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UK Business Man Turns To Game Development Following A Break-In Which Forced His Shop To Close

Published August 21, 2014 by |

A Lincolnshire-based developer is set to release his debut game after a break-in forced his shop to close.

Paul F (born Paul Fisher; he now goes by the single initial) previously ran a seaside gift shop, but after a break-in at his business in late 2011 he found himself unable to afford the costs required to continue trading.

Seeking a new career path, Paul F turned to a game prototype that he had been working on two weeks prior to the unfortunate break-in.

Over 5,000 hours of coding later NeonXSZ (pronounced Neon Excesses), a first-person shooter set in cyberspace, is set for release for PC, Mac and Linux on Steam this Friday, August 22nd.


Speaking to Gamebrit, Paul told us:

The robbery forced my hand and I decided to devote myself to the new game project. Originally I planned to work on it for a year, see where it went, and if it showed real signs of promise I would finish it and try and make a career change. I quickly became totally dedicated to making the game a success in order to turn the robbery into a positive event in my life.”

In NeonXSZ the player controls an anomaly in an operating system. For more information on NeonXSZ, visit the games homepage or follow via Twitter.