DR Studios joins Tiga

DR Studios joins Tiga
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

December 11th 2008 at 11:02AM

Hospital Tycoon developer addresses â??on-going decayâ?? of UK industry

UK independent software developer DR Studios has joined Tiga.

DR Studios’ CEO Clive Robert said: “DR Studios is delighted to join Tiga. Richard’s work in increasing the profile of Tiga and therefore of the UK games development community as a whole has been nothing short of excellent. DR Studios are proud to be a part of Tiga.

“The UK games industry has never had it tougher and in this challenging economic climate it is paramount that we stand together as one voice and make it known that the UK games business is an industry that people want to know about.”

Robert also commented on what he described as a “direct correlation” between the UK development community’s slip to fifth place in the global rankings and a “lack of governmental recognition and support”.

“The only way this on-going decay can be stopped is by the UK development community standing together and showing the rest of the world what it can do given a level playing field; Tiga represents that UK development unity. I would encourage every developer in the UK to join Tiga and help the UK regain the development crown it once had,” said Robert.

Richard Wilson, CEO of Tiga, said: “I am really pleased by DR Studios’ decision to join Tiga. Clive Robert, Tony Bickley (DR Studios’ COO) and Suzanne Tomkinson (DR’s CFO) run a highly experienced, innovative development studio. It’s a privilege to be able to represent industry professionals of Clive, Tony and Suzanne’s calibre.”

Milton Keynes-based DR Studios, which is most well known for Hospital Tycoon and other mass market strategy games, formed in 1998, and is currently developing titles for various formats including 360 and iPhone.