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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Submitted Mechagami to IGF. o_0

Snickering about #graymaregate in the back of the classroom w/ @zarawesome is making me play Eversion again. I'm probably about to hate him.

Or was it sexual favors? I'm unclear about how this conspiracy is supposed to work.

Frankly I would have awarded Gone Home GOTY if I was on the secret GOTY cabal. Even w/out being paid off by their clearly massive Pr budget.

Logically, you can easily get your indie game onto Steam by threatening to grant GabeN immortality. #logic

To become a #gamergate, a dominant worker must physically inhibit its sisters' reproductive abilities. E.g. clip off their thoracic gemmae.

#Gamergates live in colonies w/ winged & ergatoid queens; Singly in monogynous colonies & alongside other #gamergates in polygynous colonies

The term "#gamergate" derives from the Greek words γάμος (gámos) and ἐργάτης (ergátēs) and means "married worker."

A #gamergate is a reproductively viable female worker ant that is able to reproduce with mature males when the colony is lacking a queen

Whoah whoa whoa, how did I not know about the REAL #gamergate? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamergate

Think #gamergate is about something other than punishing women for being on the internet? (No, of course you don't) skepchick.org/2014/10/the-to…

If Twitter and YouTube both came out as anti-death-threat, would that mean GamerGrape bros would have to boycott them?

The Indie Games for Good marathon is still going strong! twitch.tv/cloudboatarmada

Please no one prove me wrong, but it seems like most game devs are fine having their games critiqued over problematic portrayal of women

Using the term "false flag" unironically is probably thw quickest way to get me to never take you seriously again.

Worked on the Cyborg Tyrannosaur miniboss for Mechagami today. Breathes fire, missile launchers for arms, and wheels on its feet.

Makin' maps and drinkin' whiskey. Indie game dev's financially risky

TLF: Out of the Background: Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, Women as Background II shar.es/11aQmu via @sharethis