Philip Oliver

aka: The Oliver Twins
Moby ID: 87923

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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.

Credited on 102 games

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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 Executive 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 Executive Officer
All Star Karate (2010, Wii) Founded by
Grogg Island Dizzy (2010, Windows) Original Dizzy Games by
KrissX (2010, Windows) Blitz Special Thanks

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