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CE50 2017: Games Future Leaders

Shining a light on our Games CE50 Future Leaders 2017

The Future Leaders have been selected from the CE50 as those who have produced particularly innovative, creative content or products and are helping to inspire other creatives within and outside of their sector.

Hammerhead VR - @HammerheadVR

Hammerhead is a leading virtual reality and immersive content studio. Founded in 2014, the multi-award-winning team is recognised as one of the UK's pioneering pure-play VR studios, with a reputation for creating premium quality games, films and experiences. ABE VR, their first consumer title, was the first VR experience to be certified by the British Board of Film Classification, while the studio has produced acclaimed projects for companies including Jaguar, HSBC, Royal Navy, VW, IBM, and Lexus. In early 2017 Hammerhead launch its latest consumer title, the survival horror game, Syren, for PlayStation VR, SteamVR and Oculus.

Why are they a Future Leader?

Hammerhead is an exciting studio working in the emerging virtual reality space.  Having created VR experiences for a number of international brands, Hammerhead VR is now looking to develop 'VR experiences' when home VR platforms are released, including horror-survival game Syren.

Lucid Games - @LucidGamesLtd

Established in February 2011 by senior developers from Bizarre Creations, Lucid  Games has set itself out to be a small team with big ideas and the skills to deliver them. Its performance over the past few years has proved it is just that. It has delivered great games, has a dedicated and talented staff and a great atmosphere, based in a very cool studio in the heart of Liverpool’s Creative Quarter.

Why are they a Future Leader?

Lucid Games are driving forward so well that even their competitors are using their services. Lucid Games has worked on a variety of games for various platforms, including well known series such as Grand Theft Auto. It is a studio others aspire to be like, with a strong reputation in the games industry for innovation and quality.

Pawprint Games - @PawPrintGames

Paw Print Games is an independent studio located in Chester,
in the North West of England. The studio develops unique games for a variety of platforms including PC, Console, mobile and VR. Their first original IP, Kami Retro, a puzzle based platformer released in March 2011, received the App Store Game of the Week award and featured in many sections of the App Store including Greatest Platformers, Benchmark Games and the Hall of Fame. Alongside creating new IP, Paw Print Games works on established IP with partners including Nickelodeon, Adult Swim and Saban Brands.

Why are they a Future Leader?

Paw Print Games has gone from strength to strength since it's inception. In 2016 Paw Print partnered with published nDreams to develop a game in the emerging VR space. On top of this, Paw Print has worked with a variety of multinational companies to develop game projects, including Nickelodeon and Adult Swim.

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