Butterscotch Shenanigans is a fiercely independent, critically acclaimed game studio founded by three brothers (Seth Coster, Sam Coster, and Adam Coster) located in St. Louis, MO USA. Our core game portfolio (Crashlands®, