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We're Snap Finger Click
Based in Brighton, England, Snap Finger Click is a multi award winning company founded in 2015 by Martijn van der Meulen and Ed Gladwin. The studio is 100% self-funded and has never had any external investment, it started at Martijn's dining room table and rapidly grew to a team residing in their office inside a historical regency building on Brighton's seafront. Ed and Martijn originally met many years ago when they worked together at Sony PlayStation. Each with a long track record in the industry, they set out to build a studio with a long term mission: create the next blockbuster party game franchise.
The original team at Snap Finger Click largely consisted of people who originally worked on the BAFTA-winning Buzz!™ quiz franchise, and since then the team has expanded with more people that have a drive to create great games that can be played by everyone. The studio's design direction is led by Joanna Haslam and the studio's technical direction is led by Adam Mamoany who both previously worked on Buzz!™ and have well over a decade of experience building multiplayer party games. We care deeply about building original multiplayer party games, and we pride ourselves in shipping great games on time and on budget.
Four months after being founded we published our first self-developed party game, ACT IT OUT, on PlayStation 4. In late 2016 we brought the title to Nintendo's Wii U. Around this time, Relentless Software (the original studio behind the Buzz! quiz games) closed down, resulting in multiple key team members joining Snap Finger Click. The growing team then created It's Quiz Time, an innovative new quiz game which used phones as controllers, featured an AI quiz host, and high quality machine-generated quiz questions. It's Quiz Time was released in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and still receives yearly content updates.
In the years afterwards we released Awkward, a mature party game, as well as ACT IT OUT XL, a deluxe remaster featuring double the original content. Both titles have been developed internally and were self-published on all major gaming platforms. At the end of 2020 we developed the official Family Feud game, based on the Emmy Award winning TV game show, which was published by Ubisoft. We're incredibly passionate about multiplayer party games, so it only felt natural to explore if physical party games should be part of our strategy: in the 2nd half of 2021 we announced a physical card game version of Awkward which is now available for general purchase from various retailers.
In March 2022 we released Trivial Pursuit Live! 2, once again published by our friends at Ubisoft, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia. The game is based on Hasbro's hugely popular trivia board game, features over 5000 questions, and we're proud to be able to bring this classic to new audiences.
In November 2022 we announced two brand new multiplayer party games, Awkward 2: The Party Game of Savage Secrets, and Befuddle: The Bewitching Wordplay Game. Both projects are currently in development, we're looking forward to sharing them with our community and new players all over the world.
Our studio, and its individual team members, are proud for our work and efforts to be recognised by:
🏆 GamesIndustry.biz, Best Places to Work, 2023
🏆 Innovation in Business Gaming & Development Awards, Best Independent Video Game Developer, 2023
🏆 Rising Star Awards, Men for Gender Balance, 2023 - Martijn van der Meulen
🏆 Elite Business Top 100, Top 100 SME Businesses in Britain, 2023
🏆 HERoes, Top 100 Women Future Leaders, 2022 - Joanna Haslam
🏆 The Dynamic Awards, Creative Industries Award, 2022 - Joanna Haslam
🏆 She Plays Games, 100 Most Inspiring Women in the Game Industry, 2022 - Joanna Haslam
🏆 META Games Industry Index, Innovation / Diversity / Longevity, 2022
🏆 British Academy of Film and Television Arts, BAFTA Breakthrough, 2021 - Joanna Haslam
🏆 The Game Awards, Future Class, 2021 - Joanna Haslam
🏆 GamesIndustry.biz, Best Places to Work, 2021
🏆 UK Government (CIC) CreaTech, Ones to Watch, 2021
🏆 MCV/DEVELOP's IRL Awards, Lockdown Hero, 2021 - Joanna Haslam
