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EXCLUSIVE: The Entire Rare Staff of 2008

EXCLUSIVE: The Entire Rare Staff of 2008

So on New Years Eve I was doing some traveling by bus and had my Nintendo 3DS and Rare’s Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise with me. I hadn’t played the game in years and even then I hadn’t put much time into it so figured that then was as good a time as any. I turned on the game, went through a couple of tutorials and then went to check out what all was in the options menu. It was here that I discovered that you could watch the credits to the game already so I started them up and was shocked at what I saw. The Pocket Paradise credits actually lists every single individual who was working at Rare at the time! It first lists those who worked on the game and then from there it goes on to include the ‘Rare Family’, who is basically everyone else who was still employed at Rare at the time of the game’s release in 2008. To the best of my knowledge, Rare hasn’t done this with any of their other titles, and if they have then it has been a very poor oversight on my part.

Provided for you all here is the entire Rare portion of the game’s credits so that you, too, can know who was employed at Rare in 2008…

Game Design

  • Gary Richards

Additional Design

  • Joseph Humfrey
  • Paul Machaceck

Lead Software Engineer

  • Rob Ware

Software Engineers

  • Trever Attwood
  • Mark Bryant
  • Joseph Humfrey
  • Lee Hutchinson
  • Arturo GTZ Lopez
  • Gareth Lough
  • Ben Wilson

Lead Artist

  • Dean Smith

Artists

  • Dermot Fanning
  • Chris Peil

Character Animation

  • John Mummery

Music & Sound Effects

  • David Wise

Team Lead

  • Gary Richards

Producer

  • Paul Machacek

Game Manual

  • Leigh Loveday
  • Jon Severn

Community Manager

  • George Kelion

Head Of Rare Test

  • Huw Ward

Lead Test

  • Anthony Salway

Rare Test

  • Luke Monton

Rare Management

  • Mark Betteridge
  • Kieran Connell
  • Simon Farmer
  • Gregg Mayles
  • Lee Musgrave
  • Lee Schuneman

Viva Pinata Team

  • Riko Agarie
  • Nicola Bhalereo
  • Phil Baker
  • Ian Bolton
  • Andy Burt
  • Steven Brand
  • Edward Bryan
  • William Bryan
  • Steve Burke
  • Andy Burt
  • Peter Campbell
  • Matthew Carter
  • Jose Fernandes Castro
  • Justin Cook
  • Salvatore Feliccia
  • Andrew Fenwick
  • Richard Geary
  • Charles Goatley
  • Andrew Hall
  • Stephen Hall
  • Jamie Hughes
  • Grant Kirkhope
  • Adam Kitching
  • James Lawrence
  • Steve Mayles
  • Elissa Miller
  • Robin Moore
  • Eion O’Flynn
  • Adam Park
  • David Parkinson
  • Andy Patrick
  • John Pegg
  • Chris Phillips
  • Andrew Pollington
  • Brent Poyntan
  • Gavin Price
  • Giles-Evans Pritchard
  • Neil Pryce
  • Patrick Rabbette
  • Ryan Stevenson
  • Chris Sutherland
  • Dave Symmonds
  • Andrew Thomas
  • James Thomas
  • Eike Umlauf

