Back in March, Firemint CEO Rob Murray sent several members of the Pocket Gamer team an email about a new side-project that had just been released.
"It is hard for me to be objective because I actually coded the entire game myself (in between running the company)," he wrote.
"I think it is awesomely fun and has an attractive theme and graphics, but since it is quite simple I am not sure how it fits with your editorial focus."
The game was Flight Control. Yes, it most certainly did fit with our editorial focus, and it's since been downloaded by well over a million iPhone owners - while sparking a genre in its own right.