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We use hardware, electronics and code to make products, games and experiences that couldn't exist in any other way

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Hello :)

Mother Ultimate is Tim Burrell-Saward and friends: an independent, globally distributed studio making playful products, games and experiences that explore the rich and engaging interactions that can happen when physical objects talk to computers.

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We do serious technologies in playful ways

We make cutting edge consumer electronics combining hardware and electronics, and that integrate seamlessly with the smart devices around our homes and in our pockets. Our skillset includes expertise in industrial design, electronics engineering, app development, game design, user research, interaction design and crowdfunding, and we have hard-won experience manufacturing and distributing at global scale. We ship things, both figuratively and literally.

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We work at all scales

Alongside mass-produced consumer electronics products we also create one-off installations for events and exhibitions. From big interactive builds to behind-the-scenes gathering of audience data, we know how to use technology and design to make magical, memorable, and reliable experiences that couldn’t exist any other way.

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And we know things need to change

We’re committed to acting sustainably with the things we make: from interrogating the impact of the materials we use, to reducing packaging waste, end-of-life recycling and working with environmentally progressive manufacturing partners wherever possible. If we’re making things, we should be making them responsibly.

Beasts of Balance

A mixed-reality tower building and world creating game for all ages, that was the first boxed game sold in Apple stores globally.

Return to Dark Tower

An epic fantasy tabletop game featuring an evil mechatronic tower and dynamic connected app.

Geospatial AR Game

A (currently under NDA) location-based augmented reality mobile game built around Niantic's Lightship SDK.

Immersive Theatre

A selection of award winning projects bringing technology and game design to live events.

Lonely Speck, Cosmic Dark

A series of audiovisual artworks involving the synthesis of NASA deep space data into audio and physical form.


A physical data visualisation sculpture translating abstract information into engaging stories.

Many Hands

An anamorphic sculpture consisting of 2000 unique pieces.

Display Cabinet

An Internet of Things prototype exploring data visualisation within the home.

The Bureau

An antique writing bureau with secrets to be discovered...


Get in touch

We’re currently working on the studio’s first commercial release but are open to collaborating on new product development, interactive artworks and immersive theatre projects. If it involves play, technology and people, and whether a one-off or mass manufacture, we can help.