Bizarre Creations castaways set for Game City

Bizarre Creations castaways set for Game City

By Rob Crossley

September 13th 2011 at 1:05PM

Liverpool trio to discuss quitting triple-A work for life as an indie

Hogrocket, the indie group formed from the ashes of Bizarre Creations, is scheduled to headline this month’s Game City Nights show-and-tell event.

In attendance at the Nottingham evening will be a trio of Hogrocket directors who each held established roles at Activision’s Liverpool studio Bizarre.

Peter Collier (pictured), Ben Ward and Stephen Cakebread are expected to explain and explore lessons from their move from a triple-A outfit to an independent, self-funded operation.

Earlier this year, Activision sparked industry-wide backlash when closing Bizarre Creations.

But in just a few months since launching, Hogrocket has already launched its debut game – called Tiny Invaders – on Apple iOS devices.

“We’ve always loved the GameCity Festival and admired the hard-working folks behind it, so it’ll be great to take the stage once again in Nottingham,” said Collier.

“This time we’ll be sharing the experience of starting a brand new games studio, including all the ups and downs that go with it. We’ll also let you play Hogrocket’s first gaming creation: Tiny Invaders. See you there!”

Game City Nights is a monthly show-and-tell event for established and aspiring game developers. The conference is in association with Nottingham Trent University and backed by a range of private and public sector partners.