Stegabyte is a Melbourne, Australia based independent game studio consisting of Tim Glew and Alex Tulloh. They try to make games that are fun but not fluffy.
Tim and Alex have been working at VastPark since 2010, and in 2013 decided to make games on the side as a creative outlet. When they managed to acquire some funding for their first game, Under the Sun, their hobby got a little more serious and Stegabyte was formalised. In 2014, they intend to share what they’ve made, soon demoing at GDC and PAX EAST. In the meantime they have been getting to know local Melbourne developers, and recently participated in the 2014 Global Game Jam.
Tim grew up playing games, loving the speed and challenge of Super Mario World and the intensity of blowing up friends in Red Alert. It was true lasting love, as he still enjoys playing every Mario game and beating all his friends in Dota 2. In 2005 he spontaneously enrolled in Game Development at Victoria University, ditching his media course on his first day when a games tutor offered him a seat. Tim has created 3D assets and scripted interactive scenes at various companies, landing at VastPark (www.vastpark.com) where he has been since 2009. After 5 years working with VastPark Chairman, Bruce Joy, the two founded Clinicion Pty Ltd. As COO, Tim’s role includes overseeing the development and creative direction of client projects as well as managing day-to-day business. He devotes to all things he loves; work, games, gardening, and a great family.
Alex wasn’t allowed a console until high school, so he had to sneak next-door every day to play his neighbour’s various consoles and PC games. He fell in love with The Incredible Machine, loving the exposed systems and the creativity that could be used to solve puzzles. He then studied Games Design at RMIT, in an effort to better learn how to make his own systems, before beginning work at VastPark in 2010. Alex recently joined Tim at Clinicion, where he develops internal software, working with physics, rendering, networking and game logic. He loves living in the Melbourne where he and his wife enjoy their cats and the world’s greatest coffee.