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Bizarre Creations
Type Subsidiary of Activision
Founded 1994
Headquarters Liverpool, United Kingdom
Industry Video games
Owner(s) Activision Blizzard
Employees 165
Parent Activision
Website Bizzarre Creations Homepage
A screenshot taken from Metropolis Street Racer on the Dreamcast showing the Bizarre Creations logo used during the year 2000-2001.

Bizarre Creations is a video game developer based in the city of Liverpool in the United Kingdom, which was founded in 1994. The company is known for specialising in racing-genre videogame titles such as the Dreamcast's Metropolis Street Racer and the followup Project Gotham Racing series released for the Xbox and Xbox 360. The company has also developed a number of other exclusive and multi-platform titles, including the popular arcade-styled Geometry Wars series, as well as the third-person shooting games Fur Fighters and The Club. Following its acquisition by Activision in 2007, Bizarre Creations is working on a new racing videogame called Blur.

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Bizarre Creations evolved from Raising Hell Software, a developer of video games founded in 1988 by Martyn Chudley. Sega pressured them over the use of "Hell" in the name so the company went nameless for a short time. In 1994 a submission to Psygnosis/Sony forced the need for a new name. The founder initially put "Weird Concepts" on the submission documententation. Later a staff member used Microsoft Word's thesaurus on the name and "Bizarre Creations" was the suggestion that stuck.

The Bizarre Creations team started off with five people working on a concept project called 'Slaughter'. After seeing the demo, Psygnosis signed on the developer to develop Formula 1 for the PlayStation. Formula 1 became the best selling game in Europe in 1996.

In 2006, the studio announced a departure from their usual racing genre. The Club is a third-person shooter, released on February 7, 2008.

On September 26, 2007, Activision acquired Bizarre Creations[1]. It announced that Project Gotham Racing 4 would be their last game produced for Microsoft Game Studios[2], who own the rights to the Project Gotham Racing brand, so any future releases to the series will not be Bizarre Creations-developed.

Activision has announced that Bizarre Creations is developing a James Bond based 'driving - racing' game. The game will likely be released sometime in 2010.

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Bizarre Creations
Bizarre Creations's company logo.
Founded 1994
Founder(s) Martyn Chudley
Located Liverpool, UK
Website http://www.bizarrecreations.com/

Bizarre Creations is a Liverpool-based video game developer beginning development under this name in 1994. The company is most known for the Dreamcast videogame Metropolis Street Racer and their Xbox console game series Project Gotham Racing.

Bizarre Creations evolved from Raising Hell Software, a developer of video games founded in 1988 by Martyn Chudley. Sega pressured them over the use of "Hell" in the name so the company went nameless for a short time. In 1994 a submission to Psygnosis/Sony forced the need for a new name. The founder initially put "Weird Concepts" on the submission documententation. Later a staff member used Microsoft Word's thesaurus on the name and "Bizarre Creations" was the suggestion that stuck.

The Bizarre Creations team started off with five people working on a concept project called 'Slaughter'. After seeing the demo, Psygnosis signed on the developer to develop Formula 1 for the PlayStation. Formula 1 became the best selling game in Europe in 1996.

In 2006, the studio announced a departure from their usual racing genre. The Club is a third person shooter, released on February 7, 2008.

On September 26, 2007, Activision acquired Bizarre Creations, and it was announced that PGR4 will be the last game produced for Microsoft, who own the rights to the Project Gotham Racing brand.

Bizarre Creations is also rumored to be making a racing genre video game based on the James Bond series for Activision.

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Bizarre Creations
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Founded 1994
Headquarters England
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