Tallbeard Studios started well before its founder was tall or beardy. As a child, Ben played Nintendo and made silly little games on his Commodore 64 using QBasic. Years later he started learning the fundamentals of music and writing independently released albums. Finally, after high school, he went to college for Graphic Design and combined his prior programming knowledge into web development.
Which brings us to today
With such a varied skillset, returning back to making games was an inevitability. Tallbeard Studios is about making interesting games and pushing personal boundaries. The art of creating mostly revolves around the act of self-improvement. This studio exists to help facilitate pushing those boundaries while creating new and interesting games along the way.
( Steam / Itch.io / presskit() / Discord )
You are Death. The Grim Reaper, the dark collector of lost souls. Unfortunately, your horse has fallen ill so you need to drive a bus instead.
( Steam / Switch / Itch.io (demo) / presskit() / Discord )
Inspired by hardcore platformers like Super Meat Boy, Downwell, VVVVVV, and many others, your goal in every Color Jumper level is to reach the exit. You control a block with a different color on each side. Colored platforms are only solid when in contact with the connecting color of your block. Each jump rotates your block, creating a world where each jump must be planned carefully, turning levels into a twisting high-speed parkour race to the finish.
Extreme Mining (2019)
( Itch.io )
Become rich by collecting valuable ores and gemstones through mining! Take up your gun and long range pickaxe to break rocks to gather wealth. Spend money at the shop to upgrade your abilities and extend the game's timer.
Crystal Caveman (2016)
( Itch.io / Dev recording )
Your girlfriend likes shiny rocks. Go find her the shiniest rock of all. Fight through hordes of monsters to the cave where shiny rocks grow. Made during the Ludum Dare 36 game jam.
We are always happy to talk to new people. The best way to get in touch would be through Twitter since our bearded leader is almost always connected to it. However, Twitter isn't everyone's style. If you prefer using traditional email, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to hearing from you!