Dynamo Games

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Dynamo Games
Video game developer
Industry Computer and video games
Founded 2004
Headquarters Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Products Championship Manager Mobile Football Tycoon The Crystal Maze Dizzy Drops Soccer Tycoon
Number of employees
Website www.dynamogames.com

Dynamo Games Ltd is an independent video game developer and publisher based in Dundee, Scotland. Established in 2004, it was the first developer working exclusively on mobile platforms to win a gaming BAFTA award,[1] and one of the first studios to develop titles for the Google Android mobile operating system. Besides developing games for various handheld formats, Dynamo launched several applications for mobile phones using Java technology.

The company has a focus on developing sports titles and had translated several television franchises into the mobile phone format. Notable achievements include the BAFTA award-winning mobile version of Championship Manager 2007.[2]

Dynamo Games was a certified member of the UK game industry trade association The Independent Games Developers Association (TIGA).[3]

As of 16 February 2009, Dynamo Games became an officially approved developer for the Nintendo DS, Wii, and Wiiware.[4] As of April 2009, Dynamo was developing its series of then new but unnamed titles for these Nintendo formats.

Dynamo Games had announced it will switch its focus to the growing social games genre as the studio expands and moves to larger premises.[5]


Stuart Reid, Brian McNicoll, and Stuart Anderson all met while studying Applied Computing at the University of Dundee. They graduated in July 2003 and started Dynamo Computing Solutions.[6]

In 2004, Dynamo Games was established following the development of several successful mobile titles released under the Dynamo Computing Solutions name. Since then, the company has gone on to receive several industry awards[7] and has produced a range of critically acclaimed titles.

The developer is based in the city of Dundee, which itself is located in the Tayside region of Scotland.

Game development[edit]

Dynamo creates games and applications for many platforms: BREW, N-Gage; Android, iOS, Symbian, Nintendo DS, and PSP.

Dynamo Sports[edit]

In February 2009, Dynamo Games launched a dedicated brand for its line of sports titles named Dynamo Sports.[8] The series started with developing the Independent Games Festival award-nominated Football Tycoon.[9]


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