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Black Dragon Studios is a media company specialising in the use of video game technology, based in Swansea, South Wales.


As a studio we create virtual and augmented exhibitions, educational experiences, and of course video games. Our team is made up of industry and academic experts, who have over 20 years’ experience practising and teaching game design and development, together we create video games for established platforms as entertainment products alongside digital heritage and digital preservation ventures, collaborating with museums, universities and other educational institutions.

meet the team


Julian Hainsworth

Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Technical Artist

Julian Hainsworth taught Games Design for over five years at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Swansea. Julian has worked on several game titles as lead scripter/programmer including BAFTA CYMRU winning Go Candy. 


Chris Davies

Founder, Chief Digital Officer, Audio Artist

Chris Davies has a strong background in audio production, from traditional instruments to experimental and alternative methods of audio production in music and sound effects. Chris continues to develop and advance the studio’s audio methodology and to expand the role soundscapes play in the player’s journey.

Jon Carroll

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Character Artist

Jon Carroll has 12 years of experience teaching Digital & Multimedia, 3D Computer Animation, and Games Design, delivering subjects in Environment and Level Design, Character Animation, Character Concepts, Asset Modelling, Character 3D digital sculpting and Texture art. 

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