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:
Pirate Pop Plus
Pixel Pirate

Phone:
COMPANY_PHONE

Description

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

Dadako is retro games - the best of yesterday, today! Do you love games of the 8-bit era? Chiptune? Pixelart? Dadako has you covered. Striving to deliver nostalgic fun with attention to detail. Based in Tokyo but headed up by a Brit, dadako has the right melange of old-school influence and western wit to make its games shine.

We are currently developing a new title called: "Pixel PirateTM in Bits of Eight", and have a game soon to be released on WiiU and new 3DS called "Pirate Pop Plus", published by 13AM Games.

History

What

"Dadakko" in Japanese means "brat". This brat has it's roots in mobile app and game development.

When

Dadako.com was setup in 1999, when the internet was made out of wood. Archeologists say that many layers of dadako existed, but now all that remains is pixel art games.

Why

In 2010 dadako's founder released an app called "Facemakr" to an early iOS market, sadly Apple loved the app and shipped half a million units on iPhones and later iPad. Facemakr made it to #1 paid app on the app store in several countries, and Apple pre-installed it on their demo handsets in stores.

This surprised the founder, so he kept making apps. The rest as they say, is history.

Projects


Videos

Twitch.tv interview about Pirate Pop YouTube

Twitch.tv interview about Pixel Pirate YouTube

Pixel Pirate at Tokyo Indie Fest YouTube

Ora2 Stain Battle YouTube

Monstermakr YouTube

Bath Time YouTube


Images

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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

Facemakr
Facemakr project described in full here: http://facemakr.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Hawken King
Founder, Creative Director, Lead Programmer

Justin DiCenzo
Freelance Musician

Harry Waters
Freelance Musician

Matthew Ivic
Freelance Sound Engineer

Liam Conroy
Freelance Programmer

David Lycan
Freelance Programmer

Carles, Janet, Kyoko, Daniel, Matt
Many thanks.

Contact

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

Twitter
twitter.com/hawkun


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