Factsheet

Developer:
Force Of Habit
Based in Bristol, United Kingdom

Founding date:
3 September, 2012

Website:
forceofhab.it/

Press / Business Contact:
contact@forceofhab.it

Social:
Twitter
Facebook

Releases:
Dysbiosis
Neon Caves
Toast Time
Friendship Club

Address:
12 Great George Street
Bristol
BS1 5RH

Phone:
N/A

Description

Force Of Habit is an independent games studio founded by Ashley Gwinnell and Nick Dymond.

History

History

Nick Dymond and Ashley Gwinnell met at a local game jam event in Bristol. After their jam game placed second in the Extended Play Festival that year, they returned as a team to participate in the Global Game Jam and developed Omnivium. With similar interests discovered in audio-oriented and experimental game design, they continued working together in game jams, continually raising the bar on what they could achieve in short bursts of time. After Ashley finished his degree in Computer Science, Nick quit his job and Force Of Habit was born.

Recent

Since formation, Force Of Habit have been working hard on their debut release. Toast Time, which is out now on Android and iOS, and is coming soon to Windows Phone.

When they've not been filling their faces with bread-based products, they've been working on their next "top secret" project, and on music and sound design for Simon Roth's Maia.

Videos

Rezzed Game Jam presentation (43:50) YouTube

Nick Dymond interview at Explay 2012 YouTube

Images

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There are far more images available for Force Of Habit, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!

Awards & Recognition

  • "People's Choice Indie Award for "Timmy Bibble's Friendship Club"." - GEEK 2014. 23 February, 2014
  • "Best Game / Grand Prize for "Timmy Bibble's Friendship Club"." - TIGA Game Hack. 17 November, 2013
  • "Winner, Best New IP." - TIGA Awards. 6 November, 2013
  • "Nomination, Best Start-Up." - TIGA Awards. 14 October, 2013
  • "Game of the Show for "Neon Caves", Explay Festival." - Assembly Rooms, Bath. 1 November, 2013
  • "Highly Commended, Explay Festival Game Jam." - Assembly Rooms, Bath. 1 November, 2012
  • "Winner, Wellcome Trust's Gamify Your PhD Jam." - Wellcome Trust, London. 4 September, 2012
  • "Runner Up (2nd place), Explay Festival Game Jam." - National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth. 3 November, 2011

Selected Articles

  • "Stalwarts of numerous jams who craft games of striking quality."
    - Martin Robinson, Eurogamer
  • "Force Of Habit & Clockwork Cuckoo win Wellcome Trust "Gamify Your PhD" game jam."
    - Paul Dean, IndieN
  • "Scientist and developer team wins Wellcome Trust dev contest"
    - Will Freeman, Develop Online

Team & Repeating
Collaborators

Ashley Gwinnell
Director. Art & Programming

Nick Dymond
Director. Audio & Design

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