Kwalee is a developer and publisher of smartphone apps based in Leamington Spa, England.
Kwalee was founded in 2011 by David Darling, who has been writing successful commercial video games since he was 11 years old. He co-founded Codemasters in 1986, which became a highly respected, world class game developer and publisher with massive global successes. For services to the video game industry David was awarded a CBE by the Queen.
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. We are concentrating on multiplayer games with innovative gameplay. The game industry’s evolution from physical to digital distribution is one of the many inspirations for the company.
Kwalee employs 20 people, including Andrew Graham (of Micro Machines fame), Adam Philbin, designer of several hit iOS games and James Horn, an accomplished video game artist. Bruce Everiss is the CMO, with David Darling’s father, Jim, serving as Chairman, a role he held for many years at Codemasters.