Ukie Hotline: Game Dragons - Philip Oliver

Information & Contact Details

On the 01st August, 10:00am - 16:00pm, Philip Oliver from Game Dragons is available to answer questions on the Ukie Hotline. Read on for more information.  

About Game Dragons

There are few people more qualified to advise on the business of Video Games than Philip and Andrew Oliver. ​They now bring their 35+ years in the industry, and their relentless passion and drive, to help others succeed.

They published their first game in 1983 aged just 15, and went on to establish three companies, to employ over 600 people and to create over 160 games across all platforms, selling over 45 million units with a retail value in excess of £1.2bn.


They founded and ran the award-winning Blitz Games Studios for 23 years, and went on to sell their next business, Radiant Worlds, to Rebellion in 2017 for a multi-million pound sum. They picked up several Guinness World Records along the way, including 'Most Prolific 8-bit Video Game Developers', with over 50 games released and over half of them becoming UK #1 bestsellers.

What type of questions can I ask Philip? 

There are many areas of game development they can advise on. This means they can identify many different areas for improvements and understand how they would ripples across a studio, the people, process and the games.

How do they charge?

They discuss what’s required and come up with a fair and affordable rate; anything from a day rate, monthly retainer for on-going advice, or a commission on money raised.

The important thing is they are keen to ensure they offer value for money, so would rather turn work down if they don’t think their advice would be worth more than what is paid.

Their first meeting is always free.

If you’d like to talk to us please get in touch!