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Magic Notion is an independent game developer founded by Richard Franke, on a quest to make amusing, thought provoking, inclusive and original games.
Richard Franke - Founder/Director
Richard has worked in the games industry since 1996 on a string of award winning titles including:
Startopia (PC) - Artist
Urban Chaos (Dreamcast/Playstation/PC) - Artist
Burnout 3: Takedown (Playstation 2/XBox) - World Artist/UI Artist
Burnout: Revenge (Playstation 2/XBox/XBox 360/PC) - Environment Art Lead
BLACK (Playstation 2/XBox) - Environment Art Lead
Burnout Paradise (Playstation 3/XBox 360/PC) - Associate Art Director
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Playstation 3/XBox 360/PC) - World Design Consultant
Burnout CRASH! (iOS) - Creative Director
Tearaway (PS4, PS Vita) - Senior Artist
Dreams (PS4) - Senior Artist
Richard has also been doing drag on the side since about 2009. His alter ego 'Kitty Powers' has hosted a number of events, and stars in Magic Notion's titles 'Kitty Powers' Matchmaker', ‘Kitty Powers’ Love Life’ and ‘Kitty Powers’ Speed Date’.
Ben Morris - Technical Lead
Ben started making games as a hobbyist in 2003, before releasing his first commercial indie game in 2009.
After studying computer games programming at University, he ran a work-for-hire games company, Jet Stone Studios, from 2012 to 2016. Since then, he has worked as a contractor on all games in the Kitty Powers series.
Shellblast HD (Xbox Live Indie Games) - Developer
greenTech+ (Xbox Live Indie Games) - Developer
Driver: San Francisco (Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC) - Tools Programmer
Fuz Rush (iOS, Android) - Developer
The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 2 (iOS, Android, PC) - Programmer
Magic Notion was formed in January 2013 by Richard, shortly after he left EA Criterion.
He teamed up with Graduate Software Engineer Kieran Keegan, who had previously applied for a job at Criterion. His skill set was more appropriate for what Richard had in mind, and they began working on their first project.
Bringing in contractors when necessary, they have developed their first game 'Kitty Powers' Matchmaker' using the Unity engine.
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Richard Franke - Founder, Director, Design
Ben Morris - Technical Lead, Design
Allan Franke - Writer, Design
Daniel Thomas - Art