Factsheet

Developer:
Dadako Studios
Based in Tokyo, Japan

Founding date:
January 1st, 2010

Website:
dadako.com

Press / Business Contact:
hello@dadako.com

Social:
twitter.com/dadakostudios
facebook.com/dadakostudios

Releases:

Address:
(email us)

Phone:
(email us)

Description

Dadako is an Independent Video-games Studio Based in Tokyo, Japan

History

Early history

The domain Dadako.com was registered in the year 2000 by Dadako's founder, Hawken King. (yes that is his real name) "Dadakko" in Japanese means "brat" and after being called this several times by his Japanese teacher he decided to register it as a domain name. Shorter is better in the internet world and Dadako was born. Hawken spent the next ten years making games and websites for employers and clients, honing his craft and occasionally writing about it on this very site. In 2009 Hawken came up with an idea for an Avatar generating app on iOS and quit his job to make it happen. He put everything he had into running an office for the 6 months it would take to develop this app.

After that

Dadako's first app "Facemakr" was released to an early iOS market, gaining much popularity for it's innovative UI and Vector engine (4mb for 500 face parts). It was featured on the USA, UK, German and Japanese app stores. Not long after Dadako released Facemakr HD as a day 1 launch title for the iPad, which made it to #1 paid app on the app store in several countries. Later in 2010, Facemakr was pre-installed to demo iPhone handsets in Apple stores in the UK and Japan, and Softbank stores in Japan. Dadako has since released 6 more apps and is now fully invested in making gaming software for VR headsets.

Projects


Videos

Monstermakr YouTube

Bath Time YouTube


Images

There are far more images available for Dadako Studios, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


logo

Awards & Recognition

  • "Featured app - Facemakr." - App Store (US, UK, Germany, Japan) May ~ June, 2010

Team & Repeating Collaborators

Hawken King
Founder, Creative Director

Justin DiCenzo
Musician, Freelancer

Liam Conroy
Programmer, Freelancer

Contact

Inquiries (address to Hawken King)
hk@dadako.com

Twitter
twitter.com/hawkun


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