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, Viktor Kolomiets, Stephen Baysted, Mark Pressburg
Products Need for Speed: Shift
Shift 2: Unleashed
Project CARS

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]

Currently, Slightly Mad Studios is developing the sequel to it's 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[6] Rombax Games
2013 Bike Bash[7] Slightly Mad Studios
2015 Project CARS[8] Slightly Mad Studios
Bandai Namco Games
2016 Red Bull Air Race: The Game Wing Racers Sports Games
TBA World of Speed[9] Slightly Mad Studios
2017 Project CARS 2[10] Slightly Mad Studios


  1. ^ "MobyGames: Blimey! Games". MobyGames. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Blimey! goes Slightly Mad | Game Development | News by Develop". 12 January 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Crossley, Rob (23 March 2009). "EA Dates Need For Speed Shift Release | Edge Magazine". 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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  8. ^ "Announcing Project CARS". 11 October 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "World Of Speed: A Racing MMO With Grand Ambitions". 10 February 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "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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