[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
London, United Kingdom – September 12, 2013:
Game Lab Social, a vibrant co-working space for creatives, is
pleased to announce the opening of a new studio space in Leamington
Spa designed to foster creativity, collaboration and knowledge
As the vision of industry veterans Ollie Clarke and Steve Stopps
and supported by Warwick District Council, Game Lab Social will
open a space to work with local talent in specifically
created workshops, on-site training and access to marketing,
pitching and monetization expertise.
Game Lab Social will also work to talent match, combining
developer skills to create new development teams with the business
infrastructure in place to support burgeoning talent, including
graphic design, accounting and legal services.
“Leamington Spa is a hotbed of creative talent and ideas
waiting to come together, and with this space, we’d like to
help creatives realise their vision in a supportive
environment,” said Steve Stopps, co-founder of Game Lab
Social. “We’re saddened by the closure of Blitz Game
Studios, and as a former employees, we’ll do everything we
can to help connect creative talent to enable them to get straight
back into what they do best; making fantastic games.”
Born from the gathering in the middle events in Warwickshire,
developers of titles such as Morhphopolis, M3ch, the Button Affair
and Pocket Titans have already benefited from the skills and
services set to be available.
About Game Lab Social
Game Lab Social was founded in September 2013 by Ollie Clarke
and Steve Stopps, industry veterans who between them have created
AAA blockbusters, million selling mobile hits, pioneered Kinect
gameplay and championed Warwickshire based game development.
Game Lab Social is the first stage of a plan to foster creative
independent development and combine varied talent skill sets with a