Swordfish Studios

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Swordfish Studios
Former type Private
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
Fate Defunct
Founded 2002
Defunct 2010
Headquarters Birmingham, UK
Key people Trevor Williams
Products Video games

Swordfish Studios was a British software development company based in Birmingham founded by Rage executive director Trevor Williams and Joan Finnegan (wife of Paul Finnegan, former managing director of Rage Software Limited) in September 2002.[1]

Games developed by the company include two best selling International Rugby titles, including World Championship Rugby. Others include Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 and Cold Winter. In 2004, Swordfish Studios was named 'Developer of the Year' by The Independent Games Developers Association.

Swordfish Studios was acquired by Vivendi Games in June 2005, becoming a fully owned studio of Sierra Entertainment, then acquired by Codemasters on 15 November 2008 after an agreement with Activision Blizzard.[2] It is now known as Codemasters Birmingham. The studio closed down in 2010. Many of the former Swordfish Studios employees have been hired by Crytek UK.

Games developed[edit]

Year Game Publisher Genre Platform(s)
PS2 Xbox Win OS X X360 PS3
2004 World Championship Rugby Acclaim Entertainment Sports Yes Yes Yes No No No
2005 Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 Codemasters Sports Yes Yes Yes No No No
2005 Cold Winter Vivendi Universal Games First-person shooter Yes No No No No No
2009 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand THQ Third-person shooter No No No No Yes Yes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mobygames.com/company/swordfish-studios-limited
  2. ^ Codemasters Acquires Swordfish Studios

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