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miniBeasts duo call out their Amigos


By Mike Scialom


miniBeast co-founders Ben Lowther, left and Anthony Brunton-Douglas. Picture: Keith Heppell
miniBeast co-founders Ben Lowther, left and Anthony Brunton-Douglas. Picture: Keith Heppell

Cambridge’s newest games studio, miniBeast, has been formed by two colleagues who met at Jagex.

Ben Lowther and Anthony Brunton-Douglas met in 2011 and started working on their first game in 2015. Called Must Dash Amigos, the game is due out on Xbox in the summer, with PC and Nintendo Switch versions to follow.

“It’s a vibrant top-down battle racer,” says Ben, it’s a survival game, like Mario Kart.”

“I’ve always had a fascination with Mexican culture,” adds Ant, “that’s why our first game is part of that – there’s lots of Mexican-style excitement and colour.”

While Ant is still at Jagex, Ben left this year “because this is 100 per cent of my focus right now”.

“We both worked on quality assurance at Jagex,” said Ben, who does the coding, leaving the characters and environments to be created by Ant. “Must Dash Amigos started life as a game jam at Jagex, Jagex allowed us to keep the game ourselves.”

MiniBeast game studios' first game is likely to retail for between £10 and £15.



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