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Lightning Fish expansion

Banbury-based developer moves into swankier premises.

Lightning Fish Games the video games developer that specialise in family-oriented titles based on motion tracking technology are pleased to announce their recent move to larger and more modern offices in Beaumont House, Beaumont Road in Banbury. The move will allow Lightning Fish to grow not only its number of staff and number of teams, but also expand the range of titles that it is developing.

The new studio premises are on the 4th floor with inspirational views of the surrounding countryside. The facilities have been designed with the creative needs of the teams which are working on cutting-edge motion tracking technology for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Lightning Fish have elected to remain in the Banbury area within rural Oxfordshire as to date it has proven to be a successful location in attracting team members across a wide range of ages and skill sets.

“We have found that Banbury has a wide appeal to our staff as it is not only set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, but it is also easily accessible from London, Birmingham or Oxford. We are looking for individuals that wish to further their career in the exciting areas of motion tracking and image analysis. We are adding two new teams to the existing team, so we can expand into new genres where we want to set new standards of creativity, quality and excellence. If you are looking for a new challenge then this is a great time to join our ambitious young company.” commented Simon Prytherch.

The new Lightning Fish Offices are situated at:

4th Floor

Beaumont House

Beaumont Road


OX16 1RH

New Tel: 01295 279149

Fax number: 01295 279149

About Lightning Fish

Lightning Fish are a video games developer specialising in family-oriented titles based on motion tracking technology for Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Windows and smart phones.

Lightning Fish was founded by industry veterans Simon Prytherch, Mike Montgomery and David Hunt in June 2008 and they are based in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. The senior management team are all leaders in their fields and have previously released over a 130 games selling tens of million of units.

In September 2009 Lightning Fish released their first title, a fitness product for Wii called “NewU Fitness First Personal Trainer”. This was published by Ubisoft in the UK and most of Europe and was released as “My Fitness Coach 2” in the USA in January 2010. Their second title, “NewU Fitness First Mind Body” is to be released in April 2010 and is a yoga and Pilates based product for Wii. They are now working on multi-platform titles for all the major consoles and are expanding into other genres.

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