Tag Games

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Tag Games
Video game developer
IndustryComputer and video games
HeadquartersDundee, Scotland
ProductsAngry Birds Action!
Downton Abbey: Mysteries of the Manor
Moshi Monsters Village
Cat Tap Fever
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes
Funpark Friends
Dr Who: The Mazes of Time
Car Jack Streets
Astro Ranch
Dead Water
Number of employees
50 approx

Tag Games Ltd. is an independent video game developer and publisher based in Dundee, Scotland. Established in 2006, it is focused on creating games for mobile, tablet and wearable platforms and was one of the first European studios to develop titles for both the iPhone and iPad.[1]

Tag is a certified member of the UK game industry trade association The Independent Games Developers Association (TIGA).[2] The firm is based in Scotland in the city of Dundee, which is a recognised hub for computer game development.[3]


Paul Farley, Jamie Bryan and Robert Henning founded Tag Games in 2006. Paul Farley and Jamie Bryan had previously been part of development teams at DMA Design and Vis Entertainment where they worked on titles such as Grand Theft Auto, Space Station Silicon Valley and State of Emergency.[4]

The studio's output consists of a mix of original IP development and commissioned work. Tag's clients include Rovio , Activision, EA, Ubisoft, Namco Bandai, Channel 4, Big Fish Games and Wooga.

In June 2011 the studio released its first free-to-play mobile game, Funpark Friends. The game was later nominated for IMGA, Bafta and Herald Scotland mobile games awards, winning the Herald Scotland best Scottish Mobile Game 2011.[5] The studio has since gone on to develop a number of free-to-play titles, including Angry Birds Action, Downton Abbey: Mysteries of the Manor and Moshi Monsters Village.

In its ten-year history Tag has created titles for the following platforms: Java ME, BREW, Symbian, C++, Android, iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod), Wii, PSP and Nintendo DS.


In chronological order:

Title Release Year Platform Publisher
Dead Water -- mobile
Rock'n'Roll -- mobile/iOS
Granny In Paradise -- mobile
Football Pro -- mobile
Love Guru -- mobile
All Stars Darts -- iPhone
Car Jack Streets 2008 mobile/iPhone/DS/PSP/Vita TV
Smash it Up -- iPhone
Christmas Rock'n'Roll -- iPhone
GUTS -- iPhone
Red Ball Challenge -- iPhone Endemol
B-Boy Beats -- iPhone Mobile Pie
Team Monster -- mobile/iPhone
Astro Ranch 2009 iPhone/iPad
True Grit 2010 mobile/Android Paramount
Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time 2011 iOS/Android BBC
Funpark Friends 2011 iOS/Android
Hotel GB 2012 iOS/Android Channel4
Hotel Vegas 2013 iOS/Android
Hotel Vegas 2013 iOS/Android
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes[6] 2013 iOS/Android Ubisoft
Talking Poppet 2014 iOS/Android/Kindle Mindcandy
Moshi Monsters Village 2014 iOS/Android/kindle Mindcandy
Cat Tap Fever 2014 iOS 505 Games
Downton Abbey: Mysteries of the Manor 2015 iOS/Android/Kindle Activision
Toby 2015 WatchOS Wooga
Angry Birds Action! 2016 iOS/Android Rovio Entertainment


  1. ^ Stuart, Keith (16 January 2009). "Tag Games and the wonder of iPhone". London: Guardian.
  2. ^ "TIGA: Representing the Games Industry". Archived from the original on 22 December 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Dundee's Computer Games Industry 'Vibrant'". Dundee SNP. 1 September 2010.
  4. ^ Jon Jordan. "Daring to be different: Tag Games on the move from GTA to Granny in Paradise (and back again)". Pocket Gamer.
  5. ^ "Tag Games' Funpark Friends wins Herald Scotland Digital Business Award 2011 for best Scottish game". Pocket Gamer. 31 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes coming to iOS and Android". Joystiq.

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