About Mode 7

Mode 7 was founded in 2005 by Joint Managing Directors Paul Kilduff-Taylor and Ian Hardingham.

We are a core team of four, and are backed up by a group of trusted freelancers.


In 2007, we released our debut title Determinance, a multiplayer PC sword-fighting game.

This achieved a worldwide retail release, received the 2007 Game of the Year Innovation Award from Gametunnel.com, was released by Novint Technologies as "The Feel of Steel", and led to several other projects.


From 2008 to 2010, we worked on a variety of contract projects for clients including...

ITV - game design consultancy, on-site support

Lumina Displays - graphics library development for a variety of UK TV shows including The Weakest Link, Hole in the Wall and The Krypton Factor

Novint Technologies - game development, programming

ISLE - programming


Our original tactical title Frozen Synapse was released and achieved widespread critical acclaim. It received the IGF Audience Award, PC Gamer Strategy Game of the Year, Develop’s Best New IP Award and two Indie Visibility Golden Teabags! We went on to release Frozen Synapse on iPad and iPhone.


Our friends at Double 11 released Frozen Synapse Prime, a reimagining of the original game, on PS3, Vita, PC, Android and iOS.


In 2015 we released Frozen Cortex, a futuresports strategy game! It received great reviews including a Recommendation from Eurogamer and 87% from PC Gamer.


We're currently working on Frozen Synapse 2, an ambitious sequel to the first game. Mode 7 has also announced Tokyo 42, its first title as a publisher.

Frozen Synapse 2

Tokyo 42

Frozen Cortex

Frozen Synapse 1