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HogRocket Formed By Ex-Bizzare Creations Developers

by Rainier on March 23, 2011 @ 8:23 p.m. PDT

A group of experienced British game developers have  announced the formation of a new independent game development studio by three former senior members of Bizarre Creations.

Hogrocket was founded in March 2011 and will concentrate on providing extremely high-quality games on mobile, social and connected platforms.

The three founding members of Hogrocket are:

  1. Stephen Cakebread, Technical Director: The creator of the multi-million unit selling Geometry Wars franchise, Stephen has worked on 13 renowned games titles over his 10 years of industry experience. Stephen is the core component of Hogrocket's technical endeavours, but also plays a huge role in shaping game design too.
  2. Peter Collier, Creative Director: An experienced Senior Level Design in the console industry, Peter will broaden his scope at Hogrocket to manage general game design, as well as art and product management. Peter was recently included in the 2010 Develop "30 Under 30", a list which outlines young industry talent to watch in the future.
  3. Ben Ward, Managing Director: Responsible for a broad range of areas such as web design, community management and statistical analysis, as well as game code and art, Ben has years of varied industry experience. This will allow him to head up the company in developing new techniques and practices for an agile, online-only business.

Backing up the core team is an array of experienced industry professionals, consisting of games industry veterans, business professionals and a BAFTA-winning animation team. Hogrocket intends to grow at a sustainable pace, with sensible investment over several years.

Hogrocket is currently building its first game, which is unannounced at present.

Peter Collier, Creative Director of Hogrocket, said: "It's a massively exciting time to try something new, given the huge change that is currently being experienced across our entire industry".

"Hogrocket will be an inclusive company, with a strong online presence and open attitude towards our games and our culture. As a team we are looking forward to including you in our journey, and we'd be honoured if you'd follow us through whichever is your preferred social network." added Ben Ward, Managing Director of the studio.

Stephen Cakebread, Technical Director, said: "We've started work on our first game, and we hope to have some news to share about it very soon. It's really exciting to be working for ourselves as an indie developer!"

Hogrocket are currently hard at work on their first game, details of which will be released over the coming weeks. If you'd like to get in touch with the team, please e-mail or get in touch over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Tumblr.

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