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As that weird android from Ridley Scott's Prometheus once said: "big things come from small beginnings". Or was that Lawrence of Arabia..? Anyway... It's a quote that can be attributed to the creation of many of our favourite game developers, but is perhaps most valid when describing the early days of Rare Ltd.

Of course, we don't need to tell you that Rare is most famous for its lucrative partnership with Nintendo, during which it bashed out a number of stone cold classics including Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye 007, and Perfect Dark among others. Before the glory days, however, founders Tim and Chris Stamper helmed the short-lived production studio 'Ultimate Play the Game', based in the market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch in the United Kingdom.

To find out exactly where the Stamper brothers set up shop during the '80s, our sister site Time Extension takes a deep dive into the workings of Ultimate Play the Game and what the area of Ashby-de-la-Zouch looks like today. Check out the full article for a truly fascinating dive into the origins of one of the most influential game studios of all time.

What's your favourite game from Rare Ltd? Did you play any of Ultimate Play the Game's titles? Let us know!

[source timeextension.com]