Before we get to Ben's story you may have noticed that their game Monstor truck Destruction has been going quite well - over 2.2 million downloads we believe. Brothers David and Terry met Ben through the MEGA program and he became Managing Director of Odd Games.
Here is what Ben has to say.
"Collectively ODD Games found its partners and investors through the MEGA program. If we hadn't attended MEGA I strongly doubt we would have achieved what we have today. During MEGA we were tasked to write a business plan for ODD Games, which we have recently updated to enable us to apply for a Games Grant with Screen Australia. If we hadn't gone through the MEGA program we would have really struggled to pull a business plan together and hence would have missed out on applying. MEGA gave us the courage to present our ideas and face rejection, something which is required in the business world. MEGA mentors gave us confidence and direction to fine tune our weak points as a business before we actually launched. It was a great starting point to network with other like-minded individuals as well as businesses. It gave us opportunities to bounce/test different strategies and seek feedback on theoretical and real world applications. Ultimately it gave us a safe environment to play in, test and bed down core philosophies that are the backbone of our operation today. Without MEGA we could have quite easily failed as a start-up.
For anyone contemplating about participating in the digital economy, whether that be as a founder or investor or any role in between we strongly advise you undertake the MEGA course. No matter what your expectations of the course is this will be exceeded."