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Ripstone Games Continues Award-Winning Year With Best Of British Accolade

UK studio’s growing success recognised with win of business award
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Liverpool, United Kingdom - November 11th, 2021 - Ripstone Games is delighted to announce that it has won the “Best Of British Business 2021” Award from Business Reporter Hub published on British online newspaper the Designed to celebrate success stories and showcase companies who demonstrate excellence in British business, the award is another milestone in Ripstone’s ongoing story of success, arriving shortly after the company announced its expansion with the opening of two new studios in Birmingham, United Kingdom and Marathon, Greece.

The award comes hot on the heels of Ripstone winning’s 2021 Best Places To Work” award, which celebrates companies with exceptional employment practices and positive approaches in areas like diversity, education and climate change.

Ripstone Studios recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary as a studio, with 40 million sales and successful evergreen titles like Chess Ultra, Poker Club, Snooker 19, and Pure Pool under its belt. The Best Of British Award serves to underscore the way that Ripstone is thriving in a modern gaming landscape where everyone wants titles that keep players coming back. Building on that success with an expanding team, Ripstone will continue to grow its enviable roster of profitable live games and embark on the development of exciting new IP, as well as working on select work-for-hire projects for high-profile clients.

“We’re thrilled to receive the Best Of British Business Award,” said Creative Director & Co-Founder Phil Gaskell. “It’s great to get recognition for the hard work we’ve been doing, the success we’ve had and the new steps we are taking with the opening of our two new studios in Birmingham and Marathon, Greece as we grow the business. Winning this award on the back of receiving the Best Places To Work Award is particularly satisfying, as it shows that we’ve never forgotten how important our employees are as we’ve built our business. In fact, I believe that creating a fantastic work environment at Ripstone that empowers our three teams to thrive has been key to the business success that’s seen us win this Best Of British Award”.

Headquartered in the Baltic Triangle of Liverpool, with studios in Liverpool and Birmingham, United Kingdom and Marathon, Greece, Ripstone Games is an independent developer and publisher renowned for producing hit titles that include Chess Ultra, Poker Club, Snooker 19 and Pure Pool, as well as publishing third party developed indie hits like The Spectrum Retreat, Achtung Cthulhu! Tactics and Stick it to the Man! With global sales of 40 million + units, Ripstone Games have financed and published 20 games across over 75 SKUs throughout its history.

Ripstone Games

About Ripstone Games
Ripstone® is a global independent video games label founded in 2011 by game and film industry veterans. They fully fund the development, distribution and marketing of video games made by elite creative teams, including their two internal development studios based in the United Kingdom and a studio in Marathon, Greece. They have financed and published 20 games across 75 SKUs, with global sales of over 40 million units.

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