Philip and Andrew Oliver have been making Games and running Games Businesses for over 35 years.
They published their first game in 1983 aged just 15, and went on to establish three companies, to employ over 600 people and to create over 160 games across all platforms, selling over 45 million units with a retail value in excess of £1.2bn.
They founded and ran the award-winning Blitz Games Studios for 23 years, and went on to sell their next business, Radiant Worlds, to Rebellion in 2017 for a multi-million pound sum. They picked up several Guinness World Records along the way, including 'Most Prolific 8-bit Video Game Developers', with over 50 games released and over half of them becoming UK #1 bestsellers.
They were founder members of trade association TIGA and BGI, and have been regular long-term advisers to a variety of trade bodies, government agencies and business organisations.
They are regular speakers and guest lecturers at conferences and universities, and were awarded Honorary Doctorates from Coventry University in 2008. Philip became a Visiting Professor at Staffordshire University in 2019.
They have a relentless passion and drive to make great games and improve development processes, and they understand that running an efficient creative team is a valuable but very under-rated skill.
Game Dragons aim to share the knowledge they have gained from years of experience in order to support their clients and the UK games industry as a whole.