The legendary Oliver Twins, Philip and Andrew will be talking about the past, present and future of computer, video and now mobile games as they share experiences from their early days working with Codemasters, Dizzy Eggand Blitz Games all the way through to their current endeavours with their newly formed company Radiant Worlds. They’ll also be doing a Q&A.

Starting on 8 bit computers in the 80’s from games like Dizzy all the way through to recent games such as Puss in Boots, Epic Mickey 2 and they hope to be able to talk about their new exciting game!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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The Oliver Twin’s careers began at the age of around 12 writing games for the UK games market, including the highly regarded Dizzy series. Whilst with Codemasters, they were responsible for over 10 UK number one best sellers and over 3 million sales. In 19876, it was reported that an estimated 7% of all UK games sales were attributable to the Oliver Twins. In 1990, at the age of 22, they started Interactive Studios, which went on to become Blitz Games Studios – employing well over 200 people.

The Olivers take an active role in supporting the UK games industry - founders of developers' trade body TIGA and more recently founders of Made in Creative UK.

The brothers received Honorary Doctorates in 2008 from Coventry University (in Business Administration (DBA) and Technology (DTech) for Philip and Andrew respectively) in recognition of their contribution to the growth of the electronic games industry both regionally and internationally, and were honoured as Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts in 2010.

Along with Richard Smithies, Andrew and Philip have recently founded Radiant Worlds in Leamington Spa, a 50 person strong Game Development Studio with a wealth of experience & creativity. They’re currently working on an exciting original game leading on PC.