"Wi CREATE ORIGINAL VIDEO GAMES THAT ENTERTAIN THE WORLD”
Wales Interactive is a multi-award winning video games and interactive movie publisher & developer. We pride ourselves in being an unshackled independent developer and producer creating and funding our own ideas exclusively from our Pencoed studio in South Wales. This includes all writing, design, programming, art, music, marketing and we even publish our own games. As well as making our own titles we have evolved into a Video Games & Interactive Movie Publishing Label collaborating with some of the most talented games developers and film makers across the globe to help bring their original creations to new platforms.
We’ve gained worldwide critical acclaim for our growing collection of gaming titles including Late Shift, Don’t Knock Twice, The Shapeshifting Detective, Time Carnage, The Bunker, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, Typoman, Soul Axiom, Coffin Dodgers, Gravity Badgers and Master Reboot. Our collective portfolio has achieved over three million downloads to date and counting.
We have also established ourselves as one of the driving forces behind the ‘rebirth’ of the FMV genre with the success of our interactive movie titles such as The Complex, Late Shift, The Bunker and The Shapeshifting Detective. We plan on blurring the lines between film and games even more over the next few years with some very exciting titles to come.
We are official Playstation, Nintendo and Xbox console developers and support all the latest next generation platforms including all the new VR hardware (HTC Vive, Oculus VR and Playstation VR). In addition we also develop for PC, Mac, Linux, Browser, iOS & Android platforms and we know what it takes to create quality interactive products to tight deadlines and get them to the direct download and boxed market place.
Since our inception back in 2012 our studio has been fortunate enough to be nominated for over 100 awards. Accolades achieved to date include BAFTA Cymru Games Award Winner 2012, 2018 & 2019, Microsoft Beautiful Games Award 2014, Appster's Award for Best Indie Game Developer 2014, GREAT Face of British Business Winner 2015, South Wales Business of the Year 2014 & 2016, Wales Technology Award Winner 2017 & 2018 and The Queen’s Award 2020 for Enterprise. You can check out the complete list of nominations here.
Our core team has over 20 years games development & publishing experience and have worked on a vast array of published products that have sold millions worldwide. Our latest titles, Maid of Sker and The Complex see our growth and success continue as we've become a state of the art indie games publisher & developer with the ability to create, develop, publish, market and sell our games globally for all the next generation platforms.
We are passionate about video games and our aim is to create original games that entertain the world as well as put Wales on the video games map.
The company's owners and founding members are Dr David Banner MBE, Managing Director and Richard Pring, Technical Director.
Dr David Banner MBE, Co-Founder, Co-Owner, Managing Director
David Banner, aka Dai, is a multi-award winning video games designer, producer, director and entrepreneur. He started his video games career back in 1995 at Eidos interactive in London as a pixel pusher and over the years has worked for many of the leading games development companies before co-founding his own successful studio in Wales. In that time, he has worked on over 50 titles encompassing a wide variety of gaming platforms including PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox. His games have achieved in excess of 10 million sales worldwide and counting. He has a vast knowledge of all aspects of the games industry including development, marketing, publishing and distribution which has helped me become one of the leading video game entrepreneurs in Wales. As well as being a three time BAFTA Cymru winner in 2017 he received the St David Award for Enterprise, the highest honour Welsh Government can bestow on a Welsh citizen. This was for his entrepreneurial achievements establishing the Games Industry in Wales and its positive impact on the Welsh economy. he was also recognised the following year in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018 where he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire — MBE —for “services to the video games industry”. His softology includes: Maid of Sker (PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One), The Complex (PC, Mac, iOS, PS4, Xbox One & Switch), Late Shift (PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One & Switch), Don't Knock Twice (Steam VR - HTC Vive & Oculus, PSVR, Xbox One & Switch), The Bunker (PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One & Switch), Time Carnage (Steam VR - HTC Vive & Oculus & PSVR), Soul Axiom (PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Wii U & Xbox One), Master Reboot (PC, Mac, PS3 & WiiU), Conflict:Denied ops (PC, Xbox360, PS3), The Great Escape (PC, Xbox, PS2), Conflict:Desert Storm II (PC, Gamescube, Xbox, PS2), Conflict:Vietnam (PC, Xbox, PS2), Crimewave (Sega Saturn)
Richard Pring, Co-Founder, Co-Owner, Director
Richard Pring is a Multi-Award Winning film and video games director, producer, designer and entrepreneur. He has been an entertainment industry professional over a decade beginning his career with the Animation and Television company Calon then later going on to co-founding his own successful studio Wales Interactive in 2012. In that time, he has worked on over 30 titles encompassing a wide variety of gaming platforms including PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox achieving millions of sales worldwide and counting. He has a vast knowledge of all aspects of the film and games industry including development, marketing, publishing and distribution which has helped him become one of the leading video game entrepreneurs in the UK. Best known for his work on Maid of Sker and the Interactive Movie genre with titles such as The Complex, Late Shift and The Bunker he has become an three time BAFTA Cymru winner in that time. The success with the entertainment aspect has only been bolstered by his business acumen with over 50 awards under his belt including the Queens Awards 2020 for International Trade, Young Entrepreneur at South Wales Business Awards 2016 and South Wales Chamber of Commerce 2017 and the University of South Wales “Graduate of the Decade” for his successful entertainment industry career to date. Alongside this he was also recognized in 35 Under 35 best business men in Wales as well are garnering UK wide recognition becoming one of Develops 30 Under 30.