Adam Griffiths, a student about to graduate from the University of Wales, Newport, plans to set up a company called Centrifuge Interactive Studios to jumpstart the country’s game industry.
“I will hopefully help establish a computer games industry in Wales, where we have only a handful of small software companies compared to England and Scotland, where there are many large developers creating some of the world’s biggest games,” said Griffiths. “Newport’s University has two computer games development courses producing talented students with lots of potential. It seems ludicrous that Wales is losing them to other countries because we have no computer games industry.”
Griffith is currently seeking capital and is actively recruiting artists, programmers and sound technicians to help get Centrifuge off the ground. He plans to start by creating simple 2-D games, then move onto more complex games like Half Life and Tomb Raider.