the oliver twins


Philip & Andrew Oliver are pioneers in the UK games industry.

At around the age of 12 the twins began their careers writing games for the UK games market, including the highly regarded Dizzy franchise. In 1990 they founded Blitz Games Studios which at its height employed 235 people.

In 2013 they set up a new studio called Radiant Worlds along with their long term friend Richard Smithies, focusing on games as a service.

Philip Oliver

“We’re delighted that the National Videogame Arcade has chosen to honour Dizzy with his own room in the museum to celebrate his 30th Anniversary.”

Andrew oliver

“We're so proud people still harbour such fond memories of the Dizzy games, and we hope people will enjoy the behind the scenes information about how the games were made as well as a chance to play them again.”