Behind every good man is a team of good developers, and Kwalee founder David Darling is acquiring talent in spades right now, this week sees 23 year old Barnaby Smith join the ever expanding and vastly talented development team here at Kwalee.
Barnaby graduated top of his year and has a first class degree in Computer Games Programming from the University of Huddersfield. He has quickly established himself as 'one to watch' in the international gaming community. At this tender age he has already worked as a lead programmer on multiple projects for Canalside Studios and he can also boast work for Neon Play and Four Door Lemon.
His greatest achievements to date are easy to pin down: lead programmer on 'Bravo Force: Last Stand' an iOS first person shooter with over 1,000,000 downloads that has hit the number one spot in over 7 countries including Spain and France. He also worked on the iPhone, iPad, Mac number one selling game 'International Cricket Captain 2011'
A few words from the Kwalee newbie:
"I'm very excited to become part of the Kwalee team. Kwalee is really the best of both worlds as it combines an astounding amount of industry experience from veterans like David Darling and Andrew Graham with its ability as a young studio to change with the rapidly moving mobile market."
Barnaby's favourite games over the years include: GTA: Vice City, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Dune 2000, Initial D Arcade Stage
Kwalee is a company based in Leamington Spa that develop and publish social multiplayer games for iPhone and other mobile devices.
Founded by David Darling CBE, co-founder of Codemasters, with decades of experience at the top level of the video game industry and contributions to many #1 games on numerous platforms in his CV. Kwalee is different. We seek to excite and entertain our customers with innovative new products that provide special experiences.
Our ethos is based around a set of core values that put the customer first and which harness the creative skills of our staff to the maximum in order to do so. Kwalee is always very actively looking for those special people who want to join us in our exciting journey.