Lucid Games formed by ex-Bizarre devs

Friday, 25th February 2011 08:33 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Seven days after Bizarre Creations shut down, some of its ex staff has gone on to form Lucid Games.

The studio, based in the north west of England, is being led by former senior manager at Bizarre, Pete Wallace, with a handful of Bizarre alumni also on board.

It’s hoping to create at least 50 posts.

“With the great history of Bizarre behind us, we are proud to be part of Lucid and are committed to the UK game development community,” said Wallace.

“We plan to build a studio which encourages open communication with its partners, customers and other developers.”

Speaking in an interview with the Liverpool Daily Post, commercial director Andy Davidson said it looks to get back to the kind of level Bizarre was at which made it a key buy for Activision.

“We want to get back to the levels of innovation and creativity at Bizarre that made Activision so keen to acquire it,” he said.

Lucid will be out in force at GDC next week.

Via EG.



  1. Blerk

    Good luck, chaps!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Good news story for Friday after last week.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Freek

    “Why do we get fired from Activision?” So that we can learn to work for a better publisher.”

    #3 4 years ago
  4. PenTaFH

    Awesome. I’d hated it to have seen the people from Bizarre to get fired, get up and just leave. This is nice. But just for good measure, Lucid’s logo needs more pumpkin.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Chockster

    Good luck Boys & Girls!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Joe Anderson

    Good stuff, I’m sure they will do well.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gadzooks!

    Very glad to see that the Bizarre core has not completely scatteted.

    Best of luck to them, and hopefully they can get up to speed and producing more top quality games soon!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Zana

    “We want to get back to the levels of innovation and creativity at Bizarre that made Activision so keen to acquire it”

    And throw it away? Good luck to you but I don’t believe this is a proper way of introducing yourself, guys! :P

    #8 4 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    @9: They basically said: We don’t want to suck any more.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. ManuOtaku

    They basically said: you know we were good prior activision adquisition, then we were mediocre at best, under activision helm, now we are free from activision and we will be good again…therefore…activision is the picture in the dictionary for the very word “atila´s horse”

    P.S just for the record atilas horse destroy everything he touches according to the folklore

    #10 4 years ago
  11. ManuOtaku

    And good luck to lucid, now can we get blur 2 and PGR 5, please

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Zana

    @YoungZer0: I like your wording better.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Mike

    SOME of its ex staff HAVE. Not has.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Freek


    #14 4 years ago
  15. ManBearPig

    good to see that there back. but they really need to sign up with MS or sega to make another project gotham game.

    #15 4 years ago

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