Scary Fish is a fresh and dynamic
videogame developer specialising in game design, outsourcing,
and content production.
The company was originally established in 1999 as Thalamus
Interactive Ltd. by veteran journalist and games designer Andy
Roberts, an all-rounder with some 14 years’ industry
experience with a variety of high-profile videogame and
publishing companies such as Acclaim Entertainment Inc., Sony
Computer Entertainment, Future Publishing, and Imagine Media.
Having worked in a number of different roles, on several
triple-A products, he took the decision to start his own
company focusing on entertainment software for handheld
systems, and later, next-generation consoles. The aim was
simple: deliver quality products on time and within budget.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Scary Fish represents both a re-branding and a shift in focus
for the company, and has been established to capitalise on
industry changes over the last 12 months, not least the sheer
diversity of gaming platforms and the continuing trend of
larger Publishers and Developers outsourcing more of their
What We Do
Scary Fish is not strictly a developer in the formal
sense, more a resource point for companies looking to
outsource. We have always favoured the use of highly
experienced freelancers and satellite teams; now we’re putting
that network to use and offer a one-stop service to Publishers
and Developers, focusing on the smaller details as well as the
Such is our broad talent base, Scary Fish offer a complete
one-stop service: we can handle every aspect of development,
including Project Management, Scheduling, Design, Code, Art,
Audio, and even often-neglected materials such as strategy
guides and mini-websites. This allows Publishers and
Developers to outsource multiple assets to just a single
If you’re a major Publisher looking for development teams, or
even a Developer looking to sub-contract assets, SKUs, or
conversions, we offer a flexible and professional approach to
each and every project, regardless of timescale or budget,
delivering quality product every time. Please refer to
our services page for more information.
Our Track Record
Our close-knit team of dedicated professionals team shares
over 35 year's industry experience, having collectively worked
on over 160 titles for world-class developers and publishers,
on formats ranging from Commodore 64 and SNES, to PC and Game
Boy Advance, right through to the PS2 and Xbox.
Experts in their respective fields, all Scary Fish staff have
a proven track record, high standards, bright ideas, fresh
enthusiasm, the utmost professionalism, and a realistic
attitude towards the development process, bringing their
wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise to every
project. For more information, please refer to our
At the heart of every product lies sophisticated technology, the
culmination of over a decade’s knowledge and expertise. Such
is the nature of our dynamic and flexible approach, as well as
our detailed knowledge of technology past and present, every
product is guaranteed to push the machine to its very limits.
Additionally, this wealth of re-useable technology allows us
to prototype potential concepts extremely quickly.
Though the company’s focus has always been on producing the
best possible results on current hardware platforms, we also
do a considerable amount of planning for up-and-coming
advances in technology. As well as forming strategic alliances
with Publishers and Developers, we are also in the process of
developing technology for a variety of mobile, hand-held, and
next-generation platforms. We’re also developing several
original Brands and IPs.