Mike Gardiner

Why did you start Buzzy Games?

I originally created Buzzy as an events based business to get people to look up from their mobile phones and make the world a more social place through mass multi-player games. I then spent time talking to Educators and other parents and realised the software I’d built could help lift the bonnet on how coding works for kids and get them excited about creating and working together. The end goal of making the world a more fun and social place has remained the same!

What makes Buzzy Games special?  

Right from the start, I wanted to make sure that team-based learning and activities were at the heart of how it worked.  Collaborating with other students is critical in game design so by re-creating a game jam situation it makes what we do not only more fun but helps develop a crucial skill.

I think what also makes us special is that we are creating multi-player games that are ready to play on anyone’s device instantly!  It’s so cool when kids create a game and their friends can battle it out straight away.