"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 Late Shift, The Bunker, Doctor Dekker 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, 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, and Wales Technology Award Winner 2017 & 2018. 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, The Complex and Interrogation 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 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, Technical Director
Richard Pring is Technical Director of Wales Interactive. Richard's prior experience ranges from technical artist/design to programming and producing for the media, games and entertainment industries. He is a BAFTA Cymru award winner 2012/13 for Games, University of South Wales Graduate of the Decade and co ran the Welsh Games Development show two years running. He also worked as part of the GamesLab project sparking and developing the games industry in Wales. He has a great practical knowledge of the direct download market and game development pipeline, and has worked on all the major mobile platforms and console platforms to date and currently has 30 published titles. Including Attack Kumquat (iOS, PC), Kitten Calculator (iOS & Android), Jibs Jump (iOS & Android), Mr Frog the Neighbours Dog (iOS & Android), Mrs Sprat Next Doors Cat (iOS & Android), Combombo (iOS & Android), Go Candy (iOS & Android), Stride Files: The Square Murder (iOS & Android, Mac), Jack Vs Ninjas (iOS & Android), DJ Space (iOS & Android), Gravity Badgers (Wii U, PC, Mac, iOS & Android), Master Reboot (PC, Mac, PS3 & WiiU), Infinity Runner (PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS3 & Wii U), Soul Axiom (PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Wii U & Xbox One), Coffin Dodgers (PS4 & Xbox One), The Bunker (PC, Mac, PS4 & Xbox One), Knee Deep (PS4 & Xbox One), Don't Knock Twice (Steam VR - HTC Vive & Oculus, PSVR)