Andrew Oliver

aka: The Oliver Twins
Moby ID: 39325

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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.

Credited on 103 games

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WarCraft Rumble (2023, iPad) Creative Marketing Services Team
Dizzy Two (2020, Windows) Dizzy and the Yolkfolk created by
Crayta (2020, Stadia) Game Dragons
Zombie Army 4: Dead War (2020, Windows) Special Thanks
Arca's Path VR (2018, PlayStation 4) Special Thanks
Strange Brigade (2018, Windows) Thanks
Mystery World Dizzy (2017, NES) Designers
Dreamworld Pogie (2016, NES) Author
Wonderland Dizzy (2015, Browser) Design by the Oliver Twins
Don't Panic Dizzy (2014, Windows) Original Dizzy Games by
Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 (2013, Windows) Special Thanks
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (2013, Windows) Chief Technical Officer
Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army (2013, Windows) Special Thanks
SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip (2011, Xbox 360) Founded by
DreamWorks Puss in Boots (2011, Wii) Founded by
A Pirate's Life Dizzy (2011, Windows) Original Dizzy Games by
Droplitz Delight (2010, Windows Mobile) Founded by
Dead to Rights: Retribution (2010, PlayStation 3) Chief Technical Officer
All Star Karate (2010, Wii) Founded by
Grogg Island Dizzy (2010, Windows) Original Dizzy Games by

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