Swordfish Studios

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Swordfish Studios Limited
Type Subsidiary
Industry Video games
Founded2002
Defunct2010
FateDefunct
Headquarters Birmingham, UK
Key people
Trevor Williams
Parent Vivendi Games (2005-2008)
Codemasters (2008-2010)

Swordfish Studios Limited was a British video game developer based in Birmingham founded by Trevor Williams and Joan Finnegan (wife of Paul Finnegan, former managing director of Rage Software Limited) in September 2002. [1]

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Games developed by the company include two best selling International Rugby titles, including World Championship Rugby . Others include Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 and Cold Winter . In 2004, Swordfish Studios was named 'Developer of the Year' by The Independent Games Developers Association.

Swordfish Studios was acquired by Vivendi Universal Games in June 2005, becoming a fully owned studio of Sierra Entertainment, then acquired by Codemasters on 15 November 2008 after an agreement with Activision Blizzard. [2] It is now known as Codemasters Birmingham. The studio closed down in 2010. Many of the former Swordfish Studios employees have been hired by Crytek UK.

Games developed

YearGamePublisherGenrePlatform(s)
PS2 Xbox Win OS X X360 PS3 Mobile
2004 World Championship Rugby Acclaim Entertainment Sports YesYesYesNoNoNoNo
2005 Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 Codemasters Sports YesYesYesNoNoNoNo
2005 Cold Winter Vivendi Universal Games First-person shooter YesNoNoNoNoNoNo
2009 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand THQ Third-person shooter NoNoNoNoYesYesNo
2010Gedda HeadzSwordfish Studios Multiplayer NoNoNoNoNoNoYes

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References

  1. "Swordfish Studios Limited". MobyGames. Archived from the original on 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  2. "Codemasters Acquires Swordfish Studios". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-06.