Factsheet

Developer:
Centrifuge
Based in Staffordshire, UK

Founding date:
2016

Website:
wearecentrifuge.com

Press / Business contact:
hello@wearecentrifuge.com

Social:
Interference (Twitter)
Interference (Facebook)

Releases:
Interference
Loose Vowels
Virome

Address:
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Staffordshire
United Kingdom

Phone:

Description

We make fun things on the internet and mobile

History

Early history

Centrifuge was founded in 2016 by Nathan Beardmore and Berni Williams, after they left their previous jobs to concentrate on making games full-time. They set up Centrifuge to fully develop Interference which started as a side project back in 2010, made by Nathan for friends and family to play, whilst working as a Microsoft Trainer. It really gained momentum in 2012 when Berni was diagnosed with cancer and Nathan gave up that job to look after her. It was a gruelling eight months of operations and treatment including chemo and 33 sessions of radiotherapy. While Berni slept off the radio sessions in the afternoons Nathan needed something to keep his mind occupied – so he decided to learn how to make apps. He watched some videos by Bob Tabor (of learnvisualstudio.net) and produced a Windows 8 app of Interference.

After that

Berni and Nathan both left their jobs in August 2016 in order to spend more time doing what they enjoy: making fun things. The first project has been to overhaul and relaunch Interference, taking it from what was effectively an early access beta into a fully-fledged game. Future plans involve releasing a series of word games on Windows, iOS and Android, along with what Nathan calls "an Above Top Secret project" (sharing only the words "asymmetric multiplayer" when pressed for details).

Projects


Videos

There are currently no trailers available for Centrifuge. Check back later for more or contact us for specific requests!


Images

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There are far more images available for Centrifuge, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


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Awards & Recognition

  • "Finalist: Best Casual/Social Game" - TIGA Awards, November 2016
  • "Finalist: Most Original Game" - TIGA Awards, November 2016
  • "Finalist: Game of the Year" - TIGA Awards, November 2016
  • "Highly Commended: Entrepreneurial Spirit" - Business Boost Awards, November 2016

Selected Articles

  • "Independent games studio Centrifuge Ltd has been shortlisted for two industry awards"
    - The Sentinel, stokesentinel.co.uk
  • "Couple's first online game attracts more than 35,000 players following launch of Centrifuge Ltd."
    - The Sentinel, stokesentinel.co.uk

Everything but the code
The Centrifuge blog, discussing the ups and downs of being an indie games studio http://blog.wearecentrifuge.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Nathan Beardmore
Developer

Berni Williams
Everything but the code


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