Slightly Mad Studios founders Ian Bell and Andy Garton have announced that they have founded Gamagio to make mobile and social games. While they had previously worked on racing titles like GT Legends, GTR 2 and the Need for Speed: Shift series, now over 50 staff are working on titles for Facebook set to release this year.

Gamagio is creating new gaming experiences, new ways to play and interact, and we see social and mobile gaming as key to that, said Bell.

Our class-leading social gaming engine has been built from the ground up to support the leading edge HTML5 technology, said Garton. Which is central to the ever changing social and mobile gaming landscape, as well as plugin free 3D graphics standards such as WebGL.