Extra Mile gets Vicious

Extra Mile gets Vicious
Michael French

By Michael French

June 18th 2007 at 12:15PM

UK studio signs up to use Vicious Cycle's middleware engine

Glasgow based Extra Mile Studios has chosen to use Vicious Cycle's Vicious Engine and is close to completing its first game using the middleware.

The studio has so far worked on a number of mass-market licence and children's titles such as  Bob the Builder, Wallace & Gromit, Teletubbies, Thunderbirds, Xena: Warrior Princess, Smarites, and Noddy.

"We looked at several middleware options, but after two days with Vicious Engine, we knew our search was over," said Bobby Farmer, founder of EM.

"We'd been looking out for something which would really let us do a great job for our clients - and in the kind of timescales they'd been increasingly looking to meet. The learning curve associated with the Vicious Engine has been a very shallow one, and a great deal more shallow than we ever dreamed of. We started using Vicious Engine on actual console hardware for our project in January 2007, and are about to make our first Vicious Engine-based product submission in June, bang on schedule."

"We're very pleased to be able to empower such creative developers with the tools they need to realize their visions efficiently and effectively," said John O'Neill, director of business development of Vicious Engine. "EM represents precisely the sort of innovative team whose needs we designed the Vicious Engine to serve."