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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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Why royalties make Kings and Queens of us all

Why royalties make Kings and Queens of us all

There is a story which Philip and Andrew Oliver enjoy telling about our first meeting together at a trade show back in September 1986 (http://www.olivertwins.com/history/page/7). They came to Richard and I with a fantastic new game called Super Robin Hood, and we quickly made them…

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Kwalee are on the lookout!

Kwalee are on the lookout!

We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join our team. Due to the multiplayer, user-generated nature of the games we are working on, we are currently searching for a Server Programmer. After an internal promotion we’re also looking for a Head of QA to help…

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The Next-Gen Darling

The Next-Gen Darling

Jess and I back in my Codies’ days There are lots of hard-working, family businesses around the world and one thing many have in common is trust. When I was starting out, I had the support of my brother and my dad. With a combination…

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Opening the doors to success

Opening the doors to success

I left Codemasters in 2007 because I didn’t want to spend my entire life working in one company. Yet what I felt during my years in the gaming wilderness was a sense that I may have left gaming but gaming had definitely not left me….

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Mind Control

Mind Control

Mind Control was the name of one of my games at Mastertronic and also a topic for discussion in the recent interview I did with Damien McFerran at NinendoLife. http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/07/former_codemasters_boss_dont_rule_nintendo_out     http://www.lemon64.com/?mainurl=http%3A//www.lemon64.com/games/details.php%3FID%3D1682   Wow, look at those screenshots!  Can you get to Zyco’s brain?…

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David Darling Talks NES, Game Genie & Micro Machines Exclusively with Nintendo Life

David Darling Talks NES, Game Genie & Micro Machines Exclusively with Nintendo Life

Last week Damien McFerran of Nintendo Life conducted a video interview with David Darling here at the Kwalee offices and today that article and video has gone live. Damien has over a decade of professional writing experience under his belt and there are rumours that…

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Sheep Costumes & Retro Games

Sheep Costumes & Retro Games

Picture Above: David Fullick, David Darling, Natelie Griffith, Chris White MP Leamington, Dan Griffiths   Last week I was honoured to be invited to open a new exhibition space in my hometown of Leamington Spa. Backspace is a 2-week celebration of Leamington’s game makers with…

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Smartphones will render compact digital cameras extinct by 2015

Smartphones will render compact digital cameras extinct by 2015

The rate of change in technology and in our behaviour with electronic devices is quite stunning. Just a handful of years ago I travelled with a whole pile of devices. A mobile phone, a laptop computer, an MP3 player, a portable gaming device, a camera,…

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Would you rather be Zynga or EA?

Would you rather be Zynga or EA?

  By David Darling – Kwalee CEO The media is awash with negative Zynga stories following the news that the world’s leading social games company lost 40% of its share value and posted a quarterly net loss of $22.8 million. At the end of this article on Eurogamer,…

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Jurassic consoles could become extinct

Jurassic consoles could become extinct

Kwalee CEO and Codemasters co-founder, David Darling, on the digital revolution, the rise of free-to-play games and the fall of game consoles. Sony and Microsoft cannot let the retailers dictate game prices going forwards if they want to break free from the current over-priced model,…

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David’s Blog: Twitter

David’s Blog: Twitter

If you want to follow me on twitter my page is: @DavidDarlingCBE Just go to the page and click on Follow.    

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David’s Blog: VVV Interview

David’s Blog: VVV Interview

Alan Boiston Interviews me about Codies and the plans for Kwalee. “Codemasters have become one of the world’s biggest publishers but where did it all begin and where are the founders now? I speak to David Darling one of the two company founders and discuss…

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Games Expo East Kent 2012

Games Expo East Kent 2012

Stardate 15.2.2012 Bruce and I travelled down to Margate for GEEK 2012, Games Expo East Kent.

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GEEK 2012

GEEK 2012

David’s Blog Stardate: 17 Feb 2012: I’m off to Margate, Kent tomorrow Sat the 18th Feb, to talk on a panel at GEEK 2012, games expo at 2pm.

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Enjoying being back

Enjoying being back

31 Jan 2012   I’m really enjoying being back in such an exciting industry.

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