I Ustwo Games

Factsheet

Developer:
Ustwo Games
Based in London, England

Founding date:
February 1, 2013

Website:
landsendgame.com

Press / Business contact:
press@ustwo.com

Social:
twitter.com/ustwogames
facebook.com/landsendgame

Releases:
Lands End

Address:
62 Shoreditch High Street
London
E1 6JJ

Phone:
+44 20 7613 0433

Description

ustwo games is an award winning mobile games studio, based within ustwo studios ltd.

History

The Early Days

ustwo games is a manifestation of the spirit of invention within digital product studio ustwo ltd. With the launch of the App Store in 2008 the studio began creating a series of apps focused on creativity and entertainment, scoring numerous top spots in a variety of categories before setting its sights solely on mobile games. The first title under this new direction was the endless-flyer Whale Trail which resonated highly enough with fans to spin-off into publishing and TV development. The team followed up with the pure-bred puzzle game Blip Blup.

Monument Valley and Beyond

A round of recruitment in 2013 added a new clutch of games industry professionals to the team and resulted in the Apple Design Award and BAFTA winning mobile hit, Monument Valley. In keeping with the team and ustwo studio’s core values, MV focused on user experience and elegance in presentation. This dedication to craft and platform specific design is carried through to the latest release, ‘Land’s End’ which represents our contribution to the possibilities of virtual reality.

Projects


Videos

Land’s End Trailer YouTube

Land’s End Trailer 2 YouTube

Monument Valley Trailer YouTube


Images

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There are far more images available for Ustwo Games, 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

  • "Winner iPad Game of the Year" - - Monument Valley, 2014
  • "Winner Apple Design Award" - - Monument Valley, 2014
  • "Winner BAFTA Best Mobile and Handheld Game" - - Monument Valley, 2014
  • "Winner BAFTA Best British" - - Monument Valley, 2014
  • "Winner DICE Achievement in Art Direction" - - Monument Valley, 2014
  • "Winner GDC Best Handheld/Mobile Game" - - Monument Valley, 2015
  • "Winner GDC Innovation Award" - - Monument Valley, 2015
  • "Winner GDC Best Visual Art Award" - - Monument Valley, 2015
  • "Winner Grand Prix 11th International Mobile Gaming Awards" - - Monument Valley, 2015
  • "Winner PocketGamer Award Best Overall Game" - - Monument Valley, 2015
  • "Winner PocketGamer Award iOS Game of the Year" - - Monument Valley, 2015
  • "Winer Unity Award Best 3D Visuals" - - Monument Valley, 2014
  • "Winner Unity Award Community Choice" - - Monument Valley, 2014
  • "Winner Develop Awards Contribution in Audio" - - Monument Valley, 2014

Selected Articles

  • "Monument Valley is the most elegant game I’ve ever played"
    - Tim Schafer,
  • "The most sublime hour my iPad has ever given me… and the value of such a thing is incalculable."
    - Mike Fahey, Kotaku
  • "Brilliant design… Stayed with me like a dream I didn’t want to forget… 9/10"
    - Danielle Riendeau, Polygon
  • "Monument Valley stuns with its serenity… Each screen is a work of art"
    - Taylor Casti, Huffington Post

Monument Valley official website
Find out more about Monument Valley at http://www.monumentvalleygame.com.

Land’s End official website
Find out more about Land’s End at http://www.landsendgame.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Neil McFarland
Head of Games

Peter Pashley
Technical Director

Daniel Gray
Executive Producer

Ken Wong
Game Designer, Lead Artist

David Fernandez Huerta
Senior Artist

Jonathan Topf
Senior Artist

Van Le
Programmer

Manesh Mistry
Programmer, Audio Design

Michael Anderson
QA Tester, Junior Tools Programmer

Matthew Newcombe
Senior Programmer

Adrienne Law
Production Assistant

Todd Baker
Freelance Audio Producer


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