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Activision's first UK mobile game is Pitfall!

posted Jul 12, 2012, 7:01 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Jul 12, 2012, 7:02 AM ]
The first game from Activision's new Leeds, UK mobile studio is a revamp of classic owned IP Pitfall!  Activision's Martyn Brown, the Team 17 co-founder tapped up to build the new studio, told MCV:

"In setting up there has been a lot of interest given the publisher we are working with. In the third week of may we revealed we had the studio, and yes it is based in Leeds, and we have hired some key talent in the form of Mark Washbrook and Mark Lloyd [formerly of Rockstar Games].

"The first game we are making is in fact Pitfall, which is 30 years old this year."

Pitfall is a symbolic choice for the new UK studio - the 1982 original was Activision's first major release, coded by co-founder David Crane. Ports appeared on many 8-bit systems and Activision has remade the title a number of times for later formats.

Pitfall for smartphones is a fresh take, said Brown.

"We've been working on Pitfall since earlier in the year when we set up and it has been really good to revisit that and bring it to a modern audience."

More details on the game, Brown said, will be revealed in due course as the team puts the finishing touches to the title.