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Silvia Seibert appointed CFO at Slightly Mad Studios

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Mar-20-2013 | Comments Off

Experienced Finance Manager joins the SMS team. Silvia Seibert has been appointed CFO at the multiple award-winning game developer Slightly Mad Studios. Slightly Mad Studios is the creator of the Need for Speed SHIFT series, the titles of which went on to sell more than 6 million copies. Silvia Seibert ´s 15 years work experience encompasses a number of game and media ... … Read entire article »

Join the Slightly Mad Team!

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Feb-18-2013 | Comments Off

We currently have a number of vacancies available for both programmers and artists! Head to the Jobs page for more info! … Read entire article »

Michele Pes Appointed COO At Slightly Mad Studios

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Jun-8-2012 | Comments Off

Former 10tacle Studios CEO takes the driver’s seat PRESS RELEASE London, 7th June 2012: It was announced today that Michele Pes has been appointed COO at the multiple award-winning game developer Slightly Mad Studios. Slightly Mad Studios is the creator of the Need for Speed SHIFT series, the titles of which went on to sell more than 6 million copies. Former CEO ... … Read entire article »

World of Mass Development

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Jan-22-2012 | Comments Off

WMD (World of Mass Development) is our new platform for games creation that allows: Developers to submit ideas to an active gaming community, raise the funds needed to develop them, get continual feedback from community team members that can play work-in-progress builds, use the WMD Portal to promote their project, get help from other developers, and ultimately launch their game to ... … Read entire article »

Meet the Team: Iain Wallington

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Sep-30-2011 | Comments Off

After an extended hiatus, MEET THE TEAM IS BACK! Each week we go behind the scenes here at Slightly Mad Studios to give you a brief insight into the minds and backgrounds of the team. This week we focus on our Online Lead, Iain Wallington!   What does your job involve? I’m the Lead Online programmer, overseeing the team responsible for implementing the network ... … Read entire article »

GamesIndustry.biz looks at WMD!

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Sep-23-2011 | Comments Off

GamesIndustry.biz takes a look at our new platform – World Of Mass Development… Slightly Mad crowd-sourcing new tech platform and games … Read entire article »

Meet the Team: Tim Mann

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Aug-12-2011 | Comments Off

Each week we go behind the scenes here at Slightly Mad Studios to give you a brief insight into the minds and backgrounds of the team. This week we focus on our PS3 Lead, Tim Mann!   What does your job involve? I’m the PlayStation 3 Lead, which basically means I do the platform specific code for the renderer and system. I also ... … Read entire article »

Meet the Team: Martin Griffiths

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Aug-6-2011 | Comments Off

Each week we go behind the scenes here at Slightly Mad Studios to give you a brief insight into the minds and backgrounds of the team. This week we focus on our PC Lead, Martin Griffiths!   What does your job involve? I’m the Platform Lead for PC. My job is to look after all aspects of the game that are specific to ... … Read entire article »

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED: Golden Joystick nominee!

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Aug-3-2011 | Comments Off

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED has been nominated for Best Racing Game at the GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards 2011! Click here to cast your vote! … Read entire article »

Meet the Team: Jan Frischkorn

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Jul-29-2011 | Comments Off

Each week we go behind the scenes here at Slightly Mad Studios to give you a brief insight into the minds and backgrounds of the team. This week we focus on our Vehicle Art Manager, Jan Frischkorn!   What does your job involve? I’m the manager of the vehicle team. My job is to maintain the schedules, provide the team with tasks and ... … Read entire article »

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED racing to mobile!

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Jul-29-2011 | Comments Off

The #1 Racing Franchise in Gaming is coming back to your mobile and its more real then ever! SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED mobile features a deep career that has over 40 events, 40 cars including the Pagani Huayra, local multiplayer over WiFi or Bluetooth and the all-new Helmet camera view. Hit the asphalt with more vehicles, more tracks and more speed than ever ... … Read entire article »

Meet the Team: Darren White

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Jul-8-2011 | Comments Off

Each week we go behind the scenes here at Slightly Mad Studios to give you a brief insight into the minds and backgrounds of the team. This week we focus on our Art Director, Darren White!   What does your job involve? I’m responsible for maintaining the visual integrity throughout the entire project, ensuring consistency and quality. I work closely with the artists, ... … Read entire article »

Meet the Team: Stephen Baysted

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Jul-1-2011 | Comments Off

Each week we go behind the scenes here at Slightly Mad Studios to give you a brief insight into the minds and backgrounds of the team. This week we focus on our Audio Director, Stephen Baysted!   What games have you worked on? GTR, GT Legends, GTR2, BMW M3 Challenge, Need For Speed: SHIFT, SHIFT 2 Unleashed What does your job involve? As Audio Director ... … Read entire article »

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED DLC Packs race to PC!

