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Double Eleven is a British video game developer and video game publisher based in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. It was founded by former Rockstar Games developers, Lee Hutchinson and Matt Shepcar, in June 2009.[1]

Double Eleven
Video game developer
IndustryVideo games
FoundedJune 2009
Headquarters
Middlesbrough
,
United Kingdom
Key people
Lee Hutchinson
Matt Shepcar
Mark South
Kimberly Turner
Number of employees
71
WebsiteDouble Eleven website

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HistoryEdit

In 2010, they began working on an undisclosed title with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, revealed at E3 2011 to be LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation Vita. In 2011, they joined the trade association TIGA.[2] Between 2011 and 2012, Double Eleven were contracted to work exclusively with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.[3] During this time, they opened an additional studio in Leeds, West Yorkshire.[4]

In 2013 they announced that they are working on a remake of Frozen Synapse[5] - originally by Mode 7 Games - for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3, entitled 'Frozen Synapse: Tactics'. After finishing PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate for PS4 and Vita in June 2014, development for FS: Tactics quickly took off and by 5 September 2014 it took on a new name of Frozen Synapse Prime along with a release date of 24 September 2014 for the PlayStation Vita. Two months later it was released on the PlayStation 3 and Windows.

In August 2014, at Gamescom 2014, it was announced that they were working on the next PixelJunk game, Nom Nom Galaxy for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita and Goat Simulator for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Goat Simulator was released in April 2015.

In February 2016, it was announced[6] that Shahid Ahmad, who had headed up PlayStation's strategic content division in the UK for many years, had joined the board of Double Eleven in an advisory capacity. "Shahid's role in elevating independent games as a whole to the mainstream audience is remarkable, so it's a great honor to have his guidance as Double Eleven continues to grow in the games space.” said COO, Mark South.

In 2017, Double Eleven announced they were releasing two new titles, Super Cloudbuilt by Coilworks (PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam) and Songbringer by Wizard Fu Games (PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows 10), which released between July and September. Double Eleven received recognition from GamesIndustry.biz, named one of the 'Best Places To Work 2017'[7]. The company was also featured in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100,[8] placing at number 42 out of 100 with a sales rise of 92.32% over three years[9].

In 2019, Double Eleven announced their acquisition of VooFoo Studios.[10] Based in Birmingham, UK, and developer of Hustle Kings (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita), the official purchase on 1st December 2018 included multiple intellectual properties, including the announced This Is Pool and This is Snooker with Stephen Hendry (coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam) and their proprietary Mantis Engine which recently powered 2016's Mantis Burn Racing. On 20 June 2019, it was announced that Double Eleven had partnered with Paradox Interactive to become the new lead developer of Prison Architect, previously Introversion Software, for Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Double Eleven have previous experience with the game and initially ported and updated the title for all major consoles.

AwardsEdit

Year Institution Award Result
2012 Gamescom Awards Best Mobile Game (for LittleBigPlanet PS Vita) Won[11]
TIGA Games Industry Awards Debut Game (for LittleBigPlanet PS Vita) Nominated[12]
Game of the Year (for LittleBigPlanet PS Vita) Won[12]
2013 BAFTA Games Awards Best Game: Mobile & Handheld Nominated[13]
Pocket Gamer Awards Overall Game of the Year Nominated[14]
PS Vita Game of the Year Won[14]
Most Innovative Game (for LittleBigPlanet PS Vita) Nominated[14]
Best Action/Arcade Game (for LittleBigPlanet PS Vita) Nominated[14]
2014 IGN Black Beta Select Award Best Handheld\Mobile\Tablet Game (for Frozen Synapse Prime) Nominated
Pocket Gamer Awards Best Publisher Nominated
Best PlayStation Vita Game (for both Frozen Synapse Prime & PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate) Nominated
Best Casual/Puzzle Game (for PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate) Nominated
Best Strategy/Simulation Game (for Frozen Synapse Prime) Nominated
2015 ID@Xbox Mega Sales Award (For Goat Simulator) Won
2016 PlayStation Awards Indie Special Award (For Goat Simulator) Won
2017 TIGA Games Industry Awards Action And Adventure Game (for Super Cloudbuilt) Nominated
TIGA Games Industry Awards Role Playing Game (for Songbringer) Nominated

GamesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Double Eleven Limited - - Digital City Business". Dcbusiness.eu. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Double Eleven Joins TIGA". Train2game.com. 24 February 2011. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Double Eleven Signs Exclusivity Deal With Sony | Gaming News and Opinion at". Thesixthaxis.com. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Double Eleven Team Expansion". Develop-Online.net. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Frozen Synapse Tactics Announced for PS3 and Vita". Eurogamer. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Shahid Ahmad joins Double Eleven Board". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Revealed: The Best Places To Work in the UK games industry - GamesIndustry.biz". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  8. ^ TWK. "Tech Track 100 - Fast Track". Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  9. ^ TWK. "League table - Fast Track". Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Double Eleven acquires VooFoo Studios". gameindustry.biz. 18 March 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  11. ^ "And the winners of the gamescom 2012 awards are…". Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  12. ^ a b "THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!". Archived from the original on 19 March 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  13. ^ "British Academy Games Awards Winners 2013". Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  14. ^ a b c d "[Update] Pocket Gamer Awards 2013 winners announced". 27 March 2013.
  15. ^ "Double Eleven scores LittleBigPlanet Vita". Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  16. ^ Patti, Dino (30 May 2013). "LIMBO Comes to PlayStation Vita June 4th". PlayStation Blog. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  17. ^ South, Mark (25 June 2013). "PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD Coming to PS Vita". PlayStation Blog. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  18. ^ "Double Eleven, Frozen Synapse Prime". Double Eleven. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  19. ^ South, Mark (13 August 2014). "Nom Nom Galaxy sets a course for PS4 and PS Vita". PlayStation Blog. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  20. ^ a b "Goat Simulator is heading for XBox One!". Double Eleven. 14 August 2014. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.

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