Alumni Indie Studios

One of the biggest changes in the game industry over the last few years has been in the ability for an individual or a small startup group to create their own Independent (Indie) studios, and start producing games. The following Alumni Indie Studios were started by our Game Design graduates…

 (for any updates, please contact Dave Warfield)

 

6 Eyed Studio

Clinton Ma (GD17) – Founder & Lead Developer
Justin Nichols (GD17) – 2D Artist & Animator on FLAK

Announced Games: FLAK (web)
FLAK on IndieDB: http://www.indiedb.com/games/flak

Website: http://www.6eyedstudio.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/6eyedstudio
Twitter: http://twitter.com/6EyedStudio
Google+: http://google.com/+6eyedstudiogames
IndieDB: http://www.indiedb.com/company/6-eyed-studio

 


All Are Kings

Justin Nichols (GD17) – Art & Level Design
Jarett McKenna (GD17) – Programmer
Balraj Basi (GD17) – Programmer
Chris Ellington (GD17) – Art & Level Design
Remi Storms (GD17) – Technical Artist

Games: Forerunner is a fast paced platform game for the iPhone. The player must guide a lone runner across five diverse environments, running, jumping and sliding…
(https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/forerunner/id469998683?mt=8)
Dragon Dash (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-dash/id511156167?mt=8)

Website: www.forerunnergame.com

 


Black Sword Games

Taylor Cox (GD23) – CEO and Boss Cat
Zak Papalia (GD23) – Consultant

Games: Flagship game series is Valcarta, which is an RPG series driven by a split-path mechanic, and not in the traditional manner.

Website: www.blackswordgames.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/riseofthedemon

 


Blockasaurus Games Inc.

Bowen Block (GD09) – Chief Executive Officer

Games: TBA.

Website:

 


 

Cinder

Pieter Parker (GD10) – Founder

Games: TBA.

Website:

 


Complex Games

Kim Lazaruk (GD08)

website: http://www.complexgames.com/


Cool Times

Jose “Toño” González (GD25)
Raul Fukunaga (GD25)

Game: Goobly - The player controls Goobly, an alien creature elastic, and tries to save his friends from the terrible Doctor Ooh. Stretch, swing and throw Goobly through several phases, full of danger, to complete his mission.

Website: www.cooltimes.com.br

 


Dark Acre

Christopher “Jack” Nilssen (GD16) - Founder

Games: Above and Below, Ball of Steel, The Apartment

Website: http://dark-acre.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DarkAcre

Website: http://dark-acre.com
Facebook: http:/facebook.com/DarkAcre,http://facebook/jack.nilssen
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DarkAcreGames,http://twitter.com/DarkAcreBookshttp://twitter.com/DarkAcreJack<- NSFW
Google Plus: http://bit.ly/DarkAcrePlus
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/DarkAcreGames

Published Games
P01: Above & Below
P03: Ball of Steel
P07: CHASSIS

DALD19: PLUNDER
DALD20: The Child
DALD21: Escapology
DALD22: Alone
DALD23: Tiny World
DALD24: Evol
DALD25: CONDEMNED

DRKD01: Invaders
DRKD02: ‘ROIDS
DRKD03: Fragger
DRKD04: Offender
DRKD05: Fisher
DRKD06: Missle’d!
DRKD07: “Q”
DRKD08: Darkipede
DRKD09: Gunflier
DRKD10: Darkatron
DRKD11: Potter
DRKD12: Jaxxon
DRKD13: DOOMED
DRKD14: Mike Renwick’s ABDUCTED!
DRKD15: Portal Drop
DRKD16: RUSSIAN
DRKD17: Tubed
DRKD18: DARKSLOTS
1GAM01: The Apartment

Announced Games
P00: Untitled
P05: The Child: Episodes
P08: Project Zero Eight (Cyberdrunk)
1GAM02 : CONCRETE

Published Books
Parlow’s Choice
SC01 Tale of the Madeus – The Solarus Cycle I
SC02 Ambia – The Solarus Cycle II

Announced Books
SC03 (Solarus 3) – The Solarus Cycle III


Eleventh Level Interactive

Dustin Kaban ( GD17 ) – CEO & Founder
Evan Luty (GD11) - Game Designer
Troy Otway (GD11) - Sound Designer
Kyle Wall (3D83) - 3D & 2D Artist / Marketing
Humaira Thalayan (3D84) - 3D & 2D Animator / Concept Artist

Game(s): Smash! (Released) ,  Underwater Metropolis (Current Project)
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/smash!/id590460732
Google Play (Android): 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eleventhlevelinteractive.GameOne

 

Webpage: http://eleventhlevelinteractive.co
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/eleventhlevelinteractive
Twitter: 
http://www.twitter.com/11thlevelgames

 


Guanabara Games

João Flávio  (GD16) – Founder/Owner/CEO/Level Designer/Project Manager

Our first project was an advergame: http://www.guanabaragames.com/#!video-apresentao/cgcu. This game was developed for “CNseg”, an advergame that explained how assurance works for children and young people. The sequel of this game is under development, and we are almost finished another game for mobile/handheld devices, it´s going to be in the stores very soon.

website: http://www.guanabaragames.com

 


Kiwi Interactive

William Shyu (GD20)

games: BabyMaker: Diapers to Diploma

Games announced: 5 Card Hero (In development)

Five card poker meets role-playing game in this casual puzzle RPG for iOS. Play draw poker to fight monsters, collect cards and unlock the mysteries of Cardinia!
- Conquer over 45 bite-sized levels
- Unlock all 4 characters with unique abilities
- Fight monsters and collect their cards
- Collect all 52 cards and power up your deck.

http://bit.ly/YUv3ca (to join beta)

website: http://www.kiwiinteractive.com/
facebook: https://apps.facebook.com/babymakers/

 


 

KrangGAMES Inc.

Nick Yonge (GD16) - Founder/Director/MCS-EOOEJ

krangGAMES is an independent game development company specializing in developing small online games. Founded in December of 2010 by Nicholas Yonge, it has deployed multiple games online which have collectively been played well over 20 million times. Its projects have been critically acclaimed, received coverage by PCGamer.com, Motherboard.TV, and IndieGames.com, and have received nominations in the 2011 Canadian Videogame Awards. Currently, krangGAMES continues developing online games using Adobe Flash, and is also developing games for the mobile gaming market.

Games: Empty, PRIOR, Nyan Cat FLY!, i saw her standing there, Nak the Crunkodile, Beloved, Eunaborb, Tris

website: http://www.kranggames.com
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kranggames
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/@kranggames 

 


Last Pick Productions

Chris Worboys (GD13) – Founder and Designer

Games: Homeless (previously titled iBeg) – a game for social change

Webpage: www.lastpickproductions.com
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/lastpickproductions
Google+: gplus.to/lastpickproductions
Twitter: @lastpickprod
KickStarterhttp://kck.st/SUtOgv

 


Lemonade Labs

Ted Carefoot (GD11) – CEO/Founder

Games announced:  Leviathans Online: http://leviathansonline.com/ (in pre-production)

Webpage: http://www.lemonadelabs.ca/
FB link: https://www.facebook.com/Lemonadelabskelowna
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lemonadelabs
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lemonade-gamelabs-ltd

 


 

Lost Mythic Games

Mark Barazzuol (GD05)

 


Lumos

Matthew Miner (FD31) – Chief Executive Officer
Brad Keys (GD13) – Chief Creative Officer

Lumos provides web services for games made with Unity. Easily integrate analytics, diagnostics, social functionality, and more.

Website: www.lumospowered.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lumospowered

 


Pixel Pi Games

Larissa Fuchs (GD22)
Maxwell Hannaman (GD22)
Richard Harrison (GD22)
Mike Cooper (GD22)
Leanne Roed (GD22)

Games: Pulse
Pulse is a first person survival game that takes place in an unseen world revealed only by sound.

Websiteteampixelpi.com
Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/teampixelpi/pulse-reveal-the-world-through-sound 

 


Vivid Wish Games

Chryvon Ng (GD22) – Founder

Games: To Be Announced

Website: www.vividwishgames.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/VividWishGames

 


Whitebox Interactive

Jonathan Falkowski (GD10) – CEO
Brant Stutheit (GD27) – Game Designer
Jordan Lang (GD27) – Character Artist
Quin Henshaw (GD25) – Lead Programmer
Wilar Aquilara (GD30) – Environment artist
Luca Cafasso (GD30) – Environment artist
Anthony Bruno (GD30) – Game Designer
Damien Lelievre (GD20) – Programmer
Francisco Sotelo (GD28) – Programmer
Joel Bailey (GD30) – Game Designer
Oscar Torres (GD21) – Animator

Whitebox Interactive is a new limited corporation operating a software development business in Vancouver, BC.  Whitebox Interactive mission is to provide gamers with an innovative and passion-evident alternative in the MOBA market. Gamers should experience the feeling that they are playing a game created by other gamers.

Games: To Be Announced

Website: www.whiteboxgames.com/

 


Zone Studios

Blackwell Hird (GD18) – CEO, Lead Designer

Games: Conquest

Website: zone-studios.com
Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1735103142/conquest