Matt’s been gaming since before he can remember; being fairly platform-agnostic as a kid, he grew a broad appreciation of all sorts of different games. It was his dumb idea that got us all into this mess. You’ll recognize him on-stream as the hatted one making all the horrible puns.
@karamisaurus | Steam | Favorite Indie Game: Jamestown
Shamayel has been into gaming since her father brought home an NES at the tender age of 6. A recent transplant to the Bay Area, Shamayel moved to get away from Matt's terrible puns. She delights in deadpan humor, hanging out in speakeasies, and leading long administrative meetings.
@aerothopter | Steam | Favorite Indie Game: Flower
Zach's basically a one-man show. After designing the Cloudboat Armada site, he went to beast mode and designed this site, too. Although he was introduced to the indie gaming scene relatively recently, his belief that games can be art drives his interest in playing cool indie titles. He's also single and likes to cook . . . ladies.
@fiskmeshi | Steam | Favorite Indie Game: Dwarf Fortress
Elena was raised on a steady diet of NetHack and Dungeon Keeper. Since then, she has taken up the task of writing nearly all of the text on this website. Although she has returned to her ancestral homeland to delve into the deeper mysteries of Psychology, she still makes a yearly pilgrimage back to us for IGG.
Daniel has been enjoying "indie" games since he found out he could download freeware from the internet on a state of the art dial-up connection. When not gallivanting in cyberspace, he enjoys useless facts and diminutive equines. He is still trying to figure out why we all refer to ourselves in the third person, even though we wrote our own bios.
@yggdrasil03 | Steam | Favorite Indie Game: Minecraft
When Garrett is done engineering at work, he spends his free time building things in games. He then proceeds to blow them up (something which is usually frowned upon at his workplace). As a loyal crewman, he magnanimously accepts the blame when things go wrong, and is thus misperceived as a Cylon or a spy by his crewmates. Despite these accusations, he soldiers on, doing what he can to bring joy to the lives of sick children.
@BlergGames | Steam | Favorite Indie Game: SpaceChem
After accepting a position of research fellow in mathematics at the University of Washington, Xander is poised to begin a new life in Seattle. Can he make it over to San Diego in time to play his favorite strategy, simulation and puzzle games? Can KOMB, the Android game he developed, take its place as an indie game in its own right? Tune in find out!
@Satchamobob | Steam | Favorite Indie Game: Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Colin is a grad student at UC Irvine where he spends his time studying video games for science. He has a lab coat and everything! When not gaming, Colin enjoys activities like swing dancing, fine hats, and skiing. He also makes games every now and then. Last year, Colin stunned the IGG stream by showing off his masterful table flipping prowess and by beating Super Meat Boy while interviewing the creator.
@Ratteler50 | Steam | Favorite Indie Game: Audiosurf
David met the rest of the crew during his time at UCSD studying Math and Computer Science. Out of fear of entering the real world, and fear of leaving places he knows, he is currently continuing at UCSD working towards a PhD in Computer Science. He grew up on text adventures and point and click adventures, and has still yet to find a genre he likes more, though RPGs come close.
Sean enjoys getting elbow-deep in code and hardware. He'd be the one using a hex editor to get $2bn in Sim City, and poking random memory locations in Ocarina of Time. If something goes wrong but nobody's quite sure how or why, he's probably got something to do with it.
@ForneusLex | Steam | Favorite Indie Game: Barkley, Shut Up And Jam: Gaiden
Russel is an engineer at a certain rodent-friendly media empire. When not spending his time responding to accusations that he's too tall for his own good, he spends his time making dead game consoles make music or engaging Matt in pun battles.