Codemasters founders honoured by Queen

The two brothers, David and Richard Darling who co-founded Codemasters in 1986 are to receive a Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). The prestigious award will be given by the Queen in honour of Codemasters success and the brothers contribution to the British gaming industry.

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hades073836d ago

After all of the hard work and dedication they deserve it, hell they deserve it just for their quality work on racing games.

Freayr3836d ago

Well thats nice to hear. Although she has next to no political power anymore, she still has a lot of influence, and this can only mean good things.

Picnico3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

This day has been a long time coming. The Dizzy series in particular was a favourite of mine. They also made a Dizzy-like character, now seemingly forgotten by most people, called 'Seymour'- there's a relatively long article about him on Wikipedia actually- I remember liking 'Seymour at the movies/Seymour goes to Hollywood'. though finding it tough:
They made some other platform games too like Super Robin Hood.
They also made all kinds of sports simulations and a fruit machine simulator.

I loved Micro Machines too, which featured on some 16 bit machines but, since Codemasters became primarily known for the Colin McRae series, which is not one of my favourote genres, I missed the likes of their 8 bit output. I'm glad to see that they are now doing some Wii titles that sound suitably fun and quirky- it would be the perfect time and place for another Dizzy game.

How's about honouring the creative people at other British studios past and present: bedroom coder Matthew Smith (for Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy), Rare, Ocean, The Bitmap Brothers, Gremlin Graphics, Graftgold, Millenium Interactive, DMA Design, Psygnosis, Virgin Interactive, Sensible Software, Travellers Tales, Thalamus, Core Design and, alright, Rockstar I suppose.