Earlier this year, new mobile entertainment software company Fun Machine launched its debut game, Awesome Eats, for iPhone and iPad. The free app has already received more than 800,000 downloads, and according to CEO Patrick Curry, they were “totally blown away with the response.”
Founded in 2011 by four video game industry veterans with over 70 years of collective experience (Curry, Michael Hadwin, Neill Glancy, and Stephen Palmer), Fun Machine develops games for smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. The startup’s first project, Awesome Eats, was created for Whole Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. Curry says that the game, which encourages kids to eat healthy, was “a perfect fit for us Disney vets (and parents).”
Hadwin, who serves as president and studio director, adds, “We believe that games can do social good, so we are always looking to put positive messages into our gameplay.” That doesn’t mean they won’t venture into other genres, though. But for now, Fun Machine is focused on bringing Awesome Eats to more platforms this fall.