Starship is a VR/AR Innovation company focused primarily on technologies, platforms and content-creation. Founded in 2013 in Liverpool, England, the studio is bolstered by a team that has collectively conceived or created more than 100 software products in the computer games/app sector.
In 2015, Starship’s work was recognised at the International Develop Awards, where previous release ‘Playworld’ was nominated for ‘Best New IP’ and Starship won the Award for ‘Best New Studio’. The company was also awarded a coveted ‘Rising Stars’ Award at the UK’s prestigious Northern Tech Awards and has been named as one of the Europe’s Top Tech Start-Ups in Metro alongside Raspberry Pi, Skytracker and Soundcloud.
Recognising the transformative market opportunity presented by VR/AR, Starship Group is using its platform agnostic and cutting-edge mobile technology to spearhead a move into mobile VR, producing high quality, innovative products such as CyberCook Taster for Samsung Gear VR and the forthcoming vTime for all mobile VR HMDs.
Led by senior veterans from Evolution Studios and Sony Studio Liverpool, the studio is built upon a proven and unbroken track record delivering next generation console titles. Bolstered by a wealth of world-class industry veterans, the team hail from the gaming, entertainment, automotive, aviation, motorsport, music and lifestyle sectors. Bringing with them an abundance of technical ability and creative flair, the team have collectively devised or delivered more than 69 games, including launch titles and AAA franchises such as MotorStorm, WipEout, Formula 1 and World Rally Championship.
Martin Kenwright - CEO
With more than 29 years of experience gleaned over the course of 30 games across multiple platforms, Starship CEO Martin Kenwright remains a formidable industry figure.
His serial and visionary ability to define the future of entertainment for consumers has seen him rack up six number one games. Business and creative milestones have included launch titles on trailblazing new platforms including PlayStation 2, 3 and 4, perfectly demonstrating his ethos of designing for the future.
Kenwright founded Evolution Studios, Digital Image Design and BigBig Studios; each revolutionary development studios responsible for titles such as Motorstorm, WRC, EF2000, F22, and F29 Retaliator, and more recently, Drive Club, an original concept devised by Kenwright before leaving Evolution.
After a five year enforced sabbatical following the 2007 sale of Evolution Studios to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, the one-time winner and three time Interactive Academy Award nominee returned in 2013 with Starship, his most audacious endeavour to date.
Clemens Wangerin – MD
Starship Managing Director Officer Clemens Wangerin has played a pivotal role in UK game development since 1997. A former development director of the world-renowned Studio Liverpool, and later director of PlayStation Network, his work helped to generate over £250 million of revenue at retail and sales of more than 13 million units for Sony.
With a pedigree that includes gaming behemoths WipEout and Formula 1, Wangerin’s expansive cross-platform expertise and knowledge have cemented him as a linchpin in the Starship set-up.
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