Founded in 1987 by Eric Matthews, Steve Kelly and Mike Montgomery, the Bitmap Brothers released a number of highly-regarded games in different genres across a number of platforms.
In 1988 The Bitmap Brothers released their first game, a shoot 'em up called Xenon. Xenon became the first Amiga game to enter the UK top 40 charts, selling over 100,000 copies.
Later that year The Bitmap Brothers released a future-sport game called Speedball, an arcade sports simulation, a recipient of many awards.
In 2004 Mike Montgomery and John Phillips left The Bitmap Brothers to found Tower Studios with Jon Hare.