Denise Long came up with the idea for Allegro on a dog walk in 2016. She wanted a word game that was fast and fun--something that gave everybody a chance to win. It needed to be easy to learn but challenging, too.
Like most startups, Denise got plenty of support from friends and family who helped her crash-test the game. They're the best!
Our rescue dog, Juno, wanted recognition, but was willing to settle for a box of dog biscuits. Unfortunately, the cameo shot of her at the end of the How-to-Play Allegro video has gone to her head and she now wants a purple tiara.
Finally, kudos to Denise's husband, Dan. He masterfully built the artwork/website and toiled into the wee hours editing the video. He truly is a wizard.
Allegro is Denise's first game. But Juno says to stay tuned because there are plenty more dog walks and games to come--her tummy is sure of it!