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Father Son Team Starts Worcester Video Game Company

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

 

Worcester is home to a new video game startup, brought to the downtown by father son team, Kevin and Chris Grimm.

Father, Kevin Grimm brings 30 years of graphic design experience to the duo, while his son, Chris, is just out of college and commutes from Marlborough. The team is working against the difficult economy to start a new company and create a future for themselves in the gaming industry.

Earl Gray Entertainment is located in the heart of the city. Their first game, has come out for the Apple iPad. Kevin Grimm, Creative Director and Co-Founder and son Chris, Lead Developer and Co-Founder work together three days a week.

As a start-up company, Chris and Kevin strove to create the family friendly game available via iTunes and the Apple App Store. When asked about starting a game company amidst difficult times, Chris replied, “The idea was as exciting as it was scary - neither of us knew much about making games, or had even thought about it."

Chris is a self-taught programmer and went from bagging groceries to creating their first video game using art created by his father. The team overcame struggles of starting a small business and produced their first game, an acronym for Massive Intergalactic Leche Quest, MILQ, on June 18th.

The game features smooth design and playful cartoon figures. MILQ features an alien named Klim, whose fellow brethren have discovered the deliciousness of Kookies as invented by the great alien scientist Dr. Krevin Ookie – creator of the perfect snack. In a quest to find the perfect drink to accompany their delicious snack, Klim and his fellow aliens fly throughout the galaxy only to discover Milk, the perfect drink, exists on no other planet but Earth. That’s where the “leche” part comes into play.

This well-animated game featuring aesthetically pleasing artwork is sure to provide entertainment for people of all ages as they work to aid Klim in his quest for milk.

Not long after their project began, Kevin and Chris took on a third member to their team, Artan Myrtolli, as their main story writer. He felt very strongly about his friend’s project, saying, “There was no way I would let this company fail. There is too much talent and it feels too right. So the little free time I had was devoted to whatever they needed.”

 

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