Founded by industry veteran David Jones, creator of Lemming’s, Grand Theft Auto 1&2 and Crackdown, Realtime Worlds’ latest project takes the universal theme of Criminals and Enforcement and brings it to a persistent, open world multiplayer setting in a modern, crime-ridden city.
APB is a new breed of online game. Set in a persistent living, breathing open-world urban environment where fame and fortune awaits all players. Some players will achieve this by feeding on the city, its people and its businesses…the Criminals. Some will live by a higher code and instead feed on the criminals and their organizations…the Enforcers. This dynamic where players become the core content for other players is one of the many unique features of APB. Its deep, rich customization system provides players with the ability to completely personalize their identity. Looks, clothing, vehicles and even music, all to astonishing detail and quality.
Realtime Worlds plans are set for it to continue to grow to considerably more than 300 by early 2010 when it will have launched its next title, APB, and as such currently has over 40 vacancies.
To accommodate the increased talent pool, the company has recently just taken on an additional 8,000 sqft of offices to provide high quality working space to compliment the current 26,000 sqft premises.
Realtime Worlds’ CEO, Gary Dale, commented “The calibre and potential of games we are creating requires staff of the highest calibre and we’re proud to have found 250 immensely talented and creative individuals so far, and look forward to finding more like-minded people to join the family.”
“We’re coming off the back of a very successful E3, with APB winning countless plaudits, which increases the level of excitement over the coming months as we ramp up to launch.”
Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of Tiga, the national trade association for game developers, added: "Realtime Worlds' expansion is a testament to the company's inherent strengths: creativity, drive and professionalism. The company's exciting growth is also emblematic of the potential of the UK video games sector. At a time of rising unemployment, Realtime World's recruitment drive demonstrates the capacity of the video games sector to help lead the UK economy out of recession."
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