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Flashclub acquisition

Flash development studio bagged by Dutch MMO outfit Virtual Fairground.

November 13, 2008

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Virtual worlds and MMO games production company Virtual Fairground ( today announced it has acquired all assets and personnel of esteemed Flash development studio Flashclub ( The company has been renamed to BigWheel Studio ( and will serve as Virtual Fairgrounds main development outfit.

Flashclub had been in existence as an independent studio for 8 years and has created numerous high-profile online projects for clients such as Heineken, ING, ABN AMRO and LBi Lost Boys. The BigWheel employees will work on both Virtual Fairgrounds game projects as well as continue working for existing external clients. Tim Hudson, founder of Flashclub, has assumed the role of technical director at Virtual Fairground. William Richards has become managing director at BigWheel Studio.

"We are delighted to welcome the talented team of BigWheel within Virtual Fairground," says Ilja Goossens, co-founder and director of Virtual Fairground. “We are growing at an intense pace. Our browser-based MMO games are pushing technologies like Flash to its limit, so we are always on the lookout for the most talented online developers.

In the last couple of years Tim Hudson put together some of the best Flash creators in the region and this team will help Virtual Fairground to further excel.”

“The people behind Flashclub and now BigWheel are motivated by working on cutting-edge projects and products”, says Tim Hudson. “When Virtual Fairground approached me and showed me some of the things they were working on, bringing the team under the wings of Virtual Fairground was a logical step. This deal allows us to focus completely on high-end coding and online projects.”

About Virtual Fairground

Virtual Fairground produces online, browser-based virtual worlds and massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. We handle all aspects of production. From licensing, funding and development to publishing and commercialization. We focus on mass market audiences in international, Western world markets. Virtual Fairground is managed and advised by a great team of people with over 25 years of shared experience in the international, interactive entertainment industry.

For more information:

Virtual Fairground

Rietlandpark 123-125

1019DT Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Communication & Marketing :

Person : Maarten Brands

Phone: +31 (0) 207702703

Email: maarten(at)



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