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Kwalee Quarterly Team Building Event – Zorb Football

Kwalee Quarterly Team Building Event – Zorb Football

Today Kwalee staff attended another action-packed team building event – zorb football. In truth, the football was often left behind as bashing, crashing and hilarious falls took centre stage. One or two scorchers did manage to find their way into the imaginary nets though! British bulldog and…

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Storm of ideas in Kwalee’s first hackathon!

Storm of ideas in Kwalee’s first hackathon!

In the past two weeks there’s been a storm of ideas at Kwalee! We have some brilliant minds here but recently there’s been no limit for these ideas to fly thanks to our first hackathon! Although everyone’s suggestions and feature requests to improve PlayPhoto are…

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New Year, New Chief Technology Officer!

New Year, New Chief Technology Officer!

With the new year Kwalee announced that in recognition of Pedro Caria’s long term commitment and dedication to PlayPhoto and Kwalee and his outstanding technical skills, he’s been promoted to Chief Technology Officer. Pedro has been working as Lead Programmer at Kwalee for the last…

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Kwalee Quarterly Team Building Event – Indoor Trampoline

Kwalee Quarterly Team Building Event – Indoor Trampoline

Today Kwalee staff attended their quarterly team building event – Indoor Trampoline! Everyone experienced the thrill of jumping between trampolines and even bouncing off the walls! Balancing skills were tested on the twist ladder whilst aiming  to ring the bell at the top (though not…

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Sneak peek of working in the gaming industry

Sneak peek of working in the gaming industry

Do you love games? Wouldn’t you like to be part of the process of creating them? If you’re still not in the gaming industry now is a great moment to get into it! According to Newzoo, games worldwide will generate over $99 billion in revenues…

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Develop interview with David Darling

Develop interview with David Darling

James Batchelor, from Develop, recently interviewed David Darling about Kwalee’s new game PlayPhoto. With PlayPhoto you can gamify your life! Play thousands of photo quizzes and compete on global leaderboards or turn your photos into fun games to share with the world!  As David Darling…

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Gamify your life and turn your photos into a quiz with new app, PlayPhoto

Gamify your life and turn your photos into a quiz with new app, PlayPhoto

UK based indie developer and publisher, Kwalee, today launched PlayPhoto, an amazing free social quiz app that revolutionises the quiz game genre. With the average smart phone user taking more than 150 photos a month, PlayPhoto answers the question – What do you do once…

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Time Monkeys Explodes onto Apple TV

Time Monkeys Explodes onto Apple TV

UK based indie developer and publisher, Kwalee, today announced the worldwide launch of Time Monkeys exclusively for Apple TV. Time Monkeys was designed by Andrew Graham and is his first original title since the global hit Micro Machines games. It’s a 3D action adventure with…

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Kwalee Quarterly Team Building Event

Today Kwalee attended their quarterly team building event – laser combat – in Stottesdon, Shropshire. It was reds versus blues and after 6 rounds the event finished as a tie. Much rolling, jumping, ducking, dieing and laughing was done by all. It was rather less…

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Jason Falcus appointed COO of Kwalee

Jason Falcus appointed COO of Kwalee

Kwalee Press Release 26th August, 2014, Silicon Spa, United Kingdom Kwalee today announce that Jason Falcus is joining as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to help run the company’s operations. David Darling, CEO of Kwalee says: “I’ve known Jason for 26 years, and we have worked together…

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Kwalee Quarterly Team Building Event- Disc Golf

Today Kwalee Staff attended our quarterly team building event- Disc Golf! The staff were split into teams of 4’s and 5’s (plus one dog) to play the 18 holes of boggy, bushy and ruthless wilderness that is the outskirts of leamington. Discs were thrown, tempers…

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Kwalee Summer BBQ August 2014

Today we had the Kwalee Summer BBQ. Staff’s family and friends all attended on what proved to be a sunny, fun packed, food filled day with plenty of laughter and some very questionable “sport”. The hovercraft was extremely popular throughout the day, providing an adrenaline…

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Kwalee Programming Vacancies

We are currently looking to hire talented programmers and senior programmers for exciting new games we are developing. Programmers at Kwalee need to deliver high quality, innovative and extremely fun mobile games. You will be required to design, create and develop excellent quality and reliable…

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Kwalee Quarterly Team Building Event – Zombie Apocalypse

Today Kwalee staff attended our quarterly team building event – Zombie Apocalypse! Staff formed a corporate special forces team sent into a top secret research facility that had lost all contact with the outside world. We were assigned different roles within the team, including Commanding Officer,…

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Kwalee takes Mobile Gaming beyond the Next Level

Kwalee takes Mobile Gaming beyond the Next Level

It has been 2 years in the making but steady development by a small and dedicated team has produced Kwalee’s new server technologies to support its long term goals.  David Darling’s desire to return to the gaming industry was kindled by what was then a…

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Kwalee Quarterly Team Building Event – Longswords

Today Kwalee attended their quarterly team building event – Longsword self defence – at the Grange, Balsall Common. Staff were trained in a variety of Longsword self defence techniques, using close combat moves to effectively divert the attacks of an oncoming opponent. A thoroughly great…

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Kwalee Quarterly Team Building Event – Archery

Kwalee staff recently attended their quarterly team building event – Archery at Adventure Sports Ltd near Warwick. This proved a very entertaining day out and consisted of a tutorial and practice session followed by a team competition. Staff were split into two groups to compete…

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Kwalee looking for freelance artists to help with demanding schedule of releases

Kwalee looking for freelance artists to help with demanding schedule of releases

With four games currently in development for release in the coming months, Kwalee’s Art Department are working more than flat out lovingly crafting art for our eager audience. The standard is set to a very high level as the Farm Fighters teaser art amply demonstrates….

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Art Smiths in training

Art Smiths in training

Last blog, I promised to tell you about some of the training we’ve been doing as a department to increase the skills of our Art Smiths at Kwalee. But what is an Art Smith you may say? A good question, which I’m glad you have…

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State of the Art

State of the Art

Some of you avid readers may have noticed that the Art Department has been rather quiet on the website of late. I thought it would be great to fill you in on some of the exciting things that we’ve been doing and so allay some…

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