In 2016, two entrepreneurs Alan Harding and Matthew Wiggins perused their ambition of starting up their own games business with an innovative twist. Following their hunch that messaging apps would soon become the next huge platform for games the pair started to work on their future company Mojiworks.

Harding and Wiggins both already knew a fair amount about games and building a company and used this to devote everything into making games for messaging apps.

Mojiworks is now a leading UK based start-up dedicated to creating games for the world’s fast-growing chat and messaging platforms. The company has received over £2.1 million in series A funding led by Balderton Capital, Europe’s largest early stage venture capital investor. This enables the Mojiworks team to launch multiple new game projects and expand the current Guildford headquarters from 10 to 25 staff in the next twelve months.

Currently more than five billion people worldwide use messaging apps every month and Mojiworks has successfully positioned itself at the forefront of messaging games development.

Mojiworks was successfully able to identify an innovative opportunity of combining gaming apps with the network of communities which people have in their messaging apps and through this they created a meaningful and memorable social platform.

The concept of Mojiworks and the software components associated to creating such an innovative platform are considered to be Research and Development. The company is therefore eligible for a significant rebate on its R&D expenditure. The available tax relief on R&D activities is very generous and should be utilised, to find out more contact a Swanson Reed R&D specialist today.