Factsheet

Developer:
Simian Mind
Based in Ottawa, Canada

Founding date:
November 3, 2009

Website:
simianmind.com

Press / Business contact:
info@simianmind.com

Social:
twitter.com/simianmind

Releases:
Aliens Above!
SMEd

Description

Games by Canadian independent developers Alex Dawson, Chris Dawson, & Zack Dawson.

History

Early History

Simian Mind is a Canadian game development company formed in 2009 by Alex Dawson, Chris Dawson, and Zack Dawson. During its early years, the team worked part-time on a variety of prototypes. Out of these prototypes, Aliens Above! quickly caught their interest. The team worked hard to realize Aliens Above!, an ambituous project that would require its own engine and tools to be created. Finally, in 2013, Aliens Above! was completed and released for iPad.

SMEd

During the creation of Aliens Above! and their various prototypes, the Simian Mind team required level design and content creation tools that were not available at the time. As a result, the team spent a large amount of time and effort creating tools for Aliens Above!, and felt compelled to make them available to other developers. However, these tools had originally been intended for in-house development only, and they would need to be heavily reworked in order to be made more accessible. Fortunately, the team now had the ability to work full-time on Simian Mind projects. After an additional year of effort, the SMEd free-form level editor platform was released at the end of 2014 to the community as free and open-source.

Recent

Simian Mind continues to work on new projects. During the development of Aliens Above!, plans for their next game began to take shape. Their attention is currently focused on creating this game, a new arcade-style shooter, set to release in 2015.

Projects


Videos

Aliens Above! Trailer YouTube

SMEd Tutorial - Using Physics YouTube


Images

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SimianMind_Banana_noBubble_Small.png
SimianMind_Banana_Small.png

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Team & Repeating Collaborator

Alex Dawson
@alexdawsonca

Chris Dawson
@ChrisDaws0n

Zack Dawson
@zackDdawson


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