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FreeStyleGames Ltd.

Overview

The development studio FreeStyleGames Ltd. was formed in 2002 in Leamington Spa (UK), primarily by ex-staff from the nearby Codemasters and Rare studios.

The company first developed the break dancing title B-Boy (2006) for the PSP and PS2. In September 2008 FreeStyleGames employed a staff of 55 people full-time.

On 12th September 2008 the company was acquired by Activision. The team was reported to be working on localized downloadable content for Guitar Hero: World Tour. For Activision, FreeStyleGames created the DJ Hero series, a spin-off of the Guitar Hero franchise focused on turntable mixing. The second game was released in October 2010. In February 2011 Activision Blizzard announced to reduce the workforce of the development studio, axing a number of jobs.

Trivia

Location & contact information (August 2008):

FreeStyleGames
Imperial House
Holly Walk
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 4JG

Tel: +44 (0) 845 00-42637
Fax: +44 (0) 845 299 1843
Email: [email protected]

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