Slightly Mad Studios

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Slightly Mad Studios
IndustryVideo games
HeadquartersLondon, England, UK
Key people
ProductsNeed for Speed: Shift
Shift 2: Unleashed
Project CARS
Project Cars 2

Slightly Mad Studios is an independent British video game company headquartered in London, England. On 12 January 2009, the company acquired the business and assets of Blimey! Games.[1][2] In September 2009, Slightly Mad Studios released Need for Speed: Shift with Electronic Arts.[3]

Slightly Mad was ranked as the 17th most successful developer in the Develop 100 list for 2010.[4]

Slightly Mad Studios' development repertoire is composed solely of various racing games and simulators. In 2017 Slightly Mad Studios released the sequel to its community-based racing simulator Project CARS.[5] This title was developed using community-based development, pre-alpha testing, and funding, in an attempt to bypass normal publishing costs. This was the first title of a series of similarly-developed games, and the process is now known as "World of Mass Development", or WMD.


Year Game Publisher
2009 Need for Speed: Shift Electronic Arts
2011 Shift 2: Unleashed Electronic Arts
2012 Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends Rombax Games
2013 Biker Bash[6] Slightly Mad Studios
2015 Project CARS[7] Slightly Mad Studios
Bandai Namco Games
2016 Red Bull Air Race: The Game Wing Racers Sports Games
2017 Project CARS 2[8] Bandai Namco Games


  1. ^ "MobyGames: Blimey! Games". MobyGames. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Blimey! goes Slightly Mad | Game Development | News by Develop". 12 January 2009. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  3. ^ Crossley, Rob (23 March 2009). "EA Dates Need For Speed Shift Release | Edge Magazine". Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Develop 100 - 2010 Edition". 5 May 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Racy: Ex-Stig And The Crowd-Sourcing Portal". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2011.
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  7. ^ "Announcing Project CARS". 11 October 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Project Cars 2 is racing to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in late 2017". 8 February 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017.

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