Former Wipeout Developers Unite for Starlight Games

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Key Takeaways

  • A gaming veteran founded Starlight Games in the UK, focusing on innovative and original content.
  • Initial projects include a sequel to "House of Golf" and new titles in futuristic sports and strategy sci-fi genres.
  • The studio prioritizes community involvement and innovative gameplay in the local gaming scene.

Gary Nichols, a gaming industry veteran with a history at Psygnosis and Atomicom, founded a new game development studio, Starlight Games, in the UK.

Alongside Nichols are Nick Burcombe, co-creator of Wipeout, Andy Santos, known for his work on the Skate series, and Ben Cronin, previously with Gamesys.

Starlight Games aims to cultivate a nurturing environment for both seasoned developers and emerging talent. It focuses on original IPs and innovative gameplay mechanics powered by Unreal Engine 5.

The studio’s website states that they are a team of passionate developers who create exciting and immersive gaming experiences using the power of Unreal Engine.

It mentions that with a focus on high-quality graphics, engaging gameplay, and innovative mechanics, they are dedicated to bringing favorite genres to life in ways that have not been seen before. The website invites visitors to get ready to dive into a world of endless possibilities and join them on this exciting journey.

Their debut projects include “House of Golf 2,” a sequel to the Nintendo Switch game, offering over 100 courses and multiplayer modes. Scheduled for release this summer, it will be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.

Additionally, Nick Burcombe is helming a mysterious futuristic sports title and a strategy sci-fi rogue-lite action game, both of which promise fascinating gaming experiences.

Emphasizing community engagement, Starlight Games said it is involving local talent in Unreal Engine Fortnite projects, with “Jungle Jam” set to launch this month, alongside similar experiences.

The formation of Starlight Games signifies a fresh chapter in Liverpool’s gaming scene, driven by a blend of experience and innovation. The announcement trailer provided gives interested parties a glimpse into their projects.