Greenheart Games Pty. Ltd.
We are Greenheart Games, a small indie team working remotely from all over the world. We value the player’s time and intelligence and believe that games need to be more than thinly-disguised slot machines optimized solely to generate profit. We made Game Dev Tycoon and you might have heard about our piracy experiment when it went viral. Our newest project is Tavern Keeper, a fantasy tavern simulator that aims to combine tycoon/sim/management gameplay with a fun and funny setting.
– We begin work on concepts for a round-based game development simulation planned for the iPhone.
– We change plans and re-target the game as a real-time isometric simulation for the upcoming Windows Store.
– Greenheart Games is officially founded.
– A preview version of Game Dev Tycoon is released on the Windows 8 Preview Store.
– The full version of Game Dev Tycoon is released and becomes the first simulation game on the Windows 8 Store.
– Game Dev Tycoon is ported to Windows, Mac and Linux. The release causes world-wide media attention when we report our piracy rates on day one.
– An updated version of Game Dev Tycoon is released on Steam to a great reception.
– We release Greenworks, our library enabling integration of node-webkit based games with Steam, under a MIT license that allows others to build upon these tools and use them for commercial purposes.
We started a number of new projects with varying success. 2014 brought a lot of challenges and after many hard lessons learned we refocused our attention on some core projects.
We updated Greenworks to make it even easier for HTML5 games to integrate with Steam.
We started to carbon offset our international flights as well as general electricity usage.
Reacting to the European refugee crisis, we hosted our first charity sale donating almost double the revenue from the sale.
We continued working on Game #2 and in December finally revealed it as Tavern Keeper
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Patrick Klug (Founder, Director, Game Developer)
Programmer, aspiring game designer and gamer at heart, business manager by necessity. Patrick is the director and manager of Greenheart Games but his real passion is creating interesting games. Before founding Greenheart Games to start his own adventure he worked in the software industry for over ten years, most notably creating the Windows mind mapping tool NovaMind. Nowadays he spends his time being equally terrified and delighted by the task of creating Tavern Keeper.
Favorite games: Wing Commander 3/4, Theme Hospital, Portal 1+2, Skyrim
- Brisbane, Australia
Patrick also blogs rarely at www.patrickklug.com
Daniel Klug (Founder, Game Developer)
Daniel has been in the software industry for over ten years. Prior to founding Greenheart Games he worked extensively with C++ and later in the WPF/C# and the .NET Compact Framework space.
Favorite games: X-Com, Diablo, Assassins Creed, Portal 1+2
- Graz, Austria
Mafalda Melo (Support)
Despite feeling strange about talking in third-person, Mafalda has been working in support since her first real job in a small Chiado theatre. As she continued to improve her skills, further ignoring her degree in Political Science, she kept hoping that one day it would be possible to marry her love of games with her newly found passion for helping others. Needless to say, she’s pretty happy about how things turned out.
When not going through her Steam backlog, Mafalda lives near sunny Lisbon with some dude who loves drawing. He’s weird.
Favorite games: The Curse of Monkey Island, Fallout 3, Theme Hospital, Borderlands and Super Mario Brothers 3
- Lisbon, Portugal
Dave McCabe (Narrative Designer)
Dave has been writing for too long to recall, but he wrote his first video game story in ’97 after playing Final Fantasy 7. It was about a universe-travelling bounty-hunting werewolf and her robot sidekick. Since then he has written for various mediums, companies and games, as well as teaching others how to do the same. He still hopes to makes ‘Robot and Girl’ some day…
He is not really a drawing. He is, however, un-photogenic.
Favorite games: Lots, including Dungeon Keeper 2, Final Fantasy 7, FTL, Planescape: Torment & Space Quest 5
- somewhere in Europe
Chad Keating (Game Developer)
Chad has a background in audio and visual production working with bands and festivals around the UK. Known as SirEverard within the Greenheart Games community he has became a prolific modder before joining Greenheart Games. In his spare time he is also a hobbyist musician.
Favorite games: Mass Effect, Assassins Creed, Deponia, Grim Fandango and the Final Fantasy series
- Newquay, United Kingdom
Dan Super (Game Developer)
Dan has been programming since he was a kid and has been obsessed with games as long as he can remember. After five years of making mobile games he’s finally working on the kind of game he wants to play. When he’s not working he’s writing about indie game development, playing board games, and watching Cohen Brothers movies.
Favorite games: The Binding of Issac, Sid Meyer’s Civilization, Overwatch, Android Netrunner
- Tennessee, USA
Seth Trimble (Art Wizard)
After dabbling in robotics, 3D printing, and setting things on fire with a blowtorch, Seth figured “why not make game art?”. And so he did. After three and a half years cutting his teeth on mobile games, he concluded life was too short to live in Dallas, packed up and moved to Oregon – where they get the green mana for M:TG. He now spends his days painting, sculpting, and concepting fantastic characters and the worlds they inhabit.
Favorite games: League of Legends, Super Meat Boy, Crawl, Super Smash Brothers, FF 1-9, M:TG
- Portland, Oregon, USA
Mike Singleton (Art Necromancer)
Mike has been making art since he could hold a pencil, with a special preference for the Robot, Monster, and Spaceship genres. After getting his start as a comics author and freelance artist, he served a three-year tour in the grim trenches of the mobile games industry. Now an older and wiser man, he’s finally fulfilling his longstanding dream of making games for the PC.
Favorite games: Jagged Alliance 2, Supreme Commander, Angband, and Deus Ex.
- Dallas, Texas, USA
Mark Pearce (Animation Artisan)
Mark has been working as an animator in the games industry for 5 years, and got his start making indie games with his brothers. He has always had a passion for characters and using animation to tell a story. He also has a keen interest in how animation can reinforce game design, and game-feel. He currently lives in New Zealand, with his wife and 2 daughters.
Favorite games: Zelda, Metal Gear Solid, Super Smash Bros, Harvest Moon, Xenoblade
- Auckland, New Zealand
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