How do you become best selling game developers from your bedroom by the age of 16?

The Oliver Twins take us on a journey from their childhood fame as early games developers to how they played a part in forming Leamington’s Silicon Spa.

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Philip and Andrew rose to fame as the ‘Oliver Twins’ in the 1980s when they developed the ‘Simulator’ series and ‘Dizzy’ games which became one of the most famous video game characters of the 1980s. Guinness World Records awarded them “Most Prolific 8 Bit Video game Developers” since they developed an amazing 25 Amstrad games, 17 Spectrum games & 11 NES games – 26 of those became #1 bestsellers generating around five million sales, and at one point representing over 15% of all UK games sales. They founded Blitz Games in 1990 and built it into one of the largest and most successful UK Game development Studios. Helping establish their Base of Leamington Spa as one of the most respected game development areas in the world.

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