Exclusive: TENS! Marks The Return Of Codemasters’ Co-Founder To The World Of Nintendo

“The overwhelming majority of our team members are avid Switch players”.

Kwalee might not be a studio that is instantly familiar to many console players, but the name of the man who founded it should ring a bell. David Darling, along with his brother Richard, established Codemasters in the ’80s to create software for home computers like the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 before transitioning to consoles with titles like Micro Machines and Dizzy. The firm also took on the might of Nintendo – and won – with its Game Genie cheat device, and would become one of Europe’s most prolific publishers and developers, a position it holds to this very day.

Darling parted company with Codemasters in 2007, founding Kwalee in 2011. The company’s focus has predominantly been “hypercasual” smartphone games and its titles – which include the likes of Shootout 3D, Bake it and Off The Rails 3D – have been downloaded over 300 million times worldwide.

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