Empish

Chaotic Visual Novel Developer and Teacher Empish is a software developer who does game development on the side, with her hand in far too many cookie jars. She runs a YouTube channel for coding tutorials (ElaineDoesCoding) and has self-published a novel in addition to writing for Visual Novels. The background in teaching gives her insight into ways to communicate and …

Nick

Sasuga Studios Nick is the founder of the doujin circle Sasuga Studios, which has been creating various works of art since 2011. He’s released two visual novels so far and is currently developing HERO, a sci-fi mecha project. His background is in architecture, and that is reflected in the focus on the role settings, environments, and placemaking have in creating …

Florencia Minuzzi

Writer at Tea-Powered Games Florencia Minuzzi is the writer and co-founder of Tea-Powered Games. Her work with Dialogue: A Writer’s Story and Elemental Flow focuses on everyday conversations, personal interactions and more accurate portrayals of scientific research. Her freelance and personal projects let her explore other areas of interest, from interactive feline evolutionary trees to narrative game UI design.

Ruqiyah

Interactive fiction designer, UB4Q Ruqiyah is an award-nominated interactive fiction designer with strong feelings on making players sad, and also making players laugh (usually not at the same time). In 2019 she released the aggressively Australian comedy date-sim first date/can’t relate. She is (still) working on a relationship simulator visual novel about dumb horny teens planning an assassination and making terrible …

BáiYù

Project Lead of tofurocks, Wearer of Many Hats  A developer with 5+ years of experience in the indie visual novel scene who has always had a vested interest in assisting fellow creators and improving the community. They are primarily a writer and Ren’Py programmer with some experience designing UI. Though their personal studio, tofurocks, is up and coming, they have …

Nina Roussakoff

Technical Designer, Founder of Dreamgate Games Nina is a Technical Designer with over a decade of games industry experience. She worked on “Broken Sword – the Serpent’s Curse”, and is currently Leader Scripter on “Beyond A Steel Sky”. In her spare time, she is slowly developing “Stranded Hearts”, a survival sim romance visual novel, and has previously released “My Cup …

MikomiKisomi

Freelance marketer and owner of Crystal Game Works Miko is an anime artist turned visual novel dev who’s been in the VN community for over 5 years. She’s currently a college senior, and while in college she’s been able to enter multiple business competitions and earn grants towards video game development. She’s developed over 20 games of varying lengths and …

Tim Reichert (FulminisIctus)

Composer, Sound Designer, Audio Director Tim Reichert is a freelance composer, sound designer and audio director who has been active in the visual novel scene for over half a decade. With his experience in the game audio and musicology fields he’s working as an Audio Director for the game dev studio RocRac, as well as for various visual novel games …

Els White

Lead developer at Spider Lily Studios Els is the lead dev and narrative designer at Spider Lily Studios, which previously published To the Wolves (11th place, IFComp 2016) and is about to publish Retrace. He also interned with Failbetter Games (Sunless Seas, Sunless Skies, Fallen London). His favourite games are ones that blend a lot of story with interesting gameplay, …

Randy “Agilis” Au

Organizer of Visual;Conference. Also a translator and project manager for Sekai Project.