David Wise and Kevin Bayliss have been in the video game industry for over 35 years. Together they have released groundbreaking (Nintendo) titles such as “Donkey Kong Country”, “BattleToads”, “Diddy Kong Racing”, “Killer Instinct”, “Perfect Dark” and many more since working for leading UK video game developer “Rare Ltd” in 1987.
David’s groundbreaking soundtracks to “Donkey Kong Country” remain perennial favorites with fans today, making him one of the industry’s most distinguished and beloved composers.
Legendary pieces such as DK Island Swing, Aquatic Ambience and Stickerbrush Symphony consistently rank in fans’ top 10 video game soundtracks – alongside other legendary compositions such as Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. theme and Final Fantasy’s “One Winged Angel” by Nobuou Uematsu.
Kevin is the spiritual father of Diddy Kong and the modern re-design of Donkey Kong that propelled the barrel-throwing gorilla from the arcades of the 80s into millions of children’s bedrooms. Furthermore, he is a profiled voice actor and lent his voice to Wizpig in “Diddy Kong Racing” and Prince Tricky in “Starfox Adventures”, among others.
Currently the two are working on their first project “Salamandos” under their company name DK Creations. A new multimedia project that currently exists as a digital comic (drawn by Kevin) with background music (composed by David). A video game based on “Salamandos” is currently in an early planning phase.
David and Kevin’s appearance at CCON | COMIC CON STUTTGART 2022 is their first within the EU. Thus absolutely exclusive for you!