OUR VISION

Mobile sports games made for everyone.

Yakuto craft sports games like nobody else - with a passion for visual polish, code quality, inclusivity and fun.

Our Vision

FACT SHEET

Founders

James Gratton,
Jordan Kirk,
Vanessa Gratton

Team Size

8

Investors

Charles Chapman,
Chris Lee,
Dan Elson

Established

March 2014

Location

Shoreditch, London

HISTORY

Jordan and Vanessa spent over 10 years working at leading London VFX house Double Negative. Jordan harboured dreams of making a table tennis game (his childhood obsession). So in early 2012 Vanessa introduced Jordan to James (software developer and husband) and the rest is history.

Despite having no game development experience, Table Tennis Touch was launched on the App Store to rave reviews and hit the top of the charts around the world. Half a million paid downloads later, the team continues to grow as we develop Table Tennis Touch alongside exciting new sports titles.

OUR TEAM

Jordan Kirk

JORDAN KIRK

Creative Director

Jordan spent over 10 years creating and supervising Hollywood visual effects at Double Negative. He’s the creative mind behind Yakuto.

James Gratton

JAMES GRATTON

CTO

James had a long career coding trading software for big banks. He quit it all and learned how to make games. He’s the technical brain behind Yakuto.

Vanessa Gratton

VANESSA GRATTON

Head of Production

Vanessa spent 11 years making Hollywood visual effects (and rollercoasters) at Double Negative. She makes plans and flowcharts.

Caroline Aubry

CAROLINE AUBRY

Games Programmer

Jonah Trias

JONAH TRIAS

Games Programmer

Marinthe de Bokx

MARINTHE DE BOKX

Games Artist

Lace Rogers

LACË ROGERS

Business Intelligence Analyst

FILIP KARAGIANNIS

FILIP KARAGIANNIS

Games Programmer

ACCOLADES

Here’s what we’ve managed to achieve so far in our short studio history!

BEST USE OFGOOGLE PLAY GAME SERVICES

2016 Google Play Awards

EDITORS' CHOICE

App Store

BEST OF 2014

iPad
App Store

EDITORS' CHOICE

Google Play

GAME OF THE YEAR

(Sports/iOS/Overall) Finalist
2016 Pocket Gamer Awards

BEST DEBUT GAME

Finalist
2015 TIGA Awards

BEST SPORTS GAME

Shortlisted
2015 BAFTA Games Awards

EXCELLENCE IN GAMEPLAYNominee

11th IMGAs