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Two Point Studios is a British video game development company founded on 26 July 2016 by Ben Hymers, Mark Webley, and Gary Carr.[2][3][4] Carr and Webley had previously worked on titles including Theme Hospital, Black & White, and the Fable series for Bullfrog Productions and later Lionhead Studios,[3] and Two Point Studios has other developers from those companies and Mucky Foot Productions.[5][6][7] In May 2019, the company was acquired by Sega.[8][9]

Two Point Studios
Subsidiary
IndustryInteractive entertainment
PredecessorLionhead Studios
Founded26 July 2016; 3 years ago (2016-07-26)
Founders
Headquarters
Farnham, Surrey
,
England[1]
Number of employees
17
ParentSega
Websitewww.twopointstudios.com

HistoryEdit

In May 2017, Two Point Studios announced it had signed a publishing partnership with Sega for a simulation game.[10][11][12] The partnership is part of Sega's plan to locate and support talented developers and bring their expertise to the video gaming market.[5][13] John Clark, Sega of Europe's senior vice president of commercial publishing, stated that Two Point Studios' vision is compatible with Sega's principles of franchise creation.[14]

Two Point Studios revealed their first game as Two Point Hospital, a spiritual successor to Theme Hospital, in January 2018 for release later that year for Microsoft Windows.[15] The developers intend for this to be first of several other simulation games, inspired by previous Bullfrog games, are also planned, and will share similarities and narrative elements with each other.[16] Two Point Hospital was released to critically positive reception on 30 August 2018.

Games developedEdit

Year Title Platform(s)
2018 Two Point Hospital Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Two Point Studios". LinkedIn. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Two Point Studios". Facebook. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b Christopher Dring (30 May 2017). "Sega signs publishing deal with former Lionhead leaders". gamesindustry.biz. Archived from the original on 21 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Two Point Hospital". Hype. Edge. No. 317. Bath: Future plc. April 2018. pp. 46, 47. ISSN 1350-1593.
  5. ^ a b "SEGA Europe Partners with Two Point Studios". Gameindustry.com. 30 May 2017. Archived from the original on 21 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  6. ^ A.K Rahming (31 May 2017). "SEGA Signs on as Publisher for Two Point Studios". PC Gaming Enthusiast. Archived from the original on 21 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  7. ^ Stephanie Chan (30 May 2017). "Sega Europe's partnership with Two Point Studios is another sign of its PC growth". VentureBeat. Archived from the original on 27 August 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Sega Acquires Developer of Two Point Hospital Through Searchlight Program". Twinfinite. 9 May 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  9. ^ Wales, Matt (9 May 2019). "Sega acquires Two point Hospital developer Two Point Studios". Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  10. ^ Jordan Loeffler. "SEGA Europe Partners with Former Lionhead Employees for New PC Sim Game". DualShockers.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  11. ^ Joe Donnelly (30 May 2017). "Sega announces publishing partnership with Lionhead and Bullfrog veterans". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on 21 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  12. ^ Ben Barrett (30 May 2017). [httlps://www.pcgamesn.com/new-theme-park-game "The Theme Park creators are returning to their roots with a new game"]. PCGamesN. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  13. ^ Sean Cleaver (31 May 2017). "Sega to publish former Lionhead outfit Two Point Studios". Develop. Archived from the original on 4 June 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  14. ^ Samuel Roberts (29 June 2017). "'We don't feel anything is off the table' says Sega on growing its PC catalogue". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on 21 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  15. ^ McWhertor, Michael (16 January 2018). "Theme Hospital creators working on spiritual successor with Sega". Polygon. Archived from the original on 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  16. ^ Donnelly, Joe (16 January 2018). "Two Point Hospital is a new management sim from the creators of Theme Hospital". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on 17 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.