FIVE university graduates have piped up to launch their first app on the mobile phone market.
PixelBrawl Studio, founded earlier this year, create small, quirky and addictive games for Android phones using their own in-house software development kit.
Supported by Teesside University’s DigitalCity project, the graduates developed their first game, Leaky Pipes, in the summer.
The aim of the game is to prevent the water level rising by fixing leaks as they appear on the pipes.
Co-founder Simon Launder said: “Phones with the Android operating system have the majority share of the smartphone market.
“We realised there was a space for a company which creates addictive apps with great re-playability and decided on Leaky Pipes as our first game.
“DigitalCity has a huge amount of expertise which we could call on whenever we needed. It has been really useful having industry and business experts to call on.”
PixelBrawl has already been receiving good feedback on Leaky Pipes after releasing a stripped-down version of the game on Google Play. Launder added: “The feedback we got has been fantastic, really encouraging.
“So it’s been really enjoyable expanding the game even further and as a paid-for app.”
Leaky Pipes players can now compete against each other’s scores on the online leader board, in addition to getting two extra level packs.