19th October 2006. Leamington Spa, Warks, UK. Blitz Games, one of the Europe's leading independent game developers, today announced the formation of a new division - Blitz Arcade - for the creation of games for digital download on next-generation consoles.
Blitz Arcade will sell original titles, created in-house, directly to consumers and complements the existing three divisions of Blitz Games (family titles); Volatile Games (mature rated titles) and TruSim (serious games). The new division combines the heritage of company in creating highly playable titles with their well recognised in-house next generation middleware and tools.
Philip Oliver, co-founder and CEO of Blitz Games commented, "We have always striven to provide a stable base as well as a wide variety of creative challenges for our staff and by launching Blitz Arcade we can continue to do both these things."
Blitz Arcade launched on November 19th with the release of three Xbox 360 titles produced exclusively for Burger King in the US.
CTO Andrew Oliver commented, "We have a long track record of creating great gaming experiences for a variety of gamers and that, combined with the rise in casual gaming and new digital distribution methods, means that we are ideally placed to enter this arena."
The highly regarded studio is the only European independent developer to have a title - SpongeBob Squarepants (THQ) - released at the launch of Nintendo's forthcoming Wii console.
For information on employment opportunities visit: www.BlitzGames.com and www.VolatileGames.com
For further information please contact: Alison Beasley, Lincoln Beasley PR
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About Blitz Games
Volatile Games is a division of Blitz Games focused on developing games with mature content. www.VolatileGames.com
Blitz Games is based in Leamington Spa and was founded in 1990 by twin brothers Andrew and Philip Oliver and now boasts over 180 staff. The Olivers are responsible for developing over 100 games since the early 1980s and their company has three new titles planned for release in the next year, including Reservoir Dogs on the Volatile Games label (Eidos) and SpongeBob Squarepants (THQ) for Nintendo's Wii.The company continues its huge long-term investment into BlitzWare, its in-house technology, which provides one of the best game development environments of any independent developer. www.BlitzGames.com.