So I'm creating this thread to talk about some of the other Former RARE devs who split off into new indie devs that are now creating their own games. I figured it might be a good way for some of the other forum goers who may not know about the other teams to look into them and see what they may be working on. I'll list the ones I know and if anybody knows other ones please post them here. Playtonic is not alone in their dreams of making the games they want, THEIR WAY. Here are some other companies =)
1. Gory Detail Limited- Headed by Chris Seavor the director behind Conker's Bad Fur Day and the voice of Conker himself created this company with other ex-RARE devs ( i believe some who worked on conker/killer instinct) and created Parachute Stan for ios and android. It's currently working on "The unlikely legend of Rusty pup" for the WiiU,3DS, ios, and android phones. http://www.gory-detail.com/
2. Fortune Fish- Founded by Tim Stamper last year as a mobile phone game company with his Son (presumably) Joe Stamper. Their First game is called "that bouncy thing" for ios, and android. http://www.fortunefish.co.uk/index.html
3.Nyamyam- Founded in 2010 by Phil Tossel who was a software engineer for diddy kong racing, starfox adventures and kameo and former Director of gameplay at rare, and his Co-Founder Jennifer Schiedereit who worked on the original kinect sports at RARE. They released a game last year called "Tengami" which is a cool popup story puzzle adventure game for ios and WiiU. http://nyamyam.com/
I was looking into the other companies like flippin pixels, Crytek UK, etc. But flippin pixels seems inactive with no website to visit and the last post on their twitter being in september 2013. Crytek UK (formally Free Radical Design of time splitters fame) seems to have been unofficially shut down with most of it's staff being transferred to deep silver dambustor studios. I thought about referencing Retro Studios as it has some ex-RARE devs on it's team but I don't really know how many. Anyway those are the three big one that are still active that I know of, please post more if you find any =)
Personally, aside from Yooka-Laylee I'm REALLY looking forward to Rusty Pup!