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PIXEL TOYS WAS started by Andrew Wafer and Alex Zoro. Zoro has worked in games for over a decade, starting at Rare before going on to found FreeStyleGames in 2002. Meanwhile, Wafer has worked


for the likes of Codemasters and Activision, and earlier this year told Develop that he’s never seen more opportunities than “right now” in games. Pixel Games’ first title, Super


Little Acorns (pictured), arrived on the 3DS eShop this April, and has had a positive reception from critics. Originally a team of three with


some contributors, Pixel Toys hopes to double in size in 2014.


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Founded: 2012 Location: Leamington Spa, England www.pixeltoys.com


PIXIE SOFTWARE


FOUNDED IN OCTOBER 2012 by Stephen Caruana, Pixie Software focuses on making casual games for mobile platforms and web browsers. However, the studio is also


dedicated to growing the emerging development community in Malta. For example, in October 2013


it hosted PixieCon 13, a digital gaming convention and networking event. It also runs Pixie Workshops, which are free of charge and are hosted once a month. Pixie Software is due to


release its first game, submarine title Trail of the Treasure Snatcher (pictured), by the end of 2013.


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Founded: 2012 Location: Birkirkara, Malta www.pixiesoftware.com


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