This is my personal website but 99% of my ‘working’ life is now my new mobile games studio ‘First Light Games’.
Let me quote our website:
“First Light Games aims to elegantly bring the pleasure of deep game mechanics to a mass audience. We are a group of seasoned game makers from diverse gaming industry backgrounds, assembled to build a world class studio. Our ambition is to deliver globally accessible games that can be enjoyed for years to come.
Founded in 2018, these are early days but expect to hear more from us in the very near future. “
The best bet to see a bunch of my work is to go and check out my Tumblr blog.
It’s full of my noodlings…
Apart from being a deeply significant recording from my childhood by Randy Crawford , Street Life is also the name of a series of prints I made in 2017.
You can also buy them in via the shop page.
Or go straight to them: HERE
Or go listen to the fantastic song HERE
I worked at ustwo full time for 8 years during which time I established the games ‘team’ that went onto become ustwo games ltd.
While I was Director of the team I was lucky enough to find and recruit an incredible group of professionals and together we created Monument Valley.
It was a surprise huge hit that changed all of our lives and ustwo as a company.
If you haven’t played the game please seek it out on your mobile App Store.
Whale Trail is the first game by what became the ustwo games team but at the time was just a beautifully mixed up gang of misfits making it up as we went along.
I designed and directed a video of the song he wrote for the game and we all had great time making this daft video in a green screen studio in south London.
Immediately after releasing the game we were given a publishing deal by Penguin books to produce the story of Willow the Whale. The book came out on Apple’s woeful iBook format but I will document all this properly in another post along with the artwork.
We ended up working with a (I believe now defunct) production company called ‘Absolutely Cuckoo’ to produce this teaser animation in the hopes of getting Whale Trail made into a children’s television program.
While this video is wild and the show had great potential we ultimately didn’t nail the core of the show’s narrative and didn’t get it commissioned. I’ll discuss my abhorrence of the children’s TV commissioning process in another forum…
I did whoever have a fantastic time designing the puppets who were created by the very talented Stitches and Glue.
During 2006/7 I created a series of flyers for the Big Chill Bar in King’s Cross. As I was primarily known for creating images of girls with weird hair, I created a series of girls with weird hair……