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.

Latest Tweets

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe: a) fire. b) helium. c) underwater. d) all of the above

I really wish the @kickstarter iOS app made it easier to message all the people in a backer level instead of telling me I can't bid on myslf

Which reminds me, I should send out a message to my Kickstarter backers that there's a new version!

I'm pretty proud of the Cyborg Tyrannosaur mini boss, even if it still needs more animation frames to look pro.

Looking forward to the Madison Indies meetup tomorrow! (Run by @AeornFlippout) We're all sharing demos! I'm excited to show my progress!

I feel fine enough but risking her getting a cold or anything is just not an option. Stupid viruses wrecking our fun :(

I'm grumpy because I had a date tonight but I had to cancel cause I was sick and she works with immune compromised kids and can't risk it

The final space dungeon will likely share a lot of tiles with world 2 though I may make changes.

Finally working on the tile maps for world 4 in Mechagami! This might be the last tileset I need to make for the game!

#ff @moshboy who tweets super interesting little game concepts.

If I'm faving a bunch of your tweets, I'm not stalking you. I'm just basically faving everything cool in my timeline today. #hastag

Again, since I have the Mohawk instead now I don't really have any desire to wear a hat. But it's there on a shelf, reminding me about MRAs.

I know I've lamented MRAs ruining fedoras for the rest of us, but it just occurred to me that my primary SO & her gf wear them all the time.

Lucky I'm a white male. When I get burned out on social justice warring I can take a break and ignore everyone without being harassed.

Wow ok my sentence grammar conjugation under whiskey influence is not great

Being upset about "gamers are dead" is almost adorable. Is it laziness? Poor reading comprehension? Mad abt letting girls in the clubhouse?

Fact: whiskey and coke zero is much better than whiskey and diet coke.

If you're in a relationship where you're allowed to date multiple people but your partners isn't, does that make you monopolyamorous?

I miss Tim Langdell. Twitter was more fun back then.