16th September 2005, Leamington Spa, UK. Blitz Games, one of Europe's largest independent game development studios, is to establish a new label entitled Volatile Games for titles featuring mature content including its next-generation zombie-fest Possession.
Philip Oliver, CEO and Managing Director of Blitz Games said, 'Having established a strong foothold in the younger end of the market, we're keen to broaden our portfolio and address an older audience too. In forming the new label Volatile, we are able to develop the more mature themed titles, like Possession, whilst maintaining the integrity of the Blitz brand for family oriented games." He continued, "We already have one other major title under development for the Volatile label which we hope to announce towards the end of the year."
Andrew Oliver, co-founder and Development Director of Blitz Games added, 'We currently have 40 staff in the Volatile division with plans for further growth. Our next generation technology and tools are already well underway and in use in two titles for the new label.'
For information on employment opportunities visit: www.VolatileGames.com
For further information please contact: Alison Beasley, Lincoln Beasley PR
About Blitz Games
Volatile Games is a division of Blitz Games focused on Mature Content Games. 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 130 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 Pac-Man World 3 and Bratz: Rock Angelz. Also currently in development is next generation original title Possession. 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.