An Afternoon with the Oliver Twins - 26th July 2014
The legendary Oliver Twins, Philip and Andrew, will be talking about the past, present and future of computer, video and now mobile games. They will share experiences from their early days of working with Codemasters, Dizzy Egg and Blitz Games all the way through to their current endeavours with their newly formed company Radiant Worlds. Q&A session will follow this presentation..
Starting on 8 bit computers in the 80’s with games like Dizzy all the way through to recent games such as Puss in Boots, Epic Mickey 2, they will also talk about their exciting new game!
Additional talk :
Come and have a go on Oculus Rift DK2 - The new version of the amazing Oculus Rift 3D immersive visulisation system. Andrew and Philip will be bringing one along for you to try! We'll also have the original DK1 system on display and available to try too ...
Saturday, July 26, 2014
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Oliver Twins' careers began at the age of 12 writing games for the UK games market, including the highly regarded Dizzy series. Whilst with Codemasters, they were responsible for over ten UK number one best sellers and over 3 million sales. In 1987, it was reported that an estimated 7% of all UK games sales were attributable to the Oliver Twins. In 1990, at the age of 22, they started Interactive Studios, which went on to become Blitz Games Studios – employing well over 200 people.
The Olivers take an active role in supporting the UK games industry; they are founders of developers' trade body TIGA and more recently Made in Creative UK.
The brothers received Honorary Doctorates in 2008 from Coventry University (in Business Administration (DBA) and Technology (DTech) for Philip and Andrew respectively) in recognition of their contribution to the growth of the electronic games industry both regionally and internationally, and were honoured as Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts in 2010.
Along with Richard Smithies, Andrew and Philip have recently founded Radiant Worlds in Leamington Spa, a 50 person strong Game Development Studio with a wealth of experience & creativity. They’re currently working on an exciting original game leading on PC.
Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!