Liverpudlian Martin Kenwright set up his first company, Digital Image Design (DID), in his twenties. After carving out a niche in flight simulators and licensing his tech to NATO training programmes, he sold the studio to Infogrames before his 30th birthday. Next, he set up Evolution with Ian Hetherington. That studio developed five WRC games before creating MotorStorm for PS3’s launch. MotorStorm’s success led to an acquisition by Sony and Kenwright signed a contract with a noncompete clause that kept him out of the industry for five years. He founded Starship in May 2013, and his current team includes veterans from Studio Liverpool, Bizarre Creations, DID and Evolution.