Rockstar Veterans Start NFinite Games Consultancy
Martyn Bramall and Andrew Greensmith, both previously senior developers at Rockstar Games, have created their own consultancy firm in the UK offering "dynamic outsourced development services".
The two developers each have more than ten years of experience working in the games industry, and Greensmith had been working at Rockstar since April 2004 as lead programmer and code manager on titles like Red Dead Redemption
and the handheld Grand Theft Auto
Bramall spend around the same amount of time at Rockstar as a lead designer also working on the portable Grand Theft Auto
games. Prior to that, he was a designer at Argonaut Sheffield (Catwoman, Bionicle
) and Particle Systems (Independence War
Taking part in what it describes as "an exciting new age for independent developers", NFinite says on its official site
that it is offering development consultancy to studios and publishers. The company has yet to announce any current clients or games it is assisting.
Bramall and Greensmith created the firm with help from Insight For Hire, the Yorkshire-based consultancy opened by Team17 (Worms
) co-founder and former creative director Martyn Brown earlier this year, according to a report
from GamesIndustry.biz [registration required].