Alumni Brothers Launch First Title for Gaming Company Based in Columbia
August 10, 2017
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Two graduates of the University of Baltimore's Simulation and Digital Entertainment program (recently renamed Simulation and Game Design), the brothers Matthew Leonard, B.S. '16, and Michael Leonard, B.S. '14, have started their own game design company, Leonard Brothers Game Studio, based in Columbia, Md. The pair also released their first video game, called Entropy, which is now available for free on Google Play.
"We are an indie studio founded by two brothers who spent our youth loving and playing video games and we each earned degrees in that field," the brothers say on their website. "Although we both love video games, we have very different talents."
Michael Leonard, the two say, is the artistic talent whose emphasis in the world of gaming is on the look and feel of games. Matthew Leonard, on the other hand, brings to bear his talents in math and communications, which he uses to program and write for the gaming industry.
The Leonard brothers' new title, Entropy, is "a mobile game that challenges the player to manage all the energy in the universe to prevent it from running out before time and space ends."
After the two studied at Howard Community College, "[w]e both went onto the University of Baltimore where we each received our B.S. in Simulation and Digital Entertainment. Michael graduated in May 2014 [summa cum laude] and Matthew graduated May 2016 [magna cum laude].
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