Driven by a passion for creating unique and cerebral video games, Coatsink was established eight years ago by two graduates from Teeside University, Tom Beardsmore and Paul Crabb. After garnering interest from Oculus, Coatsink developed the Samsung Gear VR launch title Esper (and its sequel Esper 2), followed by its first PlayStation 4 title, Shu in 2016.
In 12 months, Coatsink has grown from a VR-focused developer of 30, to almost 50 employees working on most major gaming platforms, including the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS Vita, PS VR, Oculus Rift, Gear VR, and PC.
July 2017 saw the release of the pioneering Samsung Gear VR game Augmented Empire, a cyberpunk RPG widely regarded as one of the deepest and most accomplished games on the system. Moreover, A Night Sky, released free on Samsung Gear VR in June, quickly became one of the platform’s most popular downloads and currently receives new monthly content. (A Night Sky currently has over 330 000 downloads.)
Coatsink has undergone exponential growth over the past year in terms of both the number and scale of projects undertaken, and remains a major presence at UK and international gaming festivals such as EGX, GDC, the Tokyo Game Show, PGC, and PAX.
Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Creative Officer
Chief Technical Officer