|Parent||Vivendi Games (2005-2008)|
Swordfish Studios Limited was a British video game developer based in Birmingham founded by Trevor Williams and Joan Finnegan (wife of Paul Finnegan, former managing director of Rage Software Limited) in September 2002.
Games developed by the company include two best selling International Rugby titles, including World Championship Rugby. Others include Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 and Cold Winter. In 2004, Swordfish Studios was named 'Developer of the Year' by The Independent Games Developers Association.
Swordfish Studios was acquired by Vivendi Universal Games in June 2005, becoming a fully owned studio of Sierra Entertainment.
On 12 November 2008, Swordfish's Manchester studio was sold to Monumental Games. Swordfish's Birmingham studio was acquired by Codemasters on 15 November 2008 after an agreement with Activision Blizzard. It is now known as Codemasters Birmingham. The studio closed down in 2010. Many of the former Swordfish Studios employees have been hired by Crytek UK.
|2004||World Championship Rugby||Acclaim Entertainment||Sports||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|2005||Brian Lara International Cricket 2005||Codemasters||Sports||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|2005||Cold Winter||Vivendi Universal Games||First-person shooter||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|2009||50 Cent: Blood on the Sand||THQ||Third-person shooter||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|2010||Gedda Headz||Swordfish Studios||Multiplayer||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|