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Andrew Oliver

Also Known As

  • The Oliver Twins

Game Credits

Business

DreamWorks Puss in Boots (2011)   (Founded by)
All Star Karate (2010)   (Founded by)
Droplitz Delight (2010)   (Founded by)
Droplitz (2009)   (Founded by)
Bratz Girlz Really Rock (2008)   (Founded by)
Tak and the Guardians of Gross (2008)   (Founded by)
Bratz The Movie (2007)   (Founded by)
Bratz Forever Diamondz (2006)   (Founded by)
Sneak King (2006)   (Founded by)
Chicken Run (2000)   (Founded by)
Disney's The Little Mermaid II (2000)   (Blitz Games Founded by)
Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge (2000)   (Founded by)
 

Production

Cubix: Robots for Everyone - Showdown (2003)   (Development Director)
Disney's Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise (2002)   (Development Director)
Taz: Wanted (2002)   (Development Director)
 

Design

Dizzy Two (2020)   (Dizzy and the Yolkfolk created by)
Dreamworld Pogie (2016)   (Author)
Wonderland Dizzy (2015)   (Design by the Oliver Twins)
Chicken Run (2000)   (Design)
Firo & Klawd (1996)   (Concept and Design)
Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk (1993)   (Game Designed By)
Quattro Adventure (1993)   (Designed by)
Robin Hood: Legend Quest (1992)   (Game Design)
Dizzy 3 and a Half (1991)   (Based on Characters Created by the Oliver Twins!)
Dizzy: Down the Rapids (1991)   (Original Design)
Dizzy Panic (1991)   (Design by the Oliver Twins)
Dizzy's Excellent Adventures (1991)   (Design)
The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy (1991)   (Game Design by the Oliver Twins)
Kwik Snax (1990)   (Design)
Magicland Dizzy (1990)   (Original Design by)
Fantasy World Dizzy (1989)   (Design by the Oliver Twins)
Fast Food (1989)   (Design)
Grand Prix Simulator 2 (1989)   (Design by The Oliver Twins)
Operation Gunship (1989)   (Design by the Oliver Twins)
Advanced Pinball Simulator (1988)   (Design)
Fruit Machine Simulator (1988)   (By the Olivier Twins)
Jet Bike Simulator (1988)   (Original Devised By)
Professional Ski Simulator (1988)   (By)
The Race Against Time (1988)   (By the Oliver Twins)
Treasure Island Dizzy (1988)   (Design by the Oliver Twins)
3D Starfighter (1987)   (By the Olivier Twins)
Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure (1987)   (By the Oliver Twins)
Ghost Hunters (1987)   (By)
Grand Prix Simulator (1987)   (By)
Super Robin Hood (1986)   (Design by)
 

