matthew Bennett 3D Engine developer, Sitedesk

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This is sad news indeed. I met with Pete Collier in 2011 shortly before they released Tiny Invaders. He had such energy for his games, we can only wish them the best in the future.

Posted:2 years ago

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Bruce Everiss Marketing Consultant

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This is typical of the constructive/destructive turmoil in the game industry just now as it goes through a number of simultaneous revolutions. Studios are being set up and are collapsing at a frenetic pace with people hopping from job to job, learning many new things along the way.

Posted:2 years ago

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robert troughton UK General Manager, Epic Games

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It's sad - but I've heard of similar stories elsewhere that haven't made the mainstream ... lots of small mobile studios forming from the ashes of large AAA development studios - and then finding that the mobile space isn't quite as lucrative as they'd first imagined ...

All the best to the Hogrocket guys - I hope that they can keep their mobile endeavours going as part-time developments at least..

Posted:2 years ago

#3

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