Derek Bradley is the CEO of Aurora44 and Game Director on Ashen. Aurora44 was founded in 2013 and is made up of ex-Weta and Pik Pok developers with a passion for creating immersive worlds for players to discover.

Ashen is an action RPG being developed in New Zealand for Xbox One and PC. Set in a harsh, open world devoid of sun, the only natural light in the world of Ashen comes from mountain peaks erupting with luminescent ash. This is a dark world where players need to choose wisely who to trust. It is also a place where players can foster a small town of survivors if they are able to brave the horrors that lurk in the dark.