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This Liverpool-based developer specialises in high-quality games for PCs and consoles. With the increasing popularity of gaming during lockdown, the company says it has never been busier. It has more than 120 staff and is hiring more animators, programmers and artists, with a focus on experienced developers and recent graduates. Its latest title — a sci-fi horror game called The Persistence that sees players battling mutants aboard a starship — came out in May. The founding team, led by managing director Graeme Ankers, 47, met at Sony Studio Liverpool, and in 1995 created Wipeout, one of the first games for the original Sony PlayStation. Sales hit £6.2m in 2019.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank42
CompanyFiresprite
ActivityVideo games developer
LocationLiverpool
Average 3 year sales growth80.59%
Latest sales £000s*6,186
Staff107
Founded2012
Websitewww.firesprite.com

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