We are Something Nerdy Studios LLC — a video game development company focusing on retro games. Our first project, Former Dawn, is a Science Fiction Action RPG targeting the NES and PC.
Jared Hoag is the Founder and CEO of Something Nerdy Studios. Part mathematician, part software engineer, all video game nerd, he seeks nothing less than to prove that the NES is a viable platform for large, modern, rich video games. In particular, he believes that RPGs of the caliber of Chrono Trigger and Terranigma are not only possible on the system, but inevitable.
Dominic Muller is the Co-founder and CTO of SNS. He is the man behind the curtain, patiently infusing digital sorcery into every line of code he writes for the company. Nick's mind is a virtual machine in which the NES runs with perfect fidelity. Like Jared, he also believes that there is vast untapped potential just waiting to be realized in the days ahead.
Former Dawn Team Members
Brandon Rodriguez (@saltandpixeldev) — Assistant Creative Director, Pixel Artist, and Pixel Art Animator focusing on backgrounds and level design.
Ellen Larsson (@FrankenGraphics) — Lead Pixel Art Animator focusing on character sprite animations.
Hali Hoag — Lead Concept Artist and Pixel Artist, focusing on character portraits and base character sprites.
Ryan Klesmit — General Advisor, Pixel Artist, Pixel Art Animator, and Designer focusing on creatures and NPCs.
Paul Molloy (@InfiniteNesLives) — Hardware Engineer focusing on NES cartridge design and manufacturing.
Joey Provencio (@Yoey) — Storyboard Artist, Concept Artist, and Pixel Artist focusing on storyboards.
Josué Oliveira (@josueferrol) — Electrical Engineer focusing on expansion audio hardware and firmware.
Ryan Barrett (@pixelpaintingrb) — Pixel Artist and Pixel Art Animator focusing on character and creature sprites.
Gabe Schulteis (Toffi) — Assistant Writer focusing on scenario and dialogue manuscripts.
Angus Heydon-Corrie (@gushyctv) — Musician focusing on proof of concepts for enhanced 2A03 audio subsystem.
David Sowsy — Programmer focusing on mobile app development.
…and of course…
Jared Hoag (@aquishix) — Creator, Lead Writer, Designer, Programmer, Coordinator, and Researcher focusing on entirely too many things.
Dominic Muller (@domgetter) — Lead Programmer, Researcher, and Designer focusing on entirely too many things as well.