142 Chapel Street
White Paper Games is a small game development team based in Manchester, UK. We currently have a team of 6 with 2 freelances. We have a small studio in the heart of Manchester, UK and are currently working on our first title, Ether for PC and Mac.
White Paper Games was founded in the summer of 2011 by Benjamin Hill and Pete Bottomley. After completing a Masters in Games Design at the University of Central Lancashire Ben and Pete both realised that their passion for games design and development was something that needed to be expressed through their own ideas and creations. After making some difficult choices regarding their careers in the games industry Ben and Pete decided to go it alone and brave the daunting task of setting up their own game development studio in order to make games that would bring deep and rich experiences to players.
After their initial conception and business set-up the daring duo started production on Ether, a now two-part mini-series that aims to explore human memories through a stark and gritty science-fiction world. Soon after development began Ben and Pete were joined by Oliver John Farrell, James Henry Burton and Nathanial Jordan Apostol who were to focus on the art, sound and musical composition of the title. Continued work saw the release of their debut trailer in July 2012 followed by an appearance by Ben at Develop Conference 2012 in two key sessions, Developer Dialogues (part one) and Trails of a Graduate Start-Up Studio.
Success has continued to follow White Paper Games as in September 2012 they were awarded a £25,000 grant from Abertay Universities Prototype Fund scheme allowing them to move into their own studio in the heart of Manchester as well as expand the team by one in the form of programmer David Smith.
Ether One is now due for release in the second quarter of 2013 with Ether Two following later on in the year.
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