Northern Ireland’s favourite pizzeria, Little Wing has launched an exciting new mobile game.
The popular home grown pizzeria group partnered with University of Ulster design students, tasking them with creating the design concept for their first ever mobile game, ‘Wingin’ It’, which is now available to download free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
University of Ulster BDes (Hons) Interaction Design students, Inga Hampton and Andy Whann jumped at the chance to get involved in the exciting project and stepped up to the plate with innovative concepts for the game. The students’ ideas were then brought to life by local developer, Chris Coleman.
‘Wingin’ It’ challenges players to make pizzas from the Little Wing menu; gamers must catch toppings on a winged pizza base as they fall from the sky whilst avoiding hitting any pesky clouds.
Players from as young as four years old will find themselves quickly immersed in the addictive game, becoming more and more determined to beat their high scores. And with the ‘Winging It’ high scores to be displayed on leader boards in each of Little Wing’s six restaurants, the pressure is on for pizza lovers to hone their skills.
The game is the next stage in a series of ongoing investments in Little Wing’s digital offering, following the launch of its new websitewww.littlewingpizzeria.com earlier this year.
Players can download the game on both the Apple App Store and Google Play, so whether you are in one of the six Little Wing restaurants, or the comfort of your own home, you can grab a ‘pizza the action’.
Commenting on the launch, Luke Wolsey, Managing Director, Little Wing Pizzeria said:
“Little Wing Pizzeria has six successful branches in Northern Ireland and we are always looking for opportunities to grow and develop our offering. The decision to get involved with the University of Ulster was easy and we were thrilled to see the quality of the ideas that students submitted.
“Inga and Andy really impressed us with their designs, as they captured the family fun ethos of Little Wing perfectly. We hope that working with Little Wing will help them to develop and build their experience for future.
“I am confident the new game will add an extra element of fun for our customers, young and old, and I look forward to seeing the high scores rolling in.”
Commenting on her involvement with the concept of the Little Wing game, Inga Hampton said: “Getting the opportunity to be involved with the concept and design of a brand new game for Little Wing was very exciting. We are thrilled to have been given this opportunity and to see our ideas become a reality.”
Andy Whann added: “Having this experience has been great to help us build up our skills for the work place in future and will make a great addition to our CVs. We can’t wait to download the game for ourselves and see what high scores we can get.”
The new Little Wing ‘Wingin’ It’ game is available now for free download on the Apple App Store and Google Play. For further information visit www.littlewingpizzeria.com, or follow Little Wing on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (LittleWingPizzeria).
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