Gary Kings

Lead Designer at National Insecurities Gary Kings is the lead designer, narrative designer and writer at National Insecurities, best known for working on acclaimed indipendant murder mystery titles Disorient on the Murder Express, 2000:1: A Space Felony and most reccently Once Upon a Crime in the West. He also works as a freelance writer and editor in games, with credits …

Nai

Lemonman The owner and community manager of the Visual Novel development community DevTalk, a software developer specializing in process automation, writer, and amateur comedian, or so he thinks. Nai says he is drawn to visual novels more than anything else, and he’s made it his goal to build bridges between communities, creators and consumers and solve problems the industry faces.  …

alch

Marketing Director and CFO of Watercress alch has been a part of Watercress from its earliest days.  Lacking any strong creative abilities, he drew upon his deep background in leadership and volunteering in order to help build the administrative backbone of the studio. alch took whatever work he could reasonably accomplish, eventually becoming CFO and Marketing Director. With 7 games …

Wolf

Studio Director and CEO of Watercress Wolf began his development career in 2014 with Watercress. Much later in 2018, he joined Somnova Studios, now a sister studio to Watercress. Within these studios and the several others he has consulted for, he has worked on over ten released visual novels, such as Palinurus, this was for you., and Missing Stars, with …

Ayu Sakata

Project Manager at sakevisual As project manager for sakevisual, Ayu has written a number of visual novels, including Backstage Pass and the award-winning Jisei series. She has worked with artists from all around the world, and has a bad habit of trying to invent new visual novels as an excuse to hire every new artist she comes across. Twitter

Lucy Blundell

Independent Developer Lucy is an award-winning independent game developer aiming to create narrative-driven experiences that are both intimate and meaningful. Her first game, One Night Stand, was released on PC, Mac and Linux in 2016, and ported to consoles in 2019. She was part of the IGF narrative jury in 2017 and 2018.

Tristan “Cipher” Hallihan

Freelance Writer and Editor Tristan “Cipher” Hallihan started working on visual novels when he was just sixteen years old; in the years since then, he has worked in team lead positions (often editing) for various VN developers – including Starlight Visual, Team Watercress, and Somnova Studios. Today, Hallihan aspires to make his own novels and short stories, plays three instruments …

Sasquatchii

UI Designer & Illustrator As a little girl, Sasquatchii was obsessed with story time, drawing, video games, and making stuff. As an adult, she’s still a huge fan of all those things, and even gets to implement them in what she does working full-time as a freelance graphic designer. She mostly works with indie developers, creating user interfaces and logos …

ds-sans

VN Developer, Graphic Designer and Admin of LoveVN ds-sans is a visual novel developer of four years, working on specifically romance titles, having just released his third VN, ‘Chemically Bonded’. He has worked as a freelance user interface and logo artist for visual novels for four years, in addition to working as a writer and scripter for several projects. He …

Quilly

Software Developer, Quill Studios Quilly is the developer of A Summer with the Shiba Inu (released on Steam and itch.io). She writes and programs Ren’Py for Quill Studios and is currently gathering inspiration for the next game! In the day Quilly is a data scientist working on recommender systems. Twitter