The studio remains tight-lipped over any project information, but have simply stated they've signed a contract with a major publisher. Not only this, but have a mission too: to bring the best in action gaming to current generation consoles.
Which is a good mission as these things go. We now know they're focusing on consoles and are unlikely to be doing brain training or pet care games.
Here's the full press release - along with their contact details, You know, just in case...
19th January 2009, Dundee, Angus, UK - Ruffian Games announced today
the formation of a new development studio with a mission to bring the best in
action gaming to current generation consoles.
Creative Director Billy Thomson said, "Our highest priority is gameplay.
Everything we do is focused on enhancing the player's experience. We strive
for tight intuitive controls, well-balanced goals, game changing rewards, and
player progression that will make you feel like a god! Above all, we want to
provide an online experience rivaling any other through co-operative and
competitive multiplayer gaming. Online play is the future of gaming and we're
incredibly excited about where that is going to take us”.
Ruffian Games feel they are well placed to make good on these promises.
Their staff has made significant contributions to many major titles including
Fable 2, Crackdown, Moto GP and Grand Theft Auto.
According to Studio Head Gaz Liddon "Creative and talented people are the
lifeblood of any studio and I am so excited to be working with the best the
industry has to offer. It simply isn't possible for any studio to have a better
start than this."
Having recently secured a development contract with a major publisher
Ruffian are currently working hard on their current project in the lead up to its
Ruffian Games are currently situated at the Dundee Technology Park and the
studio will soon be moving to a new facility in central Dundee.
Contact details for Ruffian Games are:
Dundee Technology Park
Dundee DD2 1TY
About Ruffian Games
Ruffian Games is a game development studio based in Dundee. Formed in
2009, the incorporation brings together a wealth of industry experience and
talent that all share a passion to create hit titles for leading worldwide
Among other major franchises, Ruffian staff have previously worked on
games such as Crackdown, Fable 2, Project Gotham Racing, Grand Theft
Auto, Mortal Kombat and has close ties to many other gaming legends.
Ruffian Games is lead through unwavering belief in games as the pinnacle of
modern creativity and entertainment.