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This is the Guerilla Tea company profile as of October 2013. This was originally posted on the Scottish Games Network.

Name of Company: Guerilla Tea

Date Founded: 2011

Location : 31 South Tay Street, Dundee, DD1 1NP

Founder(s): Alex Zeitler, Matt Zanetti, Charlie Czerkawski, Mark Hastings

Background of founder(s):

Code: Alex Zeitler hails from Bavaria and has been programming since the age of 7. Twenty years on and his talents with C++, C#, HTML5, Objective-C, PHP, MySQL, Flash and Javascript have been brought to the table at Guerilla Tea. He has a vast knowledge of video games having been an avid gamer for over 25 years.
Art: Matt Zanetti has a background in interior architecture started his career working at MKW Design Partnership and Michael Lairds Architects. When Matt decided to change industries he came to Abertay to do the MProf in Games Development which eventually led him to Guerilla Tea.
Design: Charlie Czerkawski is a qualified mathematician with past experience in video game quality assurance on the Grand Theft Auto franchise. He has a wide range of interests including many sports, travelling and creative writing.

Production and Business Development: Mark Hastings followed a traditional games education route, gaining a BA (Hons) in Game Production Management and an MProf Games Development from the University of Abertay, focussing on the skills necessary to run a game studio.

Number of Employees: 8

 Describe your company: The Guerilla Tea studio is built around a core in-house team of highly skilled dynamic developers that draws upon the best local talent to bolster internal resources when necessary. Utilising the highest level of development standards Guerilla Tea mixes creativity, innovation and passion and strives to offer risk-free development solutions across multiple platforms covering hundreds of handsets and multiple languages.

Over the past two years Guerilla Tea has striven to build a solid reputation as a dependable studio in the work for hire market while building the team we need to develop our own games and IP. Over the next year we plan to focus more on our own games using the skills and resources gained from our contract work.

Platforms supported/Services offered: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, PC, HTML5, Flash, Software Development, Application Development, Games Development, Consulting, Social media Management and Project Rescue.

 Current projects:

 Contract Projects

Cancer Research UK (working title GeneGame) – A mobile game to aid the fight against cancer.

Knux – A mobile game being developed for Kydaemos.

Unnamed HTML5 game for BBC

In-house Projects

Fangs Out [working title] – A model helicopter dogfighting title.

 

Releases To Date: The Quest, The Quest: The Beginning, Ward Round, Ward Round: Picture Quiz, Go Go Go Bananas, Dollops, Dandy Integrated Minigames, Staking Claims, Beano iPrank, Piefall, Splat-apult, Board Silly.

Greatest Achievement(s):

  • TIGA £100k ‘Games on the Move’ winners
  • BAFTA Nomination for The Quest
  • Working on The Dandy & The Beano
  • Working with Cancer Research UK
  • Selected for Develop Top 100 UK Games Companies 2013
  • Shortlisted for Best Newcomer Category in ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards 2013
  • Facilitated ENABLE Scotland game development workshops for  students with learning disabilities
  • Mentors / Judges at Global Game Jam 2013
  • Keynote speakers at Game in Scotland 2013
  • Keynote speakers at TIGA GameDev Night of the Year 2013
  • Featured in Develop Magazine and Gamasutra
  • Hosted games industry workshops at Future’s Fest 2013
  • Building the company over the last 2 years, and still going strong!

Favourite game(s): Assassin’s Creed series, Grand Theft Auto series, Total War Games, Shenmue, Fallout Series, Metal Gear Solid, Cut the Rope and many others.

Member of: TIGA

Contact details: info@guerillatea.comjobs@guerillatea.com

Social Media Links:

General:

www.guerillatea.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guerilla-Tea/207356442628899?fref=ts

http://www.facebook.com/GuerillaTea

https://twitter.com/GuerillaTea

 http://www.linkedin.com/company/guerilla-tea

Store:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-quest/id510651018?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-quest-the-beginning/id518294842?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.guerillatea.stakingclaims&hl=en_GB

Trailers:

Fangs Out – This is a gameplay preview video of our main original IP currently in development.

The Quest – This is a gameplay trailer video for our first original IP, The Quest.

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