tinydark is a microstudio based in South Carolina and headed by Vael Victus. We make web games, delivering seamless game experiences across browser and mobile. Our work is often experimental, developed with the belief that success will be achieved through novel gameplay. Ethics is a core pillar of tinydark and we strive to be a tiny, dark beacon of hope in the games industry. Please see our Philosophy page for more information.
|Year||Work began on refactoring GAM3, adding multiplayer and roleplay features. Bean Grower and Orbium both saw big releases.|
|November||The Orbium's redesign is complete. It is released into v1.|
|May||Bean Grower is released! This is the studio's first finished game.|
|September||tinydark is born and all websites are migrated to a new, powerful, production-ready server.|
|May||Fireburner demo released privately. Work continues.|
|January||We announce that MonBre will enter passive development.|
|October||The rise and fall of the project codenamed "Necro".|
|August||GAM3 is marked and released as version 1.0! This was a huge milestone for the studio.|
|April||Spring Update for The Orbium. Many smaller, unnamed releases were subsequent to this.
Began working with Alonso.
|April||The Orbium reaches beta.|
|June||Daiele releases to the public! It's the most ambitious GAM3 prototype yet.|
|January||The Orbium releases in an alpha state.|
|August||The first GAM3 prototype releases: The Bear.|
|January||GAM3 begins development.|
|December||Bean Grower beta is publicly released. It's the first game released since MonBre.|
|August||With great sadness, MurCity is cancelled.|
|January||thebcn.net is released; the precursor to The Orbium.|
|Year||Mostly finding an identity for MurCity and my studio. I decided on "Black Coat Studio", and imagined the developers as enigmatic beings donning black coats. Began work on thebcn.net.|
|July||MonBre goes on official hiatus to focus work on MurCity.|
|August||MurCity releases to the web. It consists of little more than Hunters poking each other with sticks every few hours.|
|January||MonBre is released to the web. It consists of little more than buying a monster and raising it via work.|