Based in Chicago, Illinois
April 1, 2014
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TheWzzard is the work of John Bohnert, a musician and game developer focused on mechanics experimentation, lean aesthetics, and simple control schemes.
HistoryIn the beginning
A classically trained electronic musician and multimedia artist, John Bohnert inadvertently began his game design education while streaming 5 different games a week on Twitch. Already well versed in dataflow programming John started doing coding tutorials during his down time while working at a call center and soon found himself investing more and more time into design and development, participating in a number of game jams and working on other projects as well.Recently
Since 2014 TheWzzard has released several small games and prototypes including the single screen action shooter Master Brain & Protectobot, frantic high fiving puzzler High Fiverer: The High Fivening, infinite procedural arcade schmup The Secret World of Arcade Repair, dual control top down action puzzler Ruby & Majesty: Treasure Team, Lovecraftian rhythm game Eldritch Trance, and infinite exploration platformer Glaring.
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Awards & Recognition
- "Winner of Volunteers of IndieCade's CommunityJam15 for Ruby & Majesty: Treasure Team" - September 20, 2015
- "#3 in Best of GameJolt 2015 for Ruby & Majesty: Treasure Team" - January 8, 2016
- "What sounded like a chore pleasantly gave me a good ride in what is a smart puzzle game with a streamlined design."
- John "Honno" Cena, GameJolt: Fireside
- "... Ruby & Majesty: Treasure Team also impresses with it’s charming pixel art animation, excellent soundtrack and playful dialogue. A well crafted pixel art puzzler that doesn’t take itself too seriously."
- Calum Fraser, Alpha Beta Gamer
- "This one is a trippy, two button rhythm game."
- Lena LeRay, IndieGames.com
- "It is like a defanged Neko Atsume, stripping out the microtransactions, fish economy and endless waiting and replacing them with deep holes, shifting platforms and relaxing electronic beats. "
- Brendan Caldwell, Rock Paper Shotgun
TheWzzard on Soundcloud
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Team & Repeating Collaborator
Artist, Programmer, Game Design, Music, Sound Design