About

Scarybug Games is a one-person games studio consisting of Joe Rheaume. Joe is an independent game developer from Madison, Wisconsin. In 2008 his indie-game Chronotron was selected to be part of the Penny Arcade Expo’s PAX 10 along with 9 other rad game projects. Chronotron was also nominated for awards by JayIsGames and AddictingGames. He worked as a game developer at Three Rings Design, Inc (Part of SEGA Holdings, USA). Joe has an extensive background in Educational Game Design, making games for clients like the World Anti-Doping Association, Miller Brewing, and the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee way back in 2003. Scarybug Games’ current project – Mechagami – is currently seeking funding via Kickstarter.

You can contact Joe at scarybug@gmail.com

About the sound effects used in Chronotron.

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Is Twitter still a toxic mess or can I come back?

What if Taylor Swift killed seven at one stroke?

Someone in my feed suggested Hatred was a perfectly disguised Frog Fractions 2. :D can't find it to RT.

Looking forward to the abridged edit of The Hobbit films.

Dreamt Slimer was the new companion on Doctor Who. That might be enough to get me to watch it again...

When the robot apocalypse comes, remember this phrase to pass as a machine: "beep boop bop. Beep beep boop bop."

Insert obligatory remark that a game about graphic consensual sex is harder to publish than one about graphic nonconsensual violence.

Graphic & upsetting that any sane person would be forced to play as a total pacifist, but I know I'm giving the creators way too much credit

I'd say that Hatred is brilliant art challenging out acceptance of "justified" violence in games and movies by depicting violence as so ...

I'll go back to ignoring Hatred now, while continuing to wonder why the hell Dexter had such mainstream acceptance.

Or at least as easily justified as it is in games and film.

I like games about justified violence, but it does bother me that I'm buying into the fantasy that violence is ever justified.