Paul Gouge and Alex Rigby

Schoolfriends Gouge, 41, and Rigby, 44, founded Playdemic in Wilmslow, Cheshire, in 2009. The pair had already achieved success in the gaming world, but Playdemic’s Golf Clash topped global download charts. At its peak, sales surpassed $1m a day. Playdemic was sold to Warner Bros last year.