20 MAY 2010 LEAMINGTON SPA, UK Blitz Games Studios announces the election of CEO Philip Oliver and CTO Andrew Oliver as Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
The RSA has been in existence for over 250 years and seeks to recognise good ideas and increase human capability through public discourse and critical debate. It is politically independent and multi-disciplinary, combining cutting edge research and policy development with practical action. The RSA Fellowship is an international community of over 27,000 achievers and influencers. www.theRSA.org
Philip Oliver says: “I’m honoured to have been elected as a Fellow of the RSA. The Society has a long and prestigious history and I look forward to reaching out to the Fellowship Community on a range of issues, including the importance of business engagement with academia.”
Adds Andrew Oliver: “I’m hugely flattered that the games industry is being recognised by the membership of such a significant organisation as providing a contribution to the cultural and business landscape of Britain. I hope to work with other Fellows to continue to push the awareness of the creative and technological boundaries of this exciting business.”
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About Blitz Games Studios:
Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa and was founded by industry veterans Philip and Andrew Oliver. It now has more than 220 staff and its six divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), licensable middleware (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz Arcade) and its education division (Blitz Academy). www.BlitzGamesStudios.com