Funsolve Founder and Industry Veteran Richard Tawn Leads Development Team on first major Multi-platform Project; Funsolve looks to double team size with five positions currently open to cater for two year project on new IP
Rugby, UK 19th September 2018: Midlands-based development studio Funsolve today announces a partnership with family entertainment publisher Outright Games, securing a seven-figure investment to develop a new multi-platform project of a major IP over the next two years and further funding for a second project to commence in 2020. The collaboration comes as part of Outright Games’ continued drive to expand development partners as part of their multi-million pound investment plans.
The announcement follows Funsolve’s move to new premises in Rugby to cater to the growing team, the studio estimates to expand upwards of 50% over the next six months. Five positions are currently open which include programming, art and QA.
Funsolve launched in 2015 as a work for hire studio, by industry veteran Richard Tawn, with a focus on providing exceptional creative and professional services to developers and publishers at all stages of game development. The studio’s recent work includes: Sonic Forces: Speed Battle with SEGA, SAMSARA with Marker Studio and Crayola Scoot with Outright Games.
Outright Games is renowned for securing globally-recognised licences to produce high-quality interactive-entertainment for all the family to enjoy. The publisher first worked with Funsolve at the early stages of development subsequent to the acquisition of the Crayola licence to define ideas for upcoming title Crayola Scoot. The new partnership comes in part due to the success of this association
With over 20 years’ experience in the games industry, Richard builds on experience gained at senior positions at SEGA, Codemasters and award-winning independent studio Exient Entertainment. Over the course of his career, he has worked across globally recognised brands including multiple Sonic the Hedgehog titles, Angry Birds, Sega Rally, Aliens as well as working to develop new concepts and overseeing multiple studios.
The new venture developed in partnership with Outright Game will be their first major multi-format project and entirely developed by Funsolve. “Richard and his team are passionate and talented developers who understand and share Outright Games’ ethos and mission. We look forward to working together and can’t wait to be able to share this project with the wider community.” Said Terry Malham, CEO, Outright Games.
“We are thrilled to partner with Outright Games in what promises to be a very exciting year for the studio as we kick off this two year project. ” Commented Funsolve Founder and Director, Richard Tawn, he continued, “With the studio rapidly expanding, we’re already securing funding for a second project to begin in 2020. We are delighted to be able to offer a stable and fun environment for our team so they can focus on creating cutting-edge gaming experiences that resonate with audiences globally.”
Funsolve in partnership with Outright Games are a co-host of the EGX Industry party on Thursday 20th September, Richard and his team will be attending and available to speak about current job openings and the new direction of the studio. For more information on ticket please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/egx-industry-party-2018-tickets-49686463550
Charley Grafton-Callaghan – Swipe Right PR
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Founded in 2015 by industry veteran Richard Tawn, Funsolve are an independent videogames studio based in Warwickshire, UK. Dedicated to creating outstanding, fun experiences for gamers in stunning immersive worlds that resonate with a global audience, Funsolve have experience with both established and new brands. Previous work include projects with SEGA, Exient, Imaginati, Marker Studio, and many more. Funsolve are currently developing their first multiplatform licensed project with publisher Outright Games, releasing in 2019.
About Outright Games
Founded in 2016, and based in the UK and US, Outright Games is a family business making family entertainment. We are passionate about creating great games with quality licenses, as we understand the value of brands, and the relationships they share with consumers. We use our expertise to create high-quality video games, combined with our ability to distribute on a global scale. Wherever the Outright Games logo is found, you can feel assured that the game will be suitable and fun for the whole family to play together.