Industry vets found co-development studio CodeDev

Industry vets found co-development studio CodeDev

Three veterans of the games industry have set up a brand new co-development studio called CodeDev: The Unreal Guys. 

As reported by Game Developer, the venture has been established by Rik Alexander, Myke Parrott and Ryan Woodland and – do I need to spell this out? – is focused on helping create games using Epic Games' Unreal Engine. One has to wonder whether the Fortnite giant will be happy with using 'Unreal' in the studio name. 

CodeDev says it has already locked down some "big projects". Between them, the studio's founders have worked at the likes of Climax, Microsoft and Bethesda. 

"We've seen studios of all sizes move towards a co-development model but struggle to find the right people for their projects," said Alexander. 

"I've worked with Myke and his recruitment agency for a long time, but with the way the industry is changing we felt like this was the right time to work closer together and create a studio that can build, scale and deliver expert teams quickly."

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