Founder of popular rock band 10cc enters video games industry.
Wales, United Kingdom — September 19th — AAA developer Blue Sock Studios today announced that Kevin Godley, musician, music video director and the founder of the popular 70s rock band 10cc, has joined its board of directors. With millions of records sold plus a reputation as a ground breaking visual innovator, Godley joins the development team to bring a cinematic quality to the company’s titles, both in audio and video mediums.
Blue Sock Studios was founded in Spring of 2018 by Jane Whittaker, the creator behind mega hit games such as Goldeneye N64, Alien Vs Predator and over 20 chart-topping games. He has brought together disabled and able-bodied developers from different backgrounds and with years of industry experience to create high quality video games for desktop and console. Blue Sock has the simple aim of becoming a leading AAA studio.
Additionally it is working towards becoming a leader in 3D and AI technology and is forming relationships with key publishers and technology companies worldwide, not just in the gaming arena. “Our 3D and AI system, named Athena, is already garnering interest from commercial simulation companies and military applications”, enthused Whittaker.
In addition to its commercial releases, Blue Sock Studios collaborates with Keystone Games, a philanthropic publisher and game developer, to support disabled children. They have released titles including Homicide Detective and co-developed Rogue Islands for the Keystone children’s charity. To date the team has helped a number of disabled children, from providing medical equipment and support, to vacations and quality of life enhancements, as a separate enterprise from their ongoing association with the Keystone charity.
“Kevin is an extraordinary artist with many years of experience under his belt both in the music and visual arts industries,” said Jane Whittaker, CEO of Blue Sock Studios. “His competence in visual and audio production will be invaluable in helping us create AAA quality games and push our team forward. We are honored to have him join us on our quest to create a new force in both technology and entertainment, whilst also helping others in need.”
Singer, songwriter, musician and director, Kevin Godley has created over 200 music videos for artists including U2, Lou Reed, The Police, Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Elbow, Hozier etc., and is currently recording his first solo album of remote collaborations. Godley also specializes in screenwriting, graphic design, illustration, app concepts and video-based digital art.
“I’m excited to join Jane and the Blue Sock Studios team, as I feel they are here to change the world for the better and I want to be a part of that,” said Kevin Godley. “I’m ready to apply my experience and expertise to help them create cutting-edge games and experiences and change the future of entertainment and technology.”
About Blue Sock Studios
Based in Wales, United Kingdom and Michigan USA, Blue Sock Studios is a major games development studio led by Jane Whittaker. Jane has over 35 years full time experience in the games industry, with a string of hits, reaching Senior Vice President level in the industry. Despite being in the boardroom, Jane continues to design and develop chart games and even still writes code! For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/BlueSockStudios/
About Kevin Godley
Kevin Godley is an English musician, songwriter, music video and film director, mostly known for his work as a member of one of the most successful 70s rock bands, 10cc, and Godley & Creme. For more information, visit: http://www.kevin-godley.com
About Keystone Games
Founded in 2015, Keystone Games is a video games publisher and developer based in London, United Kingdom. Keystone Games evolved out of the very specific desire to make a difference and utilises their profits to support philanthropic causes as well as support the needs of disabled and underprivileged children. For more information, visit http://www.keystone-games.com
Jonas “O.J” Ek
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