Meet the ragtag group of weirdos responsible for this bizarre little company made of dinosaurs and rainbows!

Clarissa Toney

Clarissa ToneyFounder • Lead designer • Programmer

Video game inspirations: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Doom (1993), Prince of Persia (1989), Commander Keen series, Bio Menace, Final Fantasy VII

From her beginnings writing simple programs on her family’s first computer (a secondhand TRS-80), to the QBasic scene in the late 1990s, and into the present day, Clarissa’s best, brightest dream has always been to make and publish a video game.

Inspired by her favorite shooters, platformers, and RPGs, she spent her child and teen years teaching herself to program by writing simple games. When her vision exceeded her skills, she drew maps, wrote stories, drew box art, and wrote manuals for those games that couldn’t yet exist. Some of those early projects exist in one form or another to this day, and are the seeds of several of Hadrosaurus Software’s upcoming game projects.

Although a graphic designer for newspapers by trade, Clarissa is a self-taught programmer, artist, game designer, writer, and sometimes musician. As the founder and “boss lady” of Hadrosaurus Software, she is responsible for honing and enabling its mission of making great games, fostering a healthy and positive indie gaming community, and helping uplift other indie developers. She’s pretty great, but she couldn’t possibly pull it off without her small—but plucky and equally passionate—team of dweebs.

When she’s not busy changing the world, Clarissa lives somewhere in New Jersey with her wife Denise and their black cat Kiki.

Mastodon: @ClarusPlusPlusWebsite:

the Lobdegg

the LobdeggProgrammer • Designer • Project manager

(aka the Tamsin)

Video game inspirations: Sierra On-Line adventure games, Simtex, The Longest Journey trilogy, Ken Silverman, Unreal

The Lobdegg was discovered under the office couch shortly after moving in, once and for all answering the question of what happens when you leave a slice of pizza on the floor unmonitored for 36 years. Apparently they were left near a word processor and learned how to program through a mixture of osmosis and late night public television.

Being the undoubtedly cultured bacteriophage, the Lobdegg was then exposed to a wide variety of films, television programs, and computer entertainment software in a protracted series of experiments to see if a colony lifeform could surpass the cognitive capacity of the average sitting senator. Deemed an astounding success (the proctors had very low expectations), they were placed on the top shelf of a bookcase filled with big box PC games and promptly forgotten until Hadrosaurus Software agreed to remove them from the premises.

Now they develop tools and complaints for the team in their pursuit of creating the best darn 8-, 16-, and 32-bit software this side of the Appalachian Trail.

 Website: the Lobdegg

Elizabeth (Chaos Witch) Haefeli

Business manager • Web developer Elizabeth Haefeli

Video game inspirations: Fallout, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Souls series, Final Fantasy IX
Favorite video games: Fallout: New Vegas, Dead by Daylight, Final Fantasy IX

BlueSky: @ChaosWitchLizzy  Mastodon: @GameDevWitch

Some cool peeps we’ve worked with!