About Twinbeard Studios

Twinbeard Studios is an independent game development studio based out of Berkeley, CA. Actually, it’s a dude based out of Berkeley, CA, but twinbearddude.com didn’t have the same ring to it, so just bear with me here. Twinbeard is hand-crafting some pretty sweet games out of raw bits, and maybe you should play some.

You can also contact Twinbeard Studios at jim@goombas.org, but be warned that it may ruin the illusion when a dude answers the email rather than a studio.


    Carl, 2012-10-24 13:41:17

    Love your games and sense of humour :D

    Joey Page, 2012-11-14 21:43:37

    I laughed when a friend sent me Futilitris, pretty amusing, but then I clicked around and found Frog fractions. Brilliant. Great work. Keep it up, that was easily one the best and most creative flash games I’ve ever played. (I’ve played quiet the good amount)

    Robert, 2012-11-22 12:28:37

    @Joey Page

    Forget one of the best flash games, that is one of the best GAMES I have ever played.

    Rob, 2012-11-27 12:05:29

    I just found out about Frog Fractions today, and I played through the whole thing as soon as I got to a computer. It was brilliant, and easily one of my favorite games this year.

    sir scoots, 2012-12-06 09:22:50

    amazing. game of the year. 11/10

    FrozenPixelstudio, 2013-01-03 17:34:28

    This is the best lost 3 hours while baked ever. I laughed my ass so hard…the riddles are great and amusing, the variety of genres switching throughout the games is surprising and keeps you glued to the keyboard.
    The part with the console riddles is brilliant (I won’t spoil!). I love how I got burned by the computer after being stupid enough to type “open porthole” on a star ship. Massive respect for the work on the console’s “A.I.”. It’s really original, smart and freaky!

    Overall: A must-play mind-fuck, 9/10 (It would be 10 if the frog character looked better and soothed more to the game atmosphere).

    FrozenPixelstudio, 2013-01-03 17:38:39

    Oops, wrong section! This was supposed to be in Frog Factions!

    shawn, 2013-01-20 22:57:13

    Frog Fractions is an incredible adventure! Thanks so much for making it!

    Like a billion / 10 apples

    dickable, 2013-01-31 07:43:51

    Possibly the biggest mindfuck I’ve ever played.

    …that’s a compliment, to be clear.

    Juan, 2013-03-25 14:04:36

    best . games . ever

    bopx, 2013-11-09 06:20:12

    Frog Fractions is a perfect goddamn work of art. I always recommend it to every single person I know, spreading the gospel of fractions and changing lives for the better. Thank you Twinbeard ♥

    Rory, 2014-03-18 06:17:14

    man…i thought i was tripping balls while playing frog fractions.

    chiptune, 2014-04-10 16:44:56

    Great choice of music for Futilitris! How did you program it?

    Jim, 2014-04-10 16:51:06

    I’d asked Chris Hampton (Beek) to do the music for Futilitris. He ended up not having time, but he pointed out Tchaikovsky’s “Slavonic March” as an appropriately depressing Russian folk tune. I adapted it myself, using Schism tracker:

    I’m comfortable with that tool because I used Impulse Tracker as my primary composition tool in the 1990s, but somebody unfamiliar with it would probably do better to learn Famitracker or Renoise:

    Elyas, 2015-09-03 06:24:21

    Hi Jim!

    I’d like to ask, is your article on making video games more mysterious was still available online?

    I had it bookmarked a couple of months back with the intention of reading it, but it seems the site hosting it isn’t available anymore.

    Jim, 2015-09-03 12:22:41

    The video is here: https://vimeo.com/91436410
    A transcript is archived here: https://web.archive.org/web/20141111031249/http://postproductdev.com/2014/04/07/jim-crawford-on-making-games-more-mysterious/

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