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Austin Hallock is a junior computer science student at the University of Texas at Austin. In January 2012, he found Clay.io with fellow UT students Robert Leung and Radhika Sakalkale.
Clay.io is a platform for HTML5 games and features a marketplace for game players, as well as an API for game developers. The API allows developers to build high level features in their games, such as user accounts, payment processing, leaderboards, achievements, and analytics. The market for HTML5 games is fragmented, making it difficult to find and play games that work on any device. Clay.io fixes this discovery problem as a central location for HTML5 games.