thumbfood was born in April 2014 when videogames professional Simon Smith decided to start a company to create both original games and great games for brands. Within one month we were commissioned by Manchester City FC to make a series of games for their Junior Cityzens kids’ website. We mix working on our own original games with projects for clients.
In 2014, our first year, we were nominated for a TIGA award (Best Game With A Purpose), finalists in the Venturefest Start-up Competition, and won the Fresh Digital/Northern SOHO award for collaboration.
We’re proud to be based right in the middle of Manchester, UK, and are an active member of the local game development scene, attending events and also co-organising groups including North West Playtesters and Gameopolis.