Who is Kwalee?

We are a dynamic game studio - a developer and publisher of Hyper Casual, Hybrid Casual, and Casual mobile games as well as video games for PC and consoles. With an emphasis on creativity and innovation, our game studio has established itself as a leading force in the industry, producing high-quality games for players around the world. As a game company, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in gaming, and our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to delivering unforgettable gaming experiences.


Kwalee was founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters. With studios around the world, including Leamington Spa (the UK’s biggest game development hub outside Greater London), our team includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of gaming experts.

And in case you’re wondering where the Kwalee name comes from, it’s an Australian Aboriginal word meaning ‘wait for me’, a homage to David’s grandfather who taught him electronics and had a sailboat of the same name.

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Our Proudest Achievements

  • Over 1 billion mobile Hyper Casual, Hybrid and Casual game downloads
  • Kwalee Gaming publishes thrilling games for PC and Consoles
  • Our publishing team use our expertise to help developers achieve long-term profitable success
  • We’ve grown to over 350 team members working in studios or remotely around the world
  • Socially responsible - we’re a Women in Games Ambassador and support Special Effect, GamesAid and FareShare
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Led By Gamemakers

David Darling CBE

CEO and Founder
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David, CEO of Kwalee and co-founder of Codemasters, is a games industry pioneer. But to find success, he had to ignore the school teacher who told him that programming games was a waste of time. His passion and drive to entertain players with fun games has helped Kwalee become a leading games developer and publisher.

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Jason Falcus

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Jason has learned a lot about being an outstanding leader from his career in the games industry. A former programmer and designer himself, Jason published his first game in 1983, when he was only 13. He founded his own game company in 1988 and after director roles for other major publishers, he joined Kwalee and has shaped us into the successful game studio we know today.

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Our Biggest Years As A Game Studio

(Look How Fast We’ve Grown!)















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Our Team Is Spread Across The World

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Tictales, Paris, France

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Kwalee Portugal, Almada

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As a Game Publisher, we’re super proud of our awards

Mobile Publishing

We want to partner with ambitious mobile game developers to publish successful and profitable games on iOS and Android. We have a tried, tested and repeated chart-topping game launch process and can give your studio complementary skills support like marketing, production, localisation, and monetisation.

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PC Console Publishing

We’re ready to introduce your game to our industry connections and marketing, production, publishing and data science expertise. Our team has vast experience across AAA, double-A, and indie game development and we give games our passion and personal touch.

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The Kwalee Blog

Read our our latest games and publishing articles. We interview people from across the spectrum of the games industry, share news and unique insights into the latest video game and development trends, knowledge and news.