Outsider Games

Outsider Studios is a game development studio, established in 2011, and ran by Stephen Downey, a well known comic and game artist, and Scott Grandison, an ex-academic computer scientist from the University of East Anglia with over 20 years development experience in games, industry and academia. Stephen and Scott use their expertise to develop unique and fun games across multiple platforms.

Outsider Studios develops original properties, and has undertaken commissions from high-profile clients and have an established track record of exceeding the expectations of the original brief within tight timescales.  Work to date has included projects for the BBC and Lionsgate films.

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General emails: contact@outsidergames.com. Check out our current production blog for our musical adventure game Wailing Heights

 

Published Games

Magic Mike: The Moves

(Lionsgate UK/NI Screen – UK & Ireland Exclusive)

 

Available now FREE on:

     

Dance like magic Mike!

Are you good with your hands? Perform steamy dance moves from Magic Mike the film by tracing the gestures in time with the music. Achieve combos to remove items of clothing and collect the money that’s thrown at you. The better you dance, the more money you earn!

• The official Magic Mike app
• Perform steamy dance routines
• Perform combos to remove items of clothing
• Share your high score on Facebook and Twitter.

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Credits:

Development and coding: Scott Grandison
Development and artwork: Stephen Downey
Sound design: Donal Philips

 

For questions or PR opportunities, please contact Stephen@outsidergames.com

 


 

Break The Bully

(DCAL/Mollie Massie and Grace McDermot)

Winner of the Northern Ireland Creative Schools App Challenge 2014.

Award Winning game design from 1st year students Mollie Massie and Grace McDermot! Break the Bully combines arcade action with an interactive quiz and anti-bullying facts that open the conversation about bullying.

Check it out and Download fro FREE now on iOS and Android to help Break the Bully Cycle!

 

 


 

Shaking Safari 

(Outsider Games)

 

The animals of Africa are hungry! Help them collect food by swiping it into their baskets. Balance the scales and stay upright with tilt control or they’ll fall over! Featuring 10 levels to unlock, each with 3 different playing modes. Will you stay up the longest and who can collect the most food?

• Feed and balance 7 different animals over 10 African levels.
• Use tilt control while balancing the baskets to keep your animals uptight.
• Learn interesting facts about African wildlife

Designed for all-ages, Shaking Safari is available FREE to download in the Apple App Store, with an optional in-app purchase of $0.99 (£0.69/€0.79) to unlock the 2nd Safari Trial.

The Amazon App Store and Google Play host a FREE Lite version letting users play the the 1st Trial, alongside the fully featured app with both trails for $0.99 (£0.69/€0.79).

Shaking Safari was created by Stephen Downey (Art), Scott Grandison (code), Priya Mistry (Animations) and Stephen O’Hagan of WFT-On the Air! (Sound). They are enternally grateful to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and CIIF for helping make Shaking Safari possible.

Screenshots:

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Credits:

Development and coding: Scott Grandison
Development and artwork: Stephen Downey
Sound design: Stephen O’Hagan and WMT-On The Air!
Animations: Priya Mistry

 

For questions or PR opportunities, please contact Stephen@outsidergames.com

 


 

UFO Stomp

(BBC/Momentum)

UFO Stomp was specially commissioned by the BBC to run on the 23 ‘Big Screens’ situated about the UK. It is a multiplayer game displayed on the big screen where players interact by firing a catapult to hit a UFO. All gameplay occurs through a webcam with the motion of players interpreted using sophisticated image processing techniques. The game will be played across the UK in very public locations with some of the country’s highest footfalls.

  

Credits:

Development and coding: Scott Grandison
Development and artwork: Stephen Downey
Sound design: Donal Philips