Ackk Studios LLC was officially founded by Andrew and Brian Allanson in 2010, however the name of the studio was being used several years prior when the two brothers were still young but knew that creating video games was their passion. Over the years they would come up with another name to use for one project or another, but they would always return to Ackk Studios. In 2008 Andrew and Brian met Ian Bailey,a fellow game designer. After graduating from community college the 3 friends all went their separate ways to pursue bachelors degrees.
In Brian’s senior year as a cool down from working several hours a day on his thesis he would do Photoshop mockups of gameboy style games. He soon realized that these mockups could be used to create something and in early 2012 Brian got Andrew, and Ian back together and Ackk Studios was reborn.
Source: The Developer Website.