Lightwood Games Press Kit

Latest Releases

Press kit for Splat The Difference (Nintendo 3DS)

Press kit for Word Logic by POWGI (Nintendo 3DS/Wii U)

Press kit for Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Nintendo 3DS)

Press kit for Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Nintendo 3DS)

Company Overview

Lightwood Games is a trading name of Lightwood Consultancy Ltd, a small company based in Perton, Staffordshire. Established in 1999, Lightwood gained a reputation for producing high quality software for clients around the world.

After a decade of delivering web-based projects for clients as diverse as motor traders, stock photography sites, roleplaying games and licensed real money poker operators, the developers found the lure of the new generation of mobile phones too strong to resist and extended their skills to provide consulting services in this sector.

The company began developing games for iOS in 2010 and the first app released by Lightwood Games - Word Search Party - was launched later that year. It has now been downloaded nearly two million times.

Since then, the company has continued to focus on producing high quality casual games, including a number of officially licensed titles. It publishes a new edition of the popular Epic Word Search puzzle series every month.

Lightwood Games is now an authorised Nintendo developer with a number of titles scheduled for release on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U consoles in 2015, and beyond.


Chris Newman
Chris is the founder and managing director of Lightwood. He is a database expert and has written books about MySQL and SQLite. For many years, he built online gambling software and has a reputation for making systems that are as robust as they come.

He is responsible for the server backends that drive Lightwood's games and frequently he can be found extracting a wide range of often useless statistics from the games' databases.

Chris loves playing music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band and is a virtuoso with several different plastic instruments.

Katherine Gordon
Katherine joined Lightwood with a rich portfolio of mobile game development, having previously worked on licensed titles for the likes of Sony Entertainment and PopCap.

She builds iPhone apps at lightning speed, and would be so much faster if it wasn't for that pesky compiler. Often you'll find her knitting while waiting for the technology to catch up.

Katherine has a lasting fondness for point-and-click adventure games, in particular Zork Nemesis and Monkey Island, and she still treasures her Commodore Amiga.

A Husband and Wife Team
Katherine and Chris finally tied the knot in Las Vegas on October 5th, 2013!

Mike Hanson
Mike is a multi-talented creative genius with a wealth of gaming experience. He's worked with licensed properties including - and as diverse as - Powerpuff Girls, Project Gotham Racing and Lemmings.

Since joining Lightwood Games in 2013, Mike has been making sure things look and sound great.

We're waiting for Mike to write the rest of this paragraph.


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Press Kit: Word Puzzles by POWGI

Press Kit: Word Party

Press Kit: Epic Word Search Collection

Press Kit: King Of Sopio

Press Kit: Word Search by POWGI

Press Kit: Sopio

Press Kit: Hero Brigade Brawl

Press Kit: Stak Bots

Press Kit: Foursies

Screenshots: Word Search 10K

Lightwood's Catalogue Includes

Media Contact

Chris Newman
Direct (UK): +44 7976 714632
Follow-me (US): +1 702-446-0277

Social Media Links

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Twitter @lightwoodgames