Lucid Games

Lucid Games Limited is a British video game developer based in Liverpool, England. The company was incorporated at the Companies House of the United Kingdom on 19 January 2011,[1] and the studio formation was announced on 25 February 2011.[2]

Lucid Games Limited
Private
IndustryVideo games
PredecessorBizarre Creations
Founded19 January 2011; 9 years ago (2011-01-19)
Founders
  • Andy Davidson
  • Chad Wright
  • Chris Davie
  • Craig Howard
  • Jeff Lewis
  • Mark Craig
  • Nick Davies
  • Paul Morrissey
  • Pete O'Brien
  • Pete Wallace
Headquarters,
England
Key people
Websitelucidgames.co.uk

Most of Lucid Games' ten founders were previously employed by Bizarre Creations, which was shut down by Activision, its parent company, seven days prior to the announcement, on 18 February 2011.[3] The founding team also included Pete Wallace, the former senior manager of Bizarre Creations, Andy Davidson and media entrepreneur Paul Morrissey.,[4][5][6] According to Wallace, Lucid Games wanted to return to the roots of Bizarre Creations, and again develop itself to the point when Activision acquired it.[7]

With assistance from economic development company Liverpool Vision, Lucid Games sought to create 50 new positions for developers in the Liverpool area, especially targeting former employees of Bizarre Creations.[8][9] Furthermore, the move aimed at preventing foreign companies, primarily those of Seattle and Canada, asking ex-Bizarre Creations employees to move away from Liverpool to assume new jobs with them,[10] and to win new game development contracts with a highly experienced team.[11][12] In July 2016, Brian Woodhouse, who formerly acted as studio director for Bizarre Creations, became Lucid Games' head of business development.[13]

Games developedEdit

Year Title Platform(s) Publisher(s) Notes
2012 Travel Bug PlayStation Vita Sony Computer Entertainment N/A
Pixel Smash: Christmas Edition Android, iOS Lucid Games
2013 Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Vita Lucid Games (iOS, Android, PC), Sony Computer Entertainment (PS Vita)
2K Drive iOS 2K Games
Pixel Smash: Santa's Magic Sack Android, iOS Lucid Games
2014 PlayStation Vita Pets: Puppy Parlour Android, iOS PlayStation Mobile
Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode 2 – Field Trip! Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows Lucid Games
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One Activision, Aspyr
2015 Goat Simulator PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Double Eleven Ported only, together with Double Eleven; game developed by Coffee Stain Studios
Happy Happy Donuts Android, iOS Lucid Games N/A
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Android, Fire OS, iOS Rockstar Games Ported only; game developed by Rockstar Leeds and Rockstar North
2016 We're Going on a Bear Hunt Android, Fire OS, iOS Channel Four Television Corporation N/A
2017 Need for Speed Payback Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Electronic Arts Co-developed with Ghost Games
2021 Destruction AllStars PlayStation 5 Sony Interactive Entertainment N/A
TBA Switchblade Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 Lucid Games In development

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LUCID GAMES LIMITED – Overview". Companies House. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  2. ^ Parfitt, Ben (25 February 2011). "Lucid Games rises from Bizarre ashes". MCV. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Lucid Games: Life After Bizarre Creations". GamesTM. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  4. ^ O'Connor, Alice (25 February 2011). "Bizarre veterans form Lucid Games". Shacknews. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  5. ^ Yin-Poole, Wesley (25 February 2011). "Ex-Bizarre devs form Lucid Games". Eurogamer. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  6. ^ Bradford, Matt (26 February 2011). "Ex-Bizarre Creations staffers form new UK studio, Lucid Games". GamesRadar+. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  7. ^ Sanchez, David (27 September 2011). "Bizarre Creations Staff Members Form Lucid Games". GameZone. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  8. ^ Fletcher, JC (25 February 2011). "Former Bizarre employees create 'Lucid Games'". Engadget. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  9. ^ Martin, Matt (25 February 2011). "Former Bizarre Creations staff form Lucid Games". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  10. ^ Devore, Jordan (25 February 2011). "Lucid Games formed by ex-Bizarre Creations staff". Destructoid. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  11. ^ Rose, Mike. "Ex-Bizarre Employees Form New Studio Lucid Games". gamasutra.com. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  12. ^ Orry, Tom (25 February 2011). "Ex-Bizarre staff form Lucid Games". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  13. ^ Riaz, Adnan (25 July 2016). "Brian Woodhouse Becomes Lucid Games' Head of Business Development". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 3 December 2017.

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