Description

Ice BEAM is a Scottish independent game studio made up of one person, Tom Goodchild, with the intention of making joyful video games on innumerable gaming platforms.

History

Early history

Tom Goodchild was born in the deep recesses of Somerset and loved games from a very early age, adopting his brothers ZX spectrum to play such golden oldies as Target Renegade and Turbo Esprit and wondering what he was going to do with his life. After studying programming at Yeovil College, Tom then enrolled on the Computer Games Technology course, the first ever video game focused degree level course available in Europe, at Abertay University in Dundee.

Industry Experience

After graduating from Abertay, Tom started his video game career in 2002. Tom has worked at working at:

  • Codemasters
  • Free Radical
  • Climax
  • Monumental Games

Amongst others for nearly a fourteen year period on various game franchises including the Formula 1, MotoGP and Micro Machines licenses. Tom has worked on third person open world action games, first person shooters, racing games, puzzle games, platformers, social games, massively multiplayer games & mobile free to play games and was lead designer on:

  • Toy Box Turbos / Micro Machines - Codemasters
  • F1 Race Stars  - Codemasters
  • MotoGP 10/11 - Capcom / Monumental Games

Founding Ice BEAM

After having his first child in 2012, Tom decided is was "now or never" for the idea of starting his own company and began the first tentative steps to creating Ice BEAM's first release: REMOTE. Tom quit his job at Codemasters in early 2015 and moved with his family to Dundee, where his wife's family is from, to found Ice BEAM in Match 2015. Tom has been working full time on REMOTE since then.

Projects

FACTSHEET

Developer:
Ice BEAM
Based in Dundee, Scotland

Founding date:
March 16, 2015

Website:
icebeamgames.com

Press / Business contact:
tom.goodchild@icebeamgames.com

Social:
twitter.com/IceBEAMGames
facebook.com/IceBEAMGames

Address:
Fleet Collective
Panmure St
Dundee
Scotland
DD1 1ED

Phone:
+44 (7799) 604832


IMAGES

Logo & Icon

Download logo files as zip

ADDITIONAL LINKS

Tom Goodchild on Twitter
Personal twitter for Tom Goodchild (@tomdominer) available at twitter.com

CONTACT

Inquiries
tom.goodchild@icebeamgames.com

Twitter
twitter.com/IceBEAMGames

Facebook
facebook.com/IceBEAMGames

Web
icebeamgames.com