Factsheet

Developer:
Dr Davient Ltd
Based in Brighton, England

Founding date:
June 3rd 2016

Website:
drdavient.com

Press / Business contact:
dave@drdavient.com

Social:
twitter.com/drdavient
facebook.com/blockships
Skype

Releases:
Blockships

Address:
11 Hove Business Centre
Fonthill Rd
Hove
BN3 6HA

Phone:
+44776154320

Description

Dr Davient Ltd - is a studio (of 1!+) devoted to making games that are uncompromisingly fun. Founder Dave Cooper develops games with passion and inspires talent from around the globe to join him in taking over the world.

History

Early history

Dr Davient was initially the nom de blum for Daves passion projects of Game Jams, Improv Comedy and Rock and Roll. As an associate professor at Beijing University of Aeronautics Dave taught video game design and development and edited scientific journal papers for Frontiers in Computer Science. In 2013 Dave joined PLAYIR as a co-founder, after meeting founder Ash at GMIC Beijing they co-worked and Ash was keen to get Dave onboard after seeing his work on Blockships. A short but successful period followed during which PLAYIR was mentored through Mozilla WebFWD looked promising until a falling out at the Global Game Jam in 2014. In 2015 while waiting for fellow Beijing Game devs Supertype to begin a playtest, he was spotted coding his side project Blockships and headhunted into Longtu Game. The financial crisis of summer 2015 led to Dave's team spinning out of Longtu Game in the fall struggling to make it as a short lived indie company called imba. By the end of 2015 Dave decided it was time to put his money where his mouth was - take the opportunity to move back to the UK and go full time on Blockships.

After that

2016 has been an exciting time for Dr Davient and Blockships. As Runner Up for best game in its first conference CEGC, Vienna, Blockships won its first award. And since then Blockships has also been selected for the Gadget Show Live, the PAX 10, and the Tokyo Games Show.

Projects


Videos

Blockships Trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition


    Blockships
    The Illegitimate Lovechild of Space Invaders and Tetris http://playblockships.com.


    Team & Repeating Collaborator

    Dave Cooper
    CEO, Developer

    Emma Kantanen
    Artist, Freelancer

    Glenn Van der Geuten
    Sound Effects, Freelancer

    David Origlieri
    Sound Track, Freelancer

    Sujan Mcglynn
    Artist, Freelancer


    presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks