Bizarre Creations

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Established: 1988
Closed: Feb 2011

A games developer based in the north west of England, Bizarre Creations was founded in 1988 by Martyn Chudley. Developing titles initially for the 8- and 16-bit computer market, including 'The Killing Game Show' for the Amiga, Atari ST and Sega Megadrive, the company's first PlayStation title was 'Formula 1'. This became a best selling game in Europe in 1996 that, together with its sequel, 'Formula 1 97', sold over 4 million units. The company went on to produce 'Fur Fighters', a cartoon action game for Dreamcast, PlayStation 2 and PC.

A significant point in the company's future was realised with the release of 'Metropolis Street Racer' (MSR). A unique racing game for the Sega Dreamcast, the game became the template for the original Xbox's "must have" racing title, 'Project Gotham Racing' (PGR). Going on the spawning a whole ream of sequels, MSR's key features - racing around carefully recreated cities pulling of slides and drifts to earn "kudos" points - are still a prominent feature in the latest Project Gotham releases.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Bizarre Creations's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1990 title, "Killing Game Show, The" (Amiga).

The company has been involved titles released on the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, Xbox, GBA, PlayStation, Dreamcast, Sega Megadrive, Amiga and ST. Of these, "Project Gotham Racing 2" (Xbox), "Project Gotham Racing" (Xbox), "Project Gotham Racing 4" (Xbox 360), "Project Gotham Racing 3" (Xbox 360), "Metropolis Street Racer" (Dreamcast) has been a best selling title.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2010 release "James Bond 007: Blood Stone" (Xbox 360).

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