Behind the Scenes: MANGLEDmaw's Journey with Amanda the Adventurer

In the heart of indie game development, where creativity knows no bounds, MANGLEDmaw stands tall as a testament to the power of passion, collaboration, and seizing rare opportunities. This article delves into the captivating journey of MANGLEDmaw, the indie studio that brought us the delightful experience of "Amanda the Adventurer."

The Genesis of MANGLEDmaw:

Founded by a group of four individuals, MANGLEDmaw Games emerged from the fertile grounds of a rare opportunity. James Pratt, a game designer with roots in Hamilton, Ontario, played a pivotal role in the studio's formation. With a shared vision and determination, the team embarked on a journey that would lead to the creation of "Amanda the Adventurer."

James Pratt: The Creative Force:

As a game designer, video editor, animator, and the voice behind Wooly the Sheep in "Amanda the Adventurer," James Pratt embodies the multifaceted nature of indie game development. Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, Pratt's spare time is a testament to his diverse interests, which include cooking, Magic: The Gathering, and a penchant for humour, even when uninvited.

Reece Themen: The Artistic Visionary:

In the bustling city of Toronto, Reece Themen, a black 3D artist, brings his passion for creature design to the forefront. As a co-founder of MANGLEDmaw, Themen assumed the crucial roles of artist and animation director for "Amanda the Adventurer." His expertise in crafting creatures, ranging from the creepy to the stunning, has left an indelible mark on the game.

The Talk: Reflecting on the Journey:

MANGLEDmaw invites you to join them for the last IGDA Toronto event of the year, where they will candidly share the story of their small indie studio. The talk will unravel the intricacies of their journey, exploring what worked, the mentalities that fueled their progress, and the pitfalls they encountered along the way. This is a unique opportunity for aspiring game developers to glean insights from those who have navigated the challenging waters of indie game development.

Event Details:

The event promises inclusivity, welcoming first-timers and seasoned industry professionals alike. Hosted by IGDA Toronto, the event is free to attend, making it accessible to everyone with an interest in the world of game development. Whether you're a developer, artist, or simply curious about the creative process, MANGLEDmaw's narrative is bound to inspire.

Sign up for the event here.

As MANGLEDmaw Games prepares to share their experiences, attendees can anticipate an enriching evening filled with anecdotes, lessons learned, and a glimpse into the making of "Amanda the Adventurer." Beyond the talk, the Meet & Mingle at IRENE by Sugar Beach promises to foster connections and conversations, emphasizing the collaborative spirit that defines the indie game development community. Don't miss this chance to be a part of the story behind MANGLEDmaw and its journey into indie game development.

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Join Amanda and her pal Wooly on a series of adventures as they explore and learn about our wonderful world! With several NEW play-along, laugh-along, learn-along episodes there’s always fun to be had! Just make sure to do everything Amanda says or she might get angry.