Lionhead Studios veterans join Turbulenz to build HTML 5 titles

Former Lionhead Studios veterans leave for Turbulenz, a UK-based HTML5 developer.

Lionhead Studios veterans Adam Langridge, Rob Wyle, and Chris Matthew, formerly of the Fable: The Journey development team, are now developing for UK-based Turbulenz to create new games in HTML 5.

Rob Wyle will now take on the position of senior designer, while Chris Matthews and Adam Langridge join Turbulenz as software engineers and senior engineer, respectively.

Speaking to, Wyle stated he hopes to bring "a certain amount of next-gen gaming to the biggest audience possible."

"I want millions of people to play my games, and HTML5 is device agnostic - as long as you've got a device with a browser you can play the game that we put out there."

While debate over the success of HTML5 for games development is rampant, it is said to offer connectivity across any devices that can support a browser, and allows for quality assurance tests to be tackled quickly. According to Langridge, "It's the difference between compiling code and just hitting refresh in your browser.

"We get ten times more stabs at getting things right every day, so in the first few weeks of making our new game we've had as much progress as we could have expected in two months in console development."

Turbulenz is described as an "empowering game creation and publishing platform that allows developers to rapidly create, publish and monetise a new generation of browser games online." The company was founded in early 2009 by a group of former directors and programmers from EA.

More from Polygon

The horror of Five Nights at Freddy's

  • Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron King Overview

  • Spacecom: a fast 4X built for multiplayer

  • Pillars of Eternity builds on role-playing classics

  • Tour the 1 KB hard drive built inside Minecraft

Latest Discussions

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.



Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.