Codemasters' performance has been one of consistent and accelerating success. Profitable every year since start-up, turnover for the 12 months to 30.06.1999 was £59 million, with profit before tax of £21 million.
Established in 1986, Codemasters has a wealth of experience in the creation and publishing of computer/video games. Consistent success is reflected in the 878 weeks Codemasters' games have spent at Number One in the UK charts and the more than 60 #1 hits across Europe. Voted 'Publisher of the Year' in 1998 by Edge Magazine, Europe's leading gaming consumer journal, Codemasters continues to grow into the global marketplace.
Codemasters' record clearly illustrates its strength as a content provider. This, coupled with its publishing expertise, has provided the corporate flexibility to successfully adapt to what has, throughout its 13-year history, been an evolving marketplace. Thus Codemasters is ideally positioned to take full advantage of the current metamorphosis of the market with the advent of the Internet and other interactive media networks.
The New Media department is developing the new business and gaming opportunities that are emerging as technology continues to evolve. Such developments will enable Codemasters to move steadily to full global exposure of its products.
Codemasters' success is founded upon a culture of excellence in gaming, a true understanding of what games players want - and the ability to create it. This is as true for Internet and on-line games as it is for consoles and PCs. It is a technology-based culture, always at the cutting edge of technical developments and innovations. This culture is at the heart of Codemasters' current planning, preparing to maximise its position in the exciting and growing world of electronic entertainment.
Codemasters currently employs over 380 personnel, with offices in the USA, France, Germany, Spain and Holland. Headquarters are located in a beautiful rural location in Central England on a 140 acre site. The purpose-built office complex will ultimately accommodate 600 staff.
Further sustained growth is expected in 2000 with an impressive list of titles, including Colin McRae Rally 2.0, Micro Maniacs, WTC World Touring Cars, Prince Naseem Boxing, World Championship Snooker, Insane, Pro Pool and many more.
Codemasters now work with an increasing number of talented external developers from around the world. If you are a development studio interested in working with us, and you have proven experience or an impressive new game demo, please click here for more information.
For enquiries about Codemasters, please contact Bruce Everiss, Head of Communications
|Codemasters Group Limited.|
|Founders and Executive Directors||David Darling & Richard Darling|
|Managing Director||Nick Wheelwright|
|Sales and Marketing Director||Michael Hayes|
|Financial Director||Sarah Gosbell|
|Commercial Director||Anthony Price|