hopelessly persistent pollyanna ROOK

Wait, you’re…?

Hi! I go by Rook, but I’ve also gone by slash and Agent V. It’s not my real name, I just like crows.

And you make video games?

Yea, for over 10 years, now! My most popular was the now-defunct visual novel action platformer It’ll Look Great On Your Résumé, but I’ve also made a dozen other small jam games, including Time Skippy, which you can play online here.

What’s Bossgame?

The next game I’m working on! The full title is BOSSGAME: The Final Boss Is My Heart, and it’s a single-player action RPG where you play as Sophie & Anna, two girlfriends who fight devils to earn a paycheck. The game focuses on massive & unique boss fights where you coordinate both heroes in a rhythmic combat style that kinda feels like a dance. In between fights, you can use your in-game phone to discover your next mission, text friends & rivals, and investigate the devils you’ll encounter.

What inspired Bossgame?

I’m making it because I’m still in love with the beautiful worlds of games like Phantasy Star and Chrono Trigger, but I’m a full-time-job working adult now and I don’t have 80+ hours to play new JRPGs. I figured there’d be other busy people who like those kinds of games too and Bossgame is designed for them, so it can be played all at once or in short bursts, like during your break or on the toilet.

Cool.

Cool!