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Shiny's Perry Founds Game Consulting Business

Shiny Entertainment founder David Perry, who <a href="http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=8225">resigned from the now Atari-owned developer</a> in Febru...

Simon Carless, Blogger

May 15, 2006

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Shiny Entertainment founder David Perry, who resigned from the now Atari-owned developer in February to apparently help faciliate its sale, has launched a new video game consultancy agency named GameConsultants.com. Perry, who is also on the Advisory Board of the Game Developers Conference, has announced that his agency will "be providing customized advice & services delivered confidentially to clients by some of the biggest names in the video games industry." It is unknown how this move will affect the continued future of Shiny Entertainment, which was founded in 1993 by Perry, and produced the hit Earthworm Jim series, as well as the financially successful Enter The Matrix, alongside other titles including MDK and Sacrifice. The studio was sold to French publisher Infogrames by Interplay in 2002 for an estimated $47 million, before the company bought the rights to the Atari name and logo, and was developing a new Earthworm Jim title at the time that Perry left - it is unclear whether the title is still being developed, though Atari announced the license acquisition for "next-generation handheld and online systems" at last week's E3 Expo.

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Simon Carless


Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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