Blitz strengthens 1UP programme

Blitz strengthens 1UP programme

By Ed Fear

October 13th 2009 at 11:01AM

Three new titles signed and four more green-lit

Blitz's 1UP programme has been bolstered by three new signings, four green-lit projects and even a new staff member.

The programme, which ties up Blitz's production know-how, publisher connections and technology with independent and small studios, has had three titles signed and a further four green-lit in recent months.

“The response to the programme has been fantastic," said Chris Swan, business development director for Blitz Arcade and 1UP.

“Since we launched the label last November take-up has steadily increased, and we’re hugely excited with the new games and teams that we have lined up.”

To cope with the new workload, Blitz has hired a new producer for the label, Neil Holmes.

“I’m delighted to be working alongside Chris on the Blitz 1UP initiative,” says Holmes, an industry veteran of 19 years.

“With the increase in resources and new processes that we’re putting in place we’re now able to fully scale up the programme to the next level.”

Blitz 1UP is also sponsoring IndieVillage at this year's GameCity in Nottingham, and will be attending Casual Connect. Teams interested in meeting Chris or Neil at either event should contact Blitz1UP@BlitzGamesStudios.com