Towards the end of 2005 a new quiz game was released for the PlayStation 2 from a small company based in Brighton that few people outside of the industry would have heard of. Buzz!: The Music Quiz shipped with special controllers, and most people that played it liked it, at least enough to put a few decent reviews out there.
The problem, however, was that as Christmas got closer, nobody was really buying the game, to the point where Sony execs discussed canceling plans for further titles in the series. But suddenly, sales picked up, and since then Relentless Software as a company hasn't looked back, recently named as one of the top-selling UK studios.
GamesIndustry.biz recently spent some time with David Amor, co-founder of the company, to talk about the forthcoming PlayStation 3 Buzz! title and what it's like working on Sony's flagship console.