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Introducing: FluffyLogic

The transfer of knowledge is one of the most important aspects of supporting a creative industry and maintaining innovation. This is one of the many reasons that FluffyLogic is delighted to have joined the Creative Industries KTN.



I should start by introducing FluffyLogic to you; we are based in Bristol and we specialise in making fun, people-centred games and apps for console and mobile devices. We have made a name for ourselves for our work on the PlayStation 3 and with strategy games in particular.  

FluffyLogic was founded in 2003, by Ana Kronschnabl. Ana's background is in the creative industries; running production companies and working for the BBC, then moving into academia researching new forms of digital distribution at UWE and Bristol Uni. Will,  technical director, has been involved in game development for over a decade, working on a large range of titles for several studios.

Our first breakthrough title was a tower defence game on the PlayStation 3 called Savage Moon, one of the first three-dimensional tower-defence games on the market. The success of this allowed FluffyLogic to expand and work on a more diverse range of titles, from collaborating with HP to explore the use of GPS in games for their IPAQ device, to working with Lucas Arts to add to the great legacy of existing Star Wars games with Battle for Hoth.

This is a busy month for FluffyLogic, as we prepare to launch our latest game UrZoo on iPhone. UrZoo is a game that enables you to build your own zoo, feed your animals, grow crops, run gift shops & hot-dog stands, sit in the park, decorate your animals, your enclosures etc. but most importantly, it encourages you to breed your animals...and not just elephants. It allows you to breed your elephants with your pandas and your flamingos with your alligators! UrZoo is expected to launch this summer and will be available on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch initially.

UrZoo on iPhone

FluffyLogic is best known for the games that we make, but we also work with a wide variety of organisations to deliver innovative apps designed to their specifications. We accommodate any budget and always create something that is unique, appealing, and which provides the utility our clients require in the most intuitive way possible. Ana and Will are also heavily involved in consultancy and have helped advise a range of media organisations and institutions on innovation in their fields.

With the upcoming launch of UrZoo and the ongoing effort of our team on a variety of other projects, 2012 is looking to be a busy year at FluffyLogic. Our hope is to be able to interact and collaborate with as many of you at the Creative Industries KTN as possible and add our own knowledge to this great network. The time is ripe for innovation within the creative industries, we have exciting new technologies to work with and are restrained only by our imaginations!

You can find out more about our past and present projects at www.fluffylogic.net and keep up to date with development of UrZoo on Twitter: @FluffyLogicDev and facebook.com/urzoo.

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