Press Play was founded in 2006 by Mikkel Thorsted, Rune Dittmer, and Ole Teglbjærg with the ambition of making flash games better, and not just re-skinning Pacman. In the first years all games were developed on contract but that changed last year. Supported by EU MediaDesk, Danish Filminstitute and the Nordic Game Program “Max & the Magic Marker” became Press Play’s first independent production. By release of the game around Christmas 2009 the game had already won several awards and award nominations. Among them the EIGA award for “innovative game design” and the Unity award for “best overall game”.