Monumental

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Full name: Monumental Games
Established: 2005
Closed: Jan 2012
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Founded in 2005 by Rik Alexander and Rocco Loscalzo, refugees from the closure of Climax's Nottingham studio, the company's aim was to produce online multiplayer games across all platforms. Having developed its Monumental Technology Suite for the creation of MMO titles, the company began licensing the middleware to third parties.

In 2008 the company snapped up the remaining staff from developer Swordfish Manchester, opening its own studio in the same office. Having grown rapidly to over 100 development staff across its two UK studios and third office in India, in 2009 the company signed a development deal with Capcom. The fruits of that deal being two Moto GP titles, released in 2010 and 2011.

Due to funding problems, Monumental closed its Manchester studio in April 2010, but work continued apace at its remaining UK office in Nottingham and the Pune office in India. While still focusing on its MMO heritage, the company struck out to developing social network-based games, beginning with the Facebook game, Little Horrors.

In January 2012, however, the company announce that it would enter administration.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Monumental's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 2010 title, "MotoGP 09/10" (PS3).

The company has been involved titles released on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2011 release "MotoGP 10/11" (Xbox 360).

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