About KISS


Kiss Publishing Ltd was founded by games industry veterans who’s track record includes senior roles at EA, US Gold & Codemasters. We’ve worked on a host of triple A titles and have garnered a few awards over the years, including two BAFTA Best Sports Games titles. Our team is carefully selected and works closely with all our developers to help deliver success.

Darryl Still

Darryl has spent nearly 40 years in the games industry for companies such as Atari, Electronic Arts and Nvidia. In that time he has been involved in the publishing of over 1,000 games on console and PC formats. He was one of the first publishers to embrace the digital revolution, taking over 50 titles to Steam in the early part of the century. He started his own publishing business in 2012 and has been CEO of Kiss Publishing Ltd since it’s foundation.

Gavin Cheshire

Gavin’s 30 years in the games industry includes senior development roles overseeing multiple million-selling titles, and is a two times BAFTA Best Sports Game award winner. Having run development at US Gold and Codemasters; he’s also worked with UEFA, IOC, LMA and Formula One, and has run his own successful development consultancy for the last 10 years, securing over £8M in development funding for clients. Gavin is co-founder and COO of Kiss Publishing Ltd.

Mark Boote

Mark has over 25 years of experience in senior finance roles mostly in the Technology, Media, Entertainment and Sports sector. He has a vast array of experience in the gaming industry having previously held senior roles at Codemasters and helped many smaller developers and publishers with financial rigour and processes. Over this period Mark has assisted businesses raise over £250m and lead companies through an exit strategy on numerous occasions. Mark is co-founder and CFO of Kiss Publishing Ltd.

Matt Cardenes
Development Director

Matt has been working in the game and software world for a little over a  decade creating successful brands, IP and franchises and developing video games from almost every angle in the industry. Since 2011 he has run multiple software development studios. With experience in game design and programming and a long history in video and sound production.

James Deputy
Publishing Director

James has worked in the games industry since 2012 as an expert in the independent games sector. He has worked with dozens of developers over the years to help release over 100 titles on digital platforms. 
He has been with Kiss Publishing Ltd since the company’s founding and heads its publishing division in the United States.

Kish Hirani

Kish brings with him 25 years+ experience in the games industry. He has mostly led tech teams and divisions, initially at dev studios and publishing houses like Acclaim, THQ, BBC Multimedia then moved to platform holders starting with Microsoft then settling at PlayStation for 8 years as their head of developer services division. Since then he has been a CTO with various startups as well as a consultancy and sits on multiple advisory boards. He has taken up the voluntary position of the first Chair of the advocacy group BAME in Games (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic), promoting diversity & inclusion in the industry. More recently he has been a CTO with various startups including Blockchain tech as well as a consultancy and sits on multiple advisory boards.

About KISS

Launched in 2017, Kiss Publishing Ltd is a full service digital gaming development and publishing distribution company, enabling the independent development community to secure listings across multiple digital retail sites. 

As a result of rapid growth over the last 12 months, Kiss Publishing Ltd have recently added trade and consumer facing Marketing & PR support to our offering, further enhancing the sales potential of our ever expanding portfolio of titles.