Factsheet

Developer:
Smithsoft
Based in Brisbane, Australia

Founding date:
2012

Website:
smithsoft.online

Press / Business contact:
support@smithsoft.com.au

Social:
twitter.com/Smithsoft_Games
facebook.com/smithsoftgames

Releases:
Space Bot Alpha
Pandoras Books

Description

We make beautiful games for all players.

History

Early history

With a background in Software Engineering for companies like Nokia & Google, Sarah Smith comes to game development with over a decade of mobile development experience. Building on love of games since creating Dungeons & Dragons modules on her own web-server while studying for a BSc (Comp Sci), Sarah opened Smithsoft in 2012.

First Games

Smithsoft's first game was Ethex 2080 an unpublished sci-fi adventure; followed by iOS game Space Bot Alpha in 2014. In 2015 Sarah worked on a number of prototypes, including a game caled Word Monsters which would eventually become Pandora's Books.

Recently

In January 2016 Smithsoft went to the next level moving to The Coterie to set up a studio. The new studio's first title Pandora's Books was developed by Sarah from Jan to Aug 2016. Wren Brier joined the studio for this time, doing art on the game; and Jane Dyson was Producer & handled Marketing.

Sept 2016

The core team of Smithsoft Games is currently Sarah Smith (Founder & Developer), Jane Dyson (Producer/Marketing) and Crystal Htay (Community/QA). With Pandora's Books out in the App Store, the studio is now hard at work with updates, and promotion of the game.


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (39MB)
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logo

Awards & Recognition


Selected Articles

  • "How a One-Woman Dev Team Made a Game Work on Older Devices"
    - Jeremy Ray, Kotaku
  • "Game and App Explosion Looms as More People Embrace Mobile Gadgets"
    - Sophie Foster, Courier Mail

Lean Studio Slides
"How to Run a Lean & Creative Studio" slides from MGF 2016 smithsoft.online.


Team

Team roster as at: July 2016

  • Sarah Smith
    Founder & Programmer
  • Wren Brier
    Art Direction & Design
  • Jane Dyson
    Marketing & Production
  • Crystal Htay
    QA, Community Management & Level Design
  • Camila Duran
    Background Artist
  • Zander Hulme
    Music & Sound Designer
  • Sidra Munawar
    Background Artist
  • Sean Warton
    Marketing Art & Trailer Development

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