Based in Tokyo, Japan
January 1st, 2010
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Dadako is an Independent Video-games Studio Based in Tokyo, Japan
"Dadakko" in Japanese means "brat". We are a plucky young company that has roots in mobile app and game development on iOS.1999-2009
Dadako.com was registered in 1999 and served as a portfolio site for games worked on by Dadako founder Hawken King (Gamecube, Playstation, Gameboy Advance, Flash, Director, & Interactive TV).2010-2014
Dadako's first independently developed app "Facemakr" was released to an early iOS market, gaining much popularity for it's innovative UI and lightweight Vector engine. Facemakr was featured heavily by Apple. Facemakr HD was a day 1 launch title for the iPad, which made it to #1 paid app on the app store in several countries. Facemakr also was pre-installed to demo iPhone handsets in Apple stores in the UK and Japan, and Softbank stores in Japan. Our second app, Bath Time was one of the first titles for iOS to be developed with Unity3D. Dadako went on to develop more apps & 3rd party development during this period.2015-now
Dadako is currently developing a new title "Pixel Pirate™ in Bits of Eight". Videos and screenshots can be found in the project link below. Our finished title Pirate Pop, is coming to multi-platform in Q2 2016.
Twitch.tv interview about Pixel Pirate YouTube
Pixel Pirate at Tokyo Indie Fest YouTube
Bath Time YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "GBJam Silver Award - Pirate Pop." - Game Boy Jam 2015
- "Featured app - Facemakr." - App Store (US, UK, Germany, Japan) May ~ June, 2010
- "no.1 US iPad app - Facemakr." - App Store (US) May ~ June, 2010
Pixel Pirate™ project described in full here: http://pixelpirate.dadako.com.
Facemakr project described in full here: http://facemakr.com.
Team & Repeating Collaborator
Founder, Creative Director, Lead Programmer
Freelance Sound Engineer
Carles Vallve, Janet Fu, Kyoko Soya, Daniel Dressler, Matt Smith, Benjamin Thomas, Mark McFarlane & Aaron Hull.