Factsheet

Developer:
TheWzzard
Based in Chicago, Illinois

Founding date:
April 1, 2014

Website:
thewzzard.com

Press / Business contact:
john@thewzzard.com

Social:
twitter.com/TheWzzard

Releases:
Ruby And Majesty Treasure Team
Glaring

Phone:
440-225-9388

Description

TheWzzard is the work of John Bohnert, a musician and game developer focused on mechanics experimentation, lean aesthetics, and simple control schemes.

History

In the beginning

A classically trained music technologist and multimedia artist, John Bohnert inadvertently began his game design education while attempting to play and stream 5 games a week on Twitch. Already well versed in dataflow programming John started doing game dev 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 games of varying size 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.

Projects


Videos

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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

Selected Articles

  • "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
Hear more of the sounds of TheWzzard at soundcloud.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

John Bohnert
Artist, Programmer, Game Design, Music, Sound Design


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