About Aldercone

Aldercone Studio is a diverse group of folks adding our voices to video games and other artistic media!

We are a diverse group of creatives whose intersections include being Indigenous, chronically ill, disabled, and so on. We are an all-neurodivergent team and we embrace our unique perspectives.

2023 Plans:

  • Music Releases by Cassowary
  • Our movie podcast, the QAKEpod (Queer Autistics Killing Entertainment)
  • HEDGE! Rewrite
  • Seven Ravens to completion
  • Releasing Itemagically The Framework, a point and click adventure framework for Heaps.io, as open source
  • Rework of ManyNames
  • Aldercone the Blog

Big Dreams Plans:

  • Other open source game making tools
  • Micro TTRPGs
  • Card games (including Evel's Community Spirit)
  • Itemagically and To The Limit video games
  • Additional folks in the coöp
  • art videos to entertain and delight

Important Links and Supporting Us

You can help us by giving to our Buy me a Coffee, our Patreon, our Ko-Fi, buying our games and other things on Itch.io, buying prints, stickers and other things on Inprnt, sharing our works with your friends, and by following us on our various social medias. All resources we get are shared equitably with the team, and we all benefit from the ongoing project that is Aldercone.

Matrix:
#aldercone-community:matrix.aldr.link
Itch.io:
aldercone.itch.io
Twitch:
Aldercone Twitch Channel
Buy me a Coffee:
Support on BMC
Ko-Fi:
Support on Ko-Fi
Patreon:
Become a Patron!
BandCamp:
K-23 (noise ambient music)
Inprnt:
Prints by evel, Prints by Cassowary

Our team

Evel Brute (Director; Producer; Gameplay Designer; Visual Designer) [they/them/their/themselves]

Evel is an autistic/ADHD and disabled Indigenous (Chicanx) dog trainer of color. They homeschool their kids and are passionate about community building, disability rights, and going to the beach as often as possible.

They perform the very important duty of keeping all of Aldercone on track with a planning system of their own devising, with plenty of breaks and outdoor time, in addition to acting as producer and being heavily involved in design work across our various projects.

They want to leave the world a better place for folks like themselves, and Aldercone is one way of doing this beyond their local community. They are usually extremely tired, suffering from ME/CFS for 20 years.

 

Cassowary (Programmer; Muscian; Technical Services) [they/them]

Cassowary is an old programmer who also does music. They are mostly Slavic and Celtic; in other words, they're our token white person! The are also very tired, a parent to two teenagers and the caregiver for Evel.

They program in a variety of languages and enjoy making weird outsider art and music that makes their brain feel nice. They do most of the code for our various projects and are responsible for our toolchains and technology choices.

They also know how to run services so they run services and make websites.

Currently, they are developing their musical voice, and will occasionally be found streaming programming and musical creation!

 

Feline Phoenix (Writer; Game Historian; Pixel Artist; Game Designer) [they/them]

FePho has a lifetime interest in both writing and games and knows a lot about both. They are Chicanx/Slavic/Celtic.

They are a published playwright, are endlessly amused by history, and enjoy writing and gaming with their kitty by their side.

Lupé (Game Tester; Gameplay Designer; Art Director) [they/them]

(Chicanx, Slavic, and Celtic)

Lupé is curious, a broad creative thinker, and skilled puppeteer. Their passion is building and imagining new worlds that surprise and delight the entire team. Their interests range from art design to creepy scary skeletons.