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  Bossa Studios Lead Designer departs to go it Alone
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

London, 4 February 2013 - Bossa Studios today confirmed the departure of its Lead Designer.

Mike Bithell, creator of the indie hit “Thomas Was Alone” departed from Bossa Studios at the end of January to focus on his own projects. After two years and the successful launches of the BAFTA-award winning “Monstermind” and the official “Merlin” game on Facebook, Bithell will now focus on making games on his own.

“A great deal of thanks needs to go to Bossa Studios, my now previous employer. They told me in my interview that I needed to continue with the [Thomas Was Alone] project while working there, they supported me through development, and gave advice and support throughout and after release. Awesome people it's going to be sad to step away from.

“So, next Monday I'll start a new Unity file, and see where it takes me. Thanks for the time and kindness you've given me so far in my adventures and fingers crossed you'll be there to play the next thing :)” commented Bithell.

Henrique Olifiers, CEO added, “While I am sad to lose such a talented member of the team, I am extremely proud to see Mike go his own way. Creating Thomas in his spare time was an unbelievable achievement and I have every faith that this is just the beginning for him.”


About Bossa Studios

London-based Bossa Studios is led by a team of veterans from the worlds of gaming and entertainment. Proud creators of BAFTA-winning Monstermind, the first real-time, player-vs-player game on Facebook, Bossa Studios has revolutionised the social gaming market. Its achievements of developing and publishing innovative games resulted in it being awarded the Develop Excellence Award for best ‘New Studio’ in 2012. Bossa's latest title, Merlin: The Game, combines authentic style with striking visuals to satisfy even the most avid Merlin fans in the 180 countries where the show airs. As part of Shine Group, Bossa Studios is also developing new transmedia experiences.