Richmond man's game that failed in Dragons' Den roars on to smartphones

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Almost made it: The Linkee boys Almost made it: The Linkee boys

A Richmond copywriter who found success with a quiz game that failed in the Dragons’ Den has seen the game turned into a smartphone app.

Tristan Hyatt-Williams from Richmond, co-created Linkee, a quiz game where players answer four questions and guess the common theme, with business partners Dean Tempest and Ben Drummond.

The trio appeared on the BBC show earlier this year and turned down £50,000 of investment from veteran dragon Duncan Bannatyne, who was after a 40 per cent share in the company.

Since appearing on the show, the game has been snapped up by retailer firebox.com.

Buyer Ben Redhead said: “When the Linkee lads told me they were building an app, I knew it would be a cracker.

“Translating a physical game to an app is not easy, but the app is a brilliant translation of the game that captures the unique, fun Linkee vibes for the mobile world.

“We’re confident the app will be fighting it out at the top of the charts this Christmas.”

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