Based in Tokyo, Japan
January 1st, 2010
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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.
"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.
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
Bath Time YouTube
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!
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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 project described in full here: http://facemakr.com.
Team & Repeating Collaborator
Founder, Creative Director, Lead Programmer
Freelance Sound Engineer
Carles, Janet, Kyoko, Daniel, Matt