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:
Pixel Pirate

Phone:
COMPANY_PHONE

Description

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

History

What

"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.

Projects


Videos

Twitch.tv interview about Pixel Pirate YouTube

Pixel Pirate at Tokyo Indie Fest 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

Pixel Pirate™
Pixel Pirate™ project described in full here: http://pixelpirate.dadako.com.

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 Vallve, Janet Fu, Kyoko Soya, Daniel Dressler, Matt Smith, Benjamin Thomas, Mark McFarlane & Aaron Hull.
Many thanks.

Contact

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

Twitter
twitter.com/hawkun


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