APICO is a laid-back beekeeping sim game about breeding, collecting, + conserving bees!
Set in a series of lush environments, APICO uniquely combines resource gathering, biology, and beekeeping minigames, taking ideas from a mix of real-life and fantasy apiculture + floriculture.
Snacktorio is a factory-cooking simulator where you must satisfy the appetites of unspeakable horrors... with food!
Build and manage sprawling networks of machines + pipes to mass produce delicious meals that can satiate the endless hunger of the beasts that are invading your home. Order Up!
A 'player-cedural' sci-fi dungeon crawler where YOU choose the next room. Options are rarely beneficial, with random traps, puzzles + enemies lying in wait.
Act quickly, for failure to manage your situation will cause a rapidly-spreading merciless threat to the entire facility itself - a Rift Breach
Mudborne is a laid-back nature sim game about breeding + collecting frogs!
Mudborne uniquely combines resource gathering, biology, and crafting minigames, taking ideas from a mix of real-life and fantasy amphiculture + floriculture.
Download Assets TNgineers are a small UK-based indie studio made up Ell (ellraiser) and their brother, Jamie (metakitkat). Started in 2020, they've always wanted to make video games - thanks to COVID of all things - a shift in Ell's working life meant they could actually make that dream a reality.
Ell works on the development and art for the games, while Jamie works on the design and writing. their first game, APICO was released in 2022, with their second game Snacktorio slated for a demo release in 2023.
A chunk of all game sales is given to charity - for APICO it's bee, pollinator, and conservation charities, for Snacktorio this will be food-bank and homeless charities.
We want to try and do some good with our platform even if it's teeny tiny! As such we will be donating a chunk of all game profits to various charities.
Donations will be made sporadically, there's a bunch of charities we would like to work through as well as various charity events / streams / GDQ! For APICO, donations are made to bee, beekeeping, pollinator and conservation-based charities.
For Snacktorio donations will be made to various food charities and foodbanks.
You can view all the donations made along with receipts here.
APICO - stylised 'APICO' - is inspired by our love of old Minecraft mods, as well as casual and crafting simulation games. We wanted to make something relaxing, intriguing, and semi-educational - just don't think about the Water Bees!
Bees are integral to our gameplay, as they are to our real-world ecosystem. As part of our charity efforts we will be donating a portion of the money we make towards national and international bee, beekeeping, pollination + conservation charities.
Snacktorio - is inspired by our love of old Minecraft mods, as well as factory games like Satisfactory and Factorio (who actually blessed the name choice!). We're obsessed with automation games but hated that the theme was also just generic sci-fi, so instead decided to make the theme about mass-producing food so you could literally 'feed the beast'.
Development was started in 2021 on and off alongside APICO, once APICO was finally released focus shifted fully to Snacktorio. In 2023 the game was moved to the LOVE engine, and a demo is planned to release towards the end of Q4 2023.
Rift Breach is a 'player-cedural' sci-fi dungeon crawler where YOU choose the next room. Options are rarely beneficial, with random traps, puzzles + enemies lying in wait. Act quickly, for failure to manage your situation will cause a rapidly-spreading merciless threat to the entire facility itself...
Rift Breach was a small game made in 3 weeks as part of a personal game jam by Ell. Taking inspiration from roguelikes, dungeon crawlers, and metroidvanias, they wanted to experiment with having the player themselves decide the layout of the dungeon, and how that would effect 'keys' being a resource.
Currently there is just a demo available, but there are plans to turn this into a full game in the future.
Mudborne started as a small week-long gamejam for #FletchFest, the result of which is the demo you can play over on Itch now!
A spiritual successor of sorts to my first game, APICO, Mudborne aims to dive more into genetics and focus on direct manipulation to find new species, while still bringing the same menu management & crafting minigames you all know and love - along with all the learning I've had making APICO!
Currently there is just the rough little demo available, but there are plans to turn this into a full game in the future if people enjoy it!