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Jun-27-2011 | Comments Off

Coming this Thursday (June 30th), the Legends and Speedhunters DLC packs will be available to download on PC (for free) over at Origin.com! The Legends Pack features a dozen cars and 5 new tracks from racing’s golden age, and the Speedhunters Pack adds two new game modes – Drag and Standing Mile – alongside 14 new vehicles to race against your friends in epic Autolog battles. Below are detailed instructions on ... … Read entire article »

Meet the Team: Suzy Wallace

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Jun-24-2011 | Comments Off

Each week we go behind the scenes here at Slightly Mad Studios to give you a brief insight into the minds and backgrounds of the team. This week we focus on our Producer, Suzy Wallace!   What games have you worked on? Need For Speed: SHIFT, SHIFT 2 Unleashed What does your job involve? As Producer, I’m responsible for making sure that the game ships ... … Read entire article »

Facebook Weekly Poll – Online Sim Racers

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Jun-20-2011 | Comments Off

Each week we put up a poll on our official Facebook group to give you guys a chance to give us feedback on a variety of subjects. This week, the question is: “What is your favorite Online Sim Racer?”. Let us know in this week’s poll … Read entire article »

Meet the Team: Ged Keaveney

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Jun-17-2011 | Comments Off

Each week we go behind the scenes here at Slightly Mad Studios to give you a brief insight into the minds and backgrounds of the team. This week we focus on our Technical Director, Ged Keaveney!   What games have you worked on? Gladiator: Sword Of Vengeance, Litil Divil, Turok Future, Gender Wars, Mario Artist, Heimdall, Heimdall 2, FIFA Euro 2000, FIFA 2001, ... … Read entire article »

Time Trial Tuesday: Autopolis GP

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Jun-14-2011 | Comments Off

Think you’ve got what it takes to beat us at our own game? With the SMS Time Trial you’ll have a chance to prove it by taking on the times that we post up each week. This week we journey to Japan and the tough corners of the Autopolis International Racing Course. Our time to beat on the GP layout is… 1.36.000 .. ... … Read entire article »

Meet the Team: Andy Tudor

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | Jun-3-2011 | Comments Off

Each week we go behind the scenes here at Slightly Mad Studios to give you a brief insight into the minds and backgrounds of the team. This week we focus on our Design Lead, Andy Tudor…   What games have you worked on? Primal, 24: The Game, PlayStation Home, Need For Speed: SHIFT, SHIFT 2 Unleashed What does your job involve? Everything relating to Game ... … Read entire article »

Facebook Weekly Poll – Resolution

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | May-30-2011 | Comments Off

Each week we put up a poll on our official Facebook group to give you guys a chance to give us feedback on a variety of subjects. This week, the question is: “What resolution did you play SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED at?”. Are you a HD gamer or in need of an upgrade? Let us know in this week’s poll … Read entire article »

Meet the Team: Stephen Viljoen

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | May-27-2011 | Comments Off

Each week we go behind the scenes here at Slightly Mad Studios to give you a brief insight into the minds and backgrounds of the team. This week we focus on our COO, Stephen Viljoen!   What games have you worked on? GTR, GT Legends, GTR2, BMW M3 Challenge, Need For Speed: SHIFT, SHIFT 2 Unleashed What does your job involve? I’m responsible for 3rd ... … Read entire article »

Time Trial Tuesday: Agueda Aerodrome

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | May-25-2011 | Comments Off

Think you’ve got what it takes to beat us at our own game? With the SMS Time Trial you’ll have a chance to prove it by taking on the times that we post up each week. To celebrate the announcement of the Speedhunters Pack, the SMS Time Trial this week takes place on mile-long stretch of the Agueda Aerodrom in Portugal. ... … Read entire article »

Facebook Weekly Poll – Time or Weather

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | May-23-2011 | Comments Off

Each week we put up a poll on our official Facebook group to give you guys a chance to give us feedback on a variety of subjects. This week, the question is: “Which feature is more important to you – Dynamic Time of Day or Dynamic Weather?”. Day changing to Night over the course of the race allows endurance races to be simulated ... … Read entire article »

Facebook Weekly Poll – Public or Private

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | May-16-2011 | Comments Off

Each week we put up a poll on our official Facebook group to give you guys a chance to give us feedback on a variety of subjects. This week, the question is: “Do you mostly play Public or Private games in Shift 2 Unleashed?”. Public games pit you against random strangers from around the world, whilst private games allow you to organize games ... … Read entire article »

Meet the Team: Andy Garton

Source: Slightly Mad Studios | May-13-2011 | Comments Off

Each week we go behind the scenes here at Slightly Mad Studios to give you a brief insight into the minds and backgrounds of the team. This week we focus on Development Director, Andy Garton!   What games have you worked on? GTR, GT Legends, GTR2, BMW M3 Challenge, Need For Speed: SHIFT, SHIFT 2 Unleashed What does your job involve? Overseeing all aspects of ... … Read entire article »