Slightly Mad Studios

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Slightly Mad Studios
Industry Video games
Founded 2008
Headquarters London, England, UK
Key people
Ian Bell, Andy Garton, Tom Curtis, Vittorio Rapa, Stephen Baysted, Mark Pressburg, Andy Tudor
Products Need 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. Currently, Slightly Mad Studios is developing 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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