The Code Monkeys

The Code Monkeys Limited was a British video game developer based in Dewsbury, England and founded in February 1988 by Colin Hogg, Mark Kirkby and Elliot Gay.[1] It was known for porting video games to various platforms. In February 2011, shareholders of the company decided to wind down the company, which was effective two weeks later.

The Code Monkeys Limited
IndustryVideo games
Founded1 February 1988; 35 years ago (1988-02-01)
  • Colin Hogg
  • Mark Kirkby
  • Elliot Gay
Defunct14 February 2011 (2011-02-14)
Key people
  • Colin Hogg
  • Mark Kirkby
  • Elliot Gay
  • Janet Smith


The Code Monkeys was founded by Colin Hogg and Mark Kirkby on 1 February 1988. The company went on to develop games for home computers as far back as the ZX81 and video game consoles such as the Mega Drive and the original PlayStation; for the last (but also for the PlayStation 2) they developed all budget interactive titles taken from Dingo Pictures' animated films, which were published first by Midas and then by Phoenix Games. In January 2010 the company scaled back its development team because of "production needs and predictions" for the year ahead.[2] On 1 February 2011, shareholders of The Code Monkeys voted to cease trading, a move that was effective on 14 February 2011.[3][4]



  1. ^ "Game masters flex their muscles". 12 July 2003. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Redundancies at UK vet The Code Monkeys". Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  3. ^ Kris Graft. "Gamasutra - Longtime UK Developer The Code Monkeys Shutting Down". Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  4. ^ "The Code Monkeys closes doors". Retrieved 14 February 2015.

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