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Outsider Studios is a game development studio, established in 2011, and run by Stephen Downey, a comic and game artist.

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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Stephen Downey

Stephen Downey is a Belfast Based artist and illustrator. He has worked in the comicbook, gaming and illustration industry for the past five years with a variety of clients bringing his artwork and designs to the masses.







John McFarlane – Artist and Animator

John is a comic book artist and trained animator. John was lead artist and animator on Outsider Games’ Wailing Heights. Previous partners and clients include Gamesradar, Giant Bomb, Screw Attack and Uproar comics.



Rodney McConnell – Programmer

Rodney is a games programmer, with a HND in Game design, and over 20 years experience in programming including a placement on the Nokia Developer program. Previously at Digipop, Rodney was programmer on Outsider Games’ Wailing Heights.



Scott Grandison

Scott Grandison works full-time as a member of faculty at the University of East Anglia. He spends much of his spare time playing, thinking about and writing computer games. He has written software for a variety of industries including insurance, protein crystallographers, biologists and computer gamers.




Priya Mistry

Priya Mistry is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in mixed-media animation, illustration and graphic design. Having worked as a professional for three years, her portfolio now includes a wide range of award-winning broadcast, commercial, interactive and design based projects for various UK studios and clients around the globe.





WMT – On the Air
WMT – On the Air! is a theatre prodcution company, specialising in both live and recorded drama that combines theatre with  music and soundcapes and effects. In its year of operation, WMT has worked with BBC NI and Northern Ireland Parliament buildings, as well as producing work for the Ulster Hall and the Helix in Dublin.

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