Mark Ripley

CTO / App Developer


Years Experience

> 7 years experience




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I’m what’s politely termed an “Industry Veteran”, someone that’s built leading-edge games and tech businesses, fantastic teams, and managed them for the most part remotely. I feel that you can’t effectively lead and innovate without getting your hands dirty yourself; so I’m still actively developing games, apps and tech, using a wide variety of languages, frameworks and tools.

I’ve been doing this since 1981, with a portfolio of over 100 titles including AAA brands and blue chip companies, along with in-house original IP. A quick history:

1990s: Pioneered Java games development, developed and released the  world’s first multiplayer Java game, followed by a number of technological breakthroughs including 3D set-top box games, online pay-per-play games, a multiplayer server solution, customised Internet browsers and direct-to-desktop marketing technologies.

2000s: Developed and published mobile phone games. One of 3’s launch partners. Games embedded on Vodafone handsets. Commissioned by Samsung to develop a launch game for their Tizen platform. Began Unity development in 2007.

2010s: Grew iOS and Android dev teams, specialising in niche and medical projects.

Today: Alongside running Branching Narrative with Matt Spall, I specialise in developing native-code plugins for Unity (on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PS4, XBone and Switch), developing apps and games in  JavaScript with a React/node/mongoDB/docker stack, with a good dollop of AR on the side.

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