Shut down THQers form design outfit

Three senior staffers from THQ’s UK-based Digital Warrington studio — closed down in June — have started a new outfit. Founded by senior concept artist Paul Dolan, studio graphic designer Donna Jennett and art director Stuart Jennett, Alien Apple Studios is the name of the undertaking.

It’s a design studio offering vehicle, character, environment and UI design, and even product branding.

“It’s exciting times for studios like us, in the games industry especially there is a long-term change in the production model starting to emerge with outsourcing becoming the norm,” Jennett’s told Develop. “As well as the big publishers there’s also a boom in small independent studios again that hopefully we can provide for.”

The studio’s already seen “amazing interest,” with Jennet confident in their future. Godspeed, then.