For Immediate Release:
DUNDEE, Scotland – July 31, 2008 – Realtime Worlds, a leading independent video game developer, continued their Develop 2007 award success of five nominations and two awards, by beating off stiff competition to win the acclaimed Business Development category at the 2008 Develop Industry Excellence Awards in Brighton last night.
CEO and Creative Director David Jones said of the result “We’re delighted to receive such an accolade. We’ve accomplished an incredible amount in the last 12 months but it’s often easy to overlook ‘business development’ success before the results are apparent.”
About Realtime Worlds
Founded in 2002 by CEO and Creative Director David Jones alongside gaming industry veterans Ian Hetherington and Tony Harman, Realtime Worlds is one of the largest and most successful independent game developers in the world. With an exceptionally talented staff of more than 200, its experienced teams have a tremendous history of creating some of the world's bestselling video games, including the global hit franchises 'Lemmings' and 'Grand Theft Auto'. In 2006, Realtime Worlds received a US$31 million investment commitment from New Enterprise Associates, one of the world's leading venture capital firms. This investment enabled Realtime Worlds to develop new and innovative videogame franchises and recruit top game development talent from around the world.
In an exclusive partnership with Microsoft Game Studios, Realtime Worlds launched its first title, Crackdown, on Xbox 360 in early 2007. The debut game broke records for demo downloads, sold approximately 1.4 million copies, and won multiple awards including prestigious BAFTA and Develop Industry Excellence awards.
In April 2008 Realtime Worlds announced that it has raised US$50 million in Series B funding. The renowned investment firm Maverick Capital led the new investment round with existing investor New Enterprise Associates and WPP, a world leader in marketing communications services.
Realtime Worlds is currently working on All Points Bulletin ( www.apb.com), a massively multiplayer online game in the urban action genre.
For more information on Realtime Worlds, visit www.realtimeworlds.com.