Where Are they now?
the falcus brothers after APE
After Atomic Planet Entertainment, both Darren and Jason reused the Iguana name of the company which had taken over their previous venture, Optimus Software, and launched a new studio in 2009. It closed after three years and the brothers moved to Team17 (Jason became head of studio – development, while Darren was senior business development manager). The pair left the publisher and formed Hippo Entertainment in 2013.
In 2013, seven months after joining Hippo Entertainment, Jason moved to Eutechnyx in Gateshead as executive producer. In 2014 he began working at Kwalee in Leamington Spa where he is chief operating officer for the independent developer founded by former Codemasters boss David Darling. He is overseeing the development and release of a large range of smartphone games such as Go Fish! and Looper! while encouraging small development teams to get in touch and submit games for Kwalee to consider publishing.
After Hippo, Darren became the CEO and Studio Manager of Spearhead Interactive. In March 2018, he became director of business development at Sock Monkey Studios in Middlesbrough. Founded in 2013, it works on console, mobile and VR games and its clients include Sega, Team17, Kwalee, Unilever, the NHS, Teeside University, Motorola and many, many more.