Programming/Engineering

Dreamworld Pogie (2016)   (Programmer)
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (2012)   (Chief Technical Officer)
DreamWorks Puss in Boots (2011)   (Chief Technical Officer)
All Star Karate (2010)   (Chief Technical Officer)
Dead to Rights: Retribution (2010)   (Chief Technical Officer)
Invincible Tiger (2009)   (C.T.O.)
Bratz Girlz Really Rock (2008)   (CTO)
Tak and the Guardians of Gross (2008)   (Chief Technical Officer)
Bratz The Movie (2007)   (CTO)
Bratz Forever Diamondz (2006)   (CTO/Development Director)
Barbie Horse Adventures: Blue Ribbon Race (2003)   (CTO/Development Director)
The Fairly OddParents!: Breakin' da Rules (2003)   (CTO/Development Director)
Chicken Run (2000)   (Technical Director)
Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge (2000)   (Technical Director)
Action Man: Operation Extreme (1999)   (Technical Director)
Glover (1998)   (Technical Director)
WarGames (1998)   (Technical Leader)
WarGames: DEFCON 1 (1998)   (Technical Management)
Creature Shock (1996)   (Support Coders)
Firo & Klawd (1996)   (Programmers)
Marko (1995)   (CD Conversion)
Bubble Dizzy (1993)   (Written by)
Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk (1993)   (Programming)
Quattro Adventure (1993)   (Programming)
Quattro Arcade (1992)   (Programming)
Super All-Stars (1992)   (Programming)
Firehawk (1991)   (Programmed by)
Blade Warrior (1989)   (Sampled FX)
BMX Simulator 2 (1989)   (Coding)
Fantasy World Dizzy (1989)   (Programming)
Fast Food (1989)   (Program)
Ghostbusters II (1989)   (Code Directors)
Grand Prix Simulator 2 (1989)   (Program)
Operation Gunship (1989)   (Coding)
Advanced Pinball Simulator (1988)   (Programming)
Jet Bike Simulator (1988)   (Programming)
Professional BMX Simulator (1988)   (Coding by the Oliver Twins)
Treasure Island Dizzy (1988)   (Coding by the Oliver Twins)
Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure (1987)   (Devised-Written by the Oliver Twins)
Grand Prix Simulator (1987)   (Written by)
Cavey (1986)   (Written by)
Killapede (1986)   (Written by)
Magic Maths (1986)   (Written by)
Super Robin Hood (1986)   (Programming by)
 

Art/Graphics

Super All-Stars (1992)   (Artwork)
 

Technology

Super All-Stars (1992)   (Other generally techie things...)
 

Thanks

Zombie Army 4: Dead War (2020)   (Special Thanks)
Arca's Path VR (2018)   (Special Thanks)
Strange Brigade (2018)   (Thanks)
Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army (2013)   (Special Thanks)
Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 (2013)   (Special Thanks)
Droplitz Delight (2010)   (Special Thanks to)
KrissX (2010)   (Blitz Special Thanks)
Droplitz (2009)   (Special Thanks to)
Encleverment Experiment (2009)   (Special Thanks to)
iCarly (2009)   (Special Thanks)
Invincible Tiger (2009)   (Special Thanks to)
Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy (2008)   (Blitz Special Thanks)
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol (2007)   (Special Thanks to)
SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis (2007)   (Special Thanks to)
PocketBike Racer (2006)   (Special Thanks to)
Sneak King (2006)   (Special Thanks to)
SpongeBob Squarepants: Creature from the Krusty Krab (2006)   (Special Thanks to)
Spuds Quest (2006)   (Thanks to)
Pac-Man World 3 (2005)   (Special Thanks to)
Bad Boys: Miami Takedown (2004)   (Special Thanks)
The Fairly OddParents!: Shadow Showdown (2004)   (Special Thanks to)
Zapper: One Wicked Cricket! (2002)   (Special Thanks to)
Cubix: Robots for Everyone - Race 'n Robots (2001)   (Special Thanks to)
Cubix: Robots for Everyone - Race 'n Robots (2001)   (Special Thanks to)
Fuzion Frenzy (2001)   (Special Thanks)
 


Developer Biography

Andrew and his brother Philip Oliver initially rose to fame as the ‘Oliver Twins’ in the 1980s when they developed several hugely successful franchises, including the ‘Dizzy’ adventures and the ‘Simulator’ series. During the mid 80’s to early 90’s they were the most prolific authors of Amstrad and Spectrum games with an amazing 26 #1 bestsellers, 34 original games and around five million sales, and at one point representing over 15% of all UK games sales. The Oliver Twins are probably the most prolific 8-bit game developers in the world.

Andrew is passionate about new technology and its potential for creating more immersive and engaging games for a global industry and a wide audience.

Along with his brother, he established Blitz Games Studios in 1990, where he guided the company in all technical aspects.

Andrew created the company’s original 3D console engine and over the years has guided the development of systems and procedures for multiple teams, working across multiple platforms.

Andrew is now responsible for the technical side of Radiant Worlds.

Andrew was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from Coventry University in 2008.

Last updated: Aug 31, 2017


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