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Philip Oliver

Also Known As

  • The Oliver Twins

Game Credits

Business

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (2012)   (Chief Executive Officer)
DreamWorks Puss in Boots (2011)   (Founded by)
All Star Karate (2010)   (Founded by)
Dead to Rights: Retribution (2010)   (Chief Executive Officer)
Droplitz Delight (2010)   (Founded by)
Droplitz (2009)   (Founded by)
Invincible Tiger (2009)   (C.E.O.)
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)
Barbie Horse Adventures: Blue Ribbon Race (2003)   (CEO/Managing Director)
Cubix: Robots for Everyone - Showdown (2003)   (Managing Director & CEO)
The Fairly OddParents!: Breakin' da Rules (2003)   (CEO/Managing Director)
Disney's Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise (2002)   (CEO)
Taz: Wanted (2002)   (CEO & Managing Director)
Disney's The Little Mermaid II (2000)   (Blitz Games Founded by)
Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge (2000)   (Founded by)
Action Man: Operation Extreme (1999)   (Managing Director)
Glover (1998)   (Managing Director)
Creature Shock (1996)   (Management)
 

Production

WarGames (1998)   (Project Management)
WarGames: DEFCON 1 (1998)   (Project Management)
Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk (1993)   (Project Manager)
Quattro Adventure (1993)   (Project Manager)
Dizzy Panic (1991)   (Project Director)
Dizzy's Excellent Adventures (1991)   (Project Director)
The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy (1991)   (Project Manager)
 

Design

Wonderland Dizzy (2015)   (Design by the Oliver Twins)
Firo & Klawd (1996)   (Concept and Design)
Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk (1993)   (Game Designed By)
Quattro Adventure (1993)   (Designed by)
Crystal Kingdom Dizzy (1992)   (Design)
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)
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)   (Devised by)
Super Robin Hood (1986)   (Design)
 

Programming/Engineering

Bubble Dizzy (1993)   (Written by)
Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk (1993)   (Lead 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 by the Infamous Oliver Twins)
Fast Food (1989)   (Program)
Ghostbusters II (1989)   (Code Directors)
Grand Prix Simulator 2 (1989)   (Program)
Operation Gunship (1989)   (Coding by the Oliver Twins)
Advanced Pinball Simulator (1988)   (Programming)
Jet Bike Simulator (1988)   (Programming)
Professional BMX Simulator (1988)   (Coding by the Oliver Twins)
Treasure Island Dizzy (1988)   (Programming)
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

Philip and his brother Andrew 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.

Philip co-founded Blitz Games Studios with Andrew in 1990, where he concentrated on the creative aspect of the business.

Along with the team, he developed many original and licensed games and worked with huge clients such as Activision, Electronic Arts, Hasbro, Microsoft, THQ, Namco, Konami, Intel, Disney, DreamWorks and Sony.

Philip is now CEO of Radiant Worlds and is a founder member of TIGA – The UK Game Developers Trade Association.

He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Coventry University 2008.

Last updated: Aug 31, 2017


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