Press Kit


Force Of Habit
Based in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Founding date:

3 September, 2012


Press / Business Contact:


Bristol Games Hub
77 Stokes Croft




Force Of Habit


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

History: 2012 - 2016

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.

Nick and Ashley worked on multiple titles including their debut, cult-hit Toast Time (Android, iOS), Neon Caves, Sinking Feeling, Friendship Club, and many other prototypes and work-for-hire projects.

History: 2016+

In January 2016 Nick left Force Of Habit in the capable hands of Ashley to embark on his own, curious, solo adventure. Now, when Ashley hasn't been filling his face with bread-based carbohydrates, he's been working on 'makenines', releasing September 2016.


Mini Releases


EGX TV - Friendship Club Interview
Rezzed Game Jam Presentation (43:50)
Nick Dymond interview at Explay 2012


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Awards & Recognition

  • "Nomination, Best Coder/Developer." - TechSPARKies. October, 2014
  • "Nomination, Best New Studio." - Develop Awards, 2014
  • "Winner, Best New IP." - TIGA Awards. 6 November, 2013
  • "Nomination, Best Start-Up." - TIGA Awards. 14 October, 2013

Selected Articles

  • "Stalwarts of numerous jams who craft games of striking quality."
    - Martin Robinson, Eurogamer