When North­eastern Uni­ver­sity alumnus Charles Svirk and his best friend Matthew Valich, a grad­uate of Emerson Col­lege, released Photos to Photos in the App Store in mid-​​July, they warned poten­tial users:

If Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity had a baby, this would be their wild child.

With a descrip­tion like that, it’s no sur­prise the new mobile game attracted so much atten­tion the duo’s server crashed. “It’s a good problem to have,” admitted Svirk, adding that they have since signed on a chief tech­nology officer to help handle the app’s com­plexity and growing popularity.

Photos to Photos is a free, social game of photo com­par­isons that tran­spired at the begin­ning of 2013. Svirk and Valich were playing Apples to Apples over winter break and had this sort of aha moment. The phys­ical product didn’t have a mobile com­po­nent, yet their mobile devices held an over­whelming amount of user-​​generated con­tent — all sit­ting stag­nant, just waiting to be incor­po­rated into some wildly addicting game.

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