Ex-Bizarre Staff Form Hogrocket

Ex-Bizarre Staff Form Hogrocket

Former members of staff at Bizarre Creations have formed a new studio, Hogrocket.

The developer, based like Bizarre in Liverpool, is focusing on games for iOS, PC and Mac.

The studio comprises three staff: Stephen Cakebread, creator of Geometry Wars; Peter Collier, senior level designer on The Club and James Bond 007: Blood Stone; and Ben Ward, community manager and latterly producer at Bizarre Creations.

The three are supported by a small team of contractors, including two BAFTA-winning animators. Development on Hogrocket’s first project is already underway, and it will be announced in the coming weeks.

Hogrocket is the second studio to be set up by former Bizarre staff following the studio’s closure in February. Lucid Games, set up by Bizarre’s development director Pete Wallace, was formed last month.