The Rare Family

  • James Ackroyd
  • Ryo Aggrie
  • David Allmond
  • Anthony Ambrue
  • George Andreas
  • Jason Baggett
  • Jim Ballard
  • Marguerite Barrett
  • Robin Beanland
  • Tom Berry
  • Andy Bette
  • Sally Bette
  • Mike Boutton
  • Duncan Botwood
  • Rod Boyd
  • Felix Brann
  • Ross Bullimore
  • Elaine Burgess
  • Nick Burton
  • Dave Buttress
  • Ross Bury
  • Daniel Carey
  • Diane Cavson
  • David Clifford
  • Nathan Cookburn
  • Dawn Cole
  • Gareth Cook
  • Henry Coupe
  • Rich Cousins
  • Phil Cousins
  • Pete Cox
  • Simon Craddick
  • Steven Crow
  • Doug Crouch
  • Dave Clinick
  • Paul Cunningham
  • John Doyle
  • Phil Dunne
  • Mark Edmonds
  • Ali Eslami
  • Michelle Everitt
  • Ryan Firehaw
  • Gavin Flint
  • Georgio Grecu
  • Simon Garges
  • Mark Green
  • Tom Grove
  • Mull Grover
  • Brendan Gunn
  • Julie Gunn
  • Keri Gunn
  • Dan Harris
  • Ash Henstock
  • Pete Hentze
  • Dave Herod
  • Dave Hill
  • Matt Hill
  • Tom Hill
  • Shelley Hodgekins
  • Sharon Holden
  • Ellen Holland
  • Steve Horeburgh
  • Jim Horth
  • Jay Howse
  • Steve Hurst
  • Ben Hymere
  • Damiano Iannella
  • Lynne Jackson
  • Phil Jackson
  • Tom Kuhn
  • Olivier Ladeuix
  • Sashoon Lee
  • Kuan Leong Low
  • Frank Li
  • Mark Lucas
  • Bjorn Madsen
  • Nio Makin
  • Steve Malpass
  • Chris Marlow
  • Robert Massella
  • Stephen McFarlane
  • David Meen
  • Paul Mikell
  • Ben Miller
  • Adam Miller
  • Neal Mitchell
  • Richard Morrall
  • Paul Mountain
  • Alex Mourant
  • Dale Murchie
  • Donnchadh Murphy
  • Richard Nguven
  • Matt Osbond
  • Wil Overton
  • David Paschute
  • Martin Penny
  • Matt Perry
  • Thang Phung Dinh
  • Shawn Pile
  • Carla Prada
  • Richie Prado
  • David Quinn
  • Keith Rabbelle
  • Sergey Rahkmanov
  • Shawn Read
  • Gary Richards
  • Louise Ridgeway
  • James Rogers
  • Dave Rose
  • Simon Scarle
  • Chris Seavor
  • Katherine Sellar
  • John Severn
  • Eddie Sharam
  • Scott Sims
  • Amrit Singh
  • Guy Snowdon
  • Jafar Soltani
  • Nilles Sonnemans
  • Matthew South
  • Damian Sparkes
  • Carole Stamper
  • Stephen Stamper
  • Nikolay Stefonav
  • Mark Stevenson
  • Marion Storer
  • Ben Swinton
  • Sebastion Sylvan
  • Gary Talbot
  • Simona Tassinari
  • Dave Thomas
  • Corinne Tilley
  • Chris Tilston
  • Alan Tipper
  • David Tipper
  • Phil Tossell
  • Martin Uhrin
  • Mike Vine
  • Koslas Vlahavas
  • Alan Ward
  • John Warlow
  • Richard Watson
  • Matt Wells
  • Denise Wilson Gleeson
  • Andy Wilson
  • Dean Wilson

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4 thoughts on “EXCLUSIVE: The Entire Rare Staff of 2008

  1. SonOfSam

    These are Still at Rare as of Jan 2013:

    • Paul Machaceck
    • Arturo GTZ Lopez
    • Ben Wilson
    • Leigh Loveday
    • Anthony Salway
    • Luke Monton
    • Gregg Mayles
    • Phil Baker
    • Ian Bolton
    • Peter Campbell
    • Justin Cook
    • Andrew Hall
    • Jamie Hughes
    • Steve Mayles
    • Eion O’Flynn
    • Adam Park
    • John Pegg
    • Ryan Stevenson
    • Chris Sutherland
    • James Thomas
    • David Allmond
    • Jim Ballard
    • Marguerite Barrett
    • Robin Beanland
    • Nick Burton
    • Rich Cousins
    • Pete Cox
    • Paul Cunningham
    • Simon Garges
    • Tom Grove
    • Pete Hentze
    • Dave Hill
    • Shelley Hodgekins
    • Ellen Holland
    • Jim Horth
    • Lynne Jackson
    • Tom Kuhn
    • Mark Lucas
    • Bjorn Madsen
    • Chris Marlow
    • Robert Massella
    • Stephen McFarlane
    • David Meen
    • Ben Miller
    • Neal Mitchell
    • Paul Mountain
    • Dale Murchie
    • Richard Nguven
    • David Paschute
    • Martin Penny
    • Thang Phung Dinh
    • Louise Ridgeway
    • Dave Rose
    • Simon Scarle
    • Katherine Sellar
    • Amrit Singh
    • Guy Snowdon
    • Jafar Soltani
    • Nilles Sonnemans
    • Matthew South
    • Mark Stevenson
    • Gary Talbot
    • Alan Tipper
    • David Tipper
    • Koslas Vlahavas
    • Alan Ward
    • John Warlow
    • Richard Watson
    • Andy Wilson

  2. SonOfSam

    * Simon Scarle is gone as well

  3. SonOfSam

    Kinect Sports also lists the company apart from Chris Seavor at the time who asked not to be included.

  4. SonOfSam

    Sorry, Andy Betts is still there I think and replace Huw Ward is there but not Alan Ward.

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