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External Development Division

by Thomas on March 19, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PST

Rage, one of the UK's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announces that it has set up a new internal development division to manage Rage’s growing catalogue of externally developed projects. The new division will also seek out further titles across all major formats for Rage to publish internationally.

RAGE FORMS EXTERNAL DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

Feargus Carroll, formerly studio manager at Rage’s Sheffield studio, will head up the new division and report directly to Colin Bell, Group Development Director at Rage.

Prior to joining Rage, Carroll formerly held senior development roles at Infogrames (UK) and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Carroll also headed up the 50 strong internal QA department at SCEE Liverpool for a period and has a total of nine years industry experience.

Joining Carroll as external producers are Richard Biltcliffe, formerly external producer at SCEE Liverpool and director of content at mobile gaming company Wanova, and Col Rodgers, formerly head of game development at Jester Interactive, lead AGB programmer at Virtucraft and lead artist at Software Creations.

Biltcliffe has managed numerous projects across all gaming formats over the last several years and has worked within the external development community for the past eleven years, whilst Rodgers has experience in programming, art and project management and has worked on seventeen games on various formats over the past six and a half years.

The new division has a combined total of almost thirty years of game development experience and all have worked across all aspects of the video game production process.

“This new division will be a tremendous asset to Rage as we continue to expand our product portfolio,” commented Colin Bell, Group Development Director of Rage. “I believe that Feargus and his team will give a significant contribution to the future prosperity of Rage as both a developer and publisher.”

For further information, please contact:-

Rage Software plc
Glen O’Connell, Communications Director
+44 (0) 151 237 2200
Glen.Oconnell@rage.com

Nick Clarkson, PR Manager
Nick.Clarkson@rage.com

Feargus Carroll, Head of 3rd Party Development
Feargus.Carroll@rage.com

About Rage:
Rage Software plc, based in Liverpool, UK and established in 1992, is a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software. The company has a large number of the UK's finest games developers across its design studios and has produced a number of hit titles including Striker, Incoming, Jonah Lomu Rugby and Hostile Waters. Rage has the exclusive worldwide rights to produce a series of officially licensed games featuring the Manchester United and England soccer star, David Beckham, the MGM Rocky movie anthology featuring Sylvester Stallone, world champion Aggressive Inline skaters Cesar Mora, Fabiola da Silva and Jon Julio and former SAS soldier and best selling author, Andy McNab. Rage has relationships with Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Nokia, Orange and BSkyB and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE: RGE).
http://www.rage.com

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