🏆 Technology Innovator Awards, Best Group Entertainment Gaming Platform, 2021
🏆 British Academy of Film and Television Arts, BAFTA Crew, 2020-2021 - Amanda Harris
🏆 WISE Computing Award, 2019 - Joanna Haslam
🏆 DevelopHER Awards, Innovation, 2018 - Awkward, Live Show Twitch Mode
⭐ Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Technology Entrepreneur of the Year, 2023 - Martijn van der Meulen
⭐ European Diversity Awards, Women in Technology, 2023 - Joanna Haslam
⭐ Scottish Games Awards, Rising Star, 2023 - Ruth Carnegie
⭐ ISG Women in Digital Awards, Women's Advocate, 2023 - Joanna Haslam
⭐ WeAreTechWomen, TechWomen100 Company of the Year (Finalist, but also marked as 'Highly Commended'), 2023
⭐ Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Best Game, 2023 - Awkward 2
⭐ Pocket Gamer Connects Toronto, The Very Big Indie Pitch, 2023 - Awkward 2
⭐ Develop:Star Awards, Tomorrow's Star, 2023 - Flo Burchill
⭐ Game Dev Heroes, Art + Animation, 2023 - Amanda Harris
⭐ Digital Technology Leaders Awards, Development Team of the Year, 2023
⭐ British Academy of Film and Television Arts, BAFTA Young Presenters, 2023 - Briliana Duneva
⭐ MCV/DEVELOP Awards, Accessibility Innovation of the Year, 2023 - Trivial Pursuit Live! 2
⭐ Great British Business and Community Awards, Innovator of the Year Award, 2023
⭐ PocketGamer.biz Game Awards, Best Independent Developer, 2023
⭐ Burberry British Diversity Awards, Diversity in Technology (Disability), 2023
⭐ MCV/DEVELOP's Women in Games Awards, Technical Innovation, 2023 - Joanna Haslam
⭐ Women in IT Awards, Employer of the Year, 2023
⭐ MCV/DEVELOP's 30 Under 30, Honourable Mentions, 2022 - Flo Burchill
⭐ TechWorks Awards, TechNES Design Award, 2022 - Live Show Twitch Mode
⭐ Sussex Business Awards, Creative Industries Award, 2022
⭐ Women in Tech Excellence Awards, Rising Star of the Year, 2022 - Flo Burchill
⭐ Women in Tech Excellence Awards, Woman of the Year, 2022 - Jo Haslam
⭐ DevelopHER Awards, Emerging Talent, 2022 - Flo Burchill
⭐ DevelopHER Awards, Game Development, 2022 - Amanda Harris
⭐ DevelopHER Awards, Game Development, 2022 - Joanna Haslam
⭐ Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year, 2022 - Martijn van der Meulen
⭐ Lead5050 Awards, Contribution to Gender Diversity, 2022
⭐ TIGA Awards, Best Casual Game, 2022 - Trivial Pursuit Live! 2
⭐ TIGA Awards, Best Social Game, 2022 - Trivial Pursuit Live! 2
⭐ Diversity in Tech Awards, Trailblazer Award, 2022 - Jo Haslam
⭐ Digital Technology Leaders Awards, Best Place to Work in Digital (SMEs), 2022
⭐ Game Dev Heroes, Sound Hero, 2022 - Dom Beken
⭐ Game Dev Heroes, Community Hero, 2022 - Flo Burchill
⭐ Think Global Awards, Technology, 2022
⭐ MCV/DEVELOP's Women in Games Awards, Technical Innovation, 2022 - Joanna Haslam
⭐ Women in IT Awards, Employer of the Year, 2022
⭐ TechWorks Awards, Disruptive Innovation Award, 2021 - Live Show Twitch Mode
⭐ Sussex Business Awards, Innovation in Business, 2021 - Live Show Twitch Mode
⭐ Technology Product Awards, Pandemic Performance Product, 2021 - Live Show Twitch Mode
⭐ TIGA Awards, Best Social Game, 2021 - ACT IT OUT! XL
⭐ TIGA Awards, Best Puzzle Game, 2021 - Family Feud
⭐ Women in Tech Excellence Awards, Role Model of the Year, 2021 - Joanna Haslam
⭐ Women in Tech Excellence Awards, Lockdown Legend of the Year, 2021 - Joanna Haslam
⭐ Women in Tech Excellence Awards, Innovator of the Year, 2021 - Joanna Haslam
⭐ DevelopHER Awards, Digital Marketer, 2021 - Flo Burchill
⭐ DevelopHER Awards, Game Development, 2021 - Joanna Haslam
⭐ DevelopHER Awards, Inspiration, 2021 - Joanna Haslam
⭐ Women in IT Awards, Innovator of the Year, 2021 - Joanna Haslam
⭐ Game Dev Heroes, Art + Animation, 2020 - Amanda Harris
⭐ Game Dev Heroes, Game Design, 2019 - Joanna Haslam
⭐ TIGA Awards, Best Start-up, 2018
⭐ TIGA Awards, Best Casual Game, 2018 - Awkward
⭐ TIGA Awards, Best Puzzle Game, 2018 - It's Quiz Time
With multiple titles shipped on all major platforms (PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Stadia, PC), we're more than comfortable helping out with this.
Do you have an RFP that you'd like us to pitch for? We're happy to create a proposal for your project.
Any other project that you'd like us to work on? Get in touch.