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OCTOPUS 8 STUDIOS is one of the UK’s most recently founded game developers, announcing its formation at the start of November. The studio was created by


ex-Riot Games, Mediatonic and Lady Shotgun devs, who have a wealth of industry experience between them. This promising firm plans to


ABOUT


Founded: 2013 Location: Cambridge, England www.octopus8studios.com


work with young “breakthrough” talent in the UK, promoting a policy of giving up-and-coming artists a platform to develop their skills and ideas in games. Octopus 8’s first game is set to


be released by the end of the year, and its second game is due in early 2014.


OSTRICH BANDITOS« ABOUT


Founded: 2012 Location: Utrecht, Netherlands www.ostrichbanditos.com


EUROPEAN START-UPS


OSTRICH BANDITOS IS a group of five developers: Jordi Boin, programmer Yhorik Aarsen, businessmen John Gottschalk, manager Wytze Kamp and programmer Jeroen Wimmers. Released in 2012, their first game was High Vaultage, an over-the-top pole vaulting title where the athlete is propelled by farts brought on by bad TexMex food. The studio’s most recent game was Westerado (pictured), a retro-style Wild West shooter on adultswimgames.com. As well as continuing to


update this popular title, the team has released a spin-off, Westerado Poker.


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