Meet The Team
Alec perceives everything in the world as a game, so it’s probably ironic that he takes himself so seriously… He’s a crossword puzzler, guitar player, film buff, and gamer (duh), but somehow still manages to find time to eat and sleep... sometimes.
Oh, and his favorite Starburst are the yellow ones. I know — what a freak, right?!
Andrew Dos Santos
World traveler. Wood worker. Skilled Astaroth player. Andrew is the most interesting man in the world, or at least, aspires to be.
Like a beacon of truth boldly piercing through the fog of doubt, Charley often gets carried away and uses more words than necessary to communicate a point.
He is fond of tea, silliness, and wild gesticulation. He likes finding the fun in everyday things.
Clark always had an irresistible urge to put curly braces around everything, so it’s no surprise he gravitated towards programming as his career of choice. Like a robotic man powered by Coca-Cola, Clark can code nonstop, barely needs to sleep, and rusts when left out in the rain.
A crazy cat lady in training, Elie spends the free time she has (in between playing with her cats) making things. Whether it be cookies, comics, furniture, or video games, if it can be made, Elie will try. Her dream is to one day become a magical girl who saves stray cats all over the world!
Hailing originally from the Frozen North of New England, Darren has since journeyed to warmer climes and misses fall and winter - though he admits it's nice not having to dig his car out of the snow anymore. He's just as happy telling a story with music, gameplay systems, or words; in fact, he prefers to use all three whenever possible! He's never met a concept he can't break down and systematize into a spreadsheet. Yet he is also sentimental, with a soft spot for bugs (except the blood-sucking kind).
Quite good at a lot of things but not outstandingly good at anything, David’s epitaph will probably be, “he was clever but not wise.”
His favorite games are ones he can win.
James ‘Bones’ Meddock
The Almighty Bones was chiseled out of a piece of sandstone in the American Southwest. His mustache was then flown in from Cooperstown and attached shortly after. Since defeating the submarine level in Earthworm Jim, Bones knew he could make it in the gaming world. He enjoys spending time with family, watching baseball, and playing with his dog, Baby Driver.
Jenny peaked in 2017 with the creation of Barles Charkley’s Shut Up and Paint! Since then, she has been wallowing in weltschmerz and systematically hitting platinum in every FromSoft game. Her only hobby is reading comments on ambient music videos on YouTube, which every day brings her closer to transcending human consciousness.
Arriving at the studio under Cthulian circumstances involving a flying mollusk, Jesse has fought on the distant battlefields of PC, Mac, Vive, Oculus, and Console… all in one trunk, on a single project. What does his arrival herald? It might be awesome. It might be terrifying. It might very well be the end of the world. But whatever it is, he’ll be laughing all the way.
Born on the island of Java, the Justine has a natural affinity for video games and coffee. Legends say she is endlessly lurking in data analytics tools, forums, and Discord. Always watching from the shadows... In reality, she is actually quite social and generally loves people. Especially if they give her food.
Liam loves learning new things every day. His insatiable thirst for knowledge is only outmatched by his love for competitive fighting games.
If he's not traveling across North America to crush others in Fighting Game tournaments, he's probably working, or programming. Legend has it he sleeps sometimes, too.
Hailing from Chile, Rodrigo is the leader of one of the largest, best equipped, and highly trained cat armies in the world (don’t tell anyone that he is allergic to his minions, though). After conquering the Rubik’s cube, Cuphead speedruns, and the Chilean Skullgirls scene, his next objectives lie at Hidden Variable Studios...
He also happens to do some programming in his free time.
Sairus has always been fascinated by games, and while he may have graduated from Breakout to Combo Breakers over the years, the obsession never waned.
Sairus now balances that obsession with a healthy dose of drawing, movies, and meticulously curating his ever-growing bandana collection. He also tries to do some Community Manager stuff from time to time.
Games, comics, cartoons, paintings... if it involves pictures it’s safe to say Sean’s obsessed with it. His primary frustration is that once a night he has to stop looking at these wonderful things and close his eyes.
Tarik loves games, films, food, and photography. It’s no surprise that at any given hour he is either consuming or creating one of those things. Usually it’s food. Remarkably, he can still do a handstand in yoga class. When not practicing the dark art of game direction, he spends time tooling with company websites and writing about himself in the third person.