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game designer and co-founder


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Favorite genres: RTS/MOBA | RPG/MMO | Fighting | Action/Adventure
Favorite game: Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask

The first video game I played was Super Mario Bros at 4 years old, and I've loved video games ever since. Over the years, my skills as a gamer grew with each game I played. By the time I was 20, I played Mario again for nostalgia's sake. I started thinking, I'm so much better than when I was 4, I bet I could just breeze through this.

What a foolish thought that was. Mario died more times than I could count. It wasn't any easier than when I was a child, and it was just as fun as it was in the past. This kind of timeless experience is what inspires me to create games.

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game programmer & co-founder


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Favorite genres: JRPG | Fighting | Action/Adventure | Brawler
Favorite game: Sonic 3 & Knuckles

I grew up on Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt - my NES still works today and holds so many amazing memories. I eventually jumped ship to Sega during the 16-bit console wars. Although we fought hard and lost, I quickly identified with Sonic and have been a fan ever since. I continued my loyalty with Sega through the Dreamcast, which is the greatest system I've ever owned. Powerstone 2, Third Strike, Skies of Arcadia, Project Justice... I could go on and on but the library of games on that system are timeless to me.

I am very excited that with today's advancements in technology. With the low barrier to entry for development, I can finally bring my own game ideas to life. I want to make games where you feel like you have improved when you're done, and spark a sense of enjoyment when you pick it back up.

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quality assurance lead


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Favorite genres: JRPG | Third Person Shooter | Western RPG | Action/Adventure | Fighting
Favorite game: Xenogears

For as long as I can remember, my house was populated with consoles. From the NES onwards, I grew up with most consoles on hand. Looking back, I'm amazed at how far video games have come. As gamers, we've embarked on so many adventures and experienced so many stories that only could have been realized in this particular medium. Being able to contribute to this growing industry and hobby that I love is such an amazing opportunity.

I'm really drawn to games that have substantial stories and compelling play systems. Final Fantasy 6, Persona 3 & 4, and the Souls games immediately come to mind. These titles in particular had characters and worlds that really attracted me and left a lasting impression. One day I hope to create games that are just as groundbreaking.

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composer & sound designer

Shane Steinhilber

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Favorite genres: RPG | Fighting | Action/Adventure
Favorite games: The Legend of Zelda series, Metal Gear Solid, Assassin's Creed, Soul Calibur, Bayonetta, and Shadow of the Colossus

I am one of the core members of the legendary underground hip-hop group Higher Circle. I attended Five Towns College, and I majored in audio engineering and I also studied Indian classical music with Feroz Khan. I enjoy all genres of games, except for first person perspectives, since I suffer from motion sickness.

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marketing & events


Portrait of Jermaine Wynn

I've been playing games since the Atari 2600. My favorite game genre are Beat-Em-Ups, with Streets of Rage and Double Dragon being my favorite classics. I want to take that feel of retro gaming and bring that into the current industry scene. The games that were fair, but rewarded persistence and dedication had great formulas that we're looking to do here as well.

I've worked in retail, selling video games over the last ten years. It's always been great to talk to people who share the same enjoyment and passion for gaming that you do, and to help them find the perfect title to purchase has been rewarding for me. I've learned a lot about taking care of the player, and I'm excited to bring that mindset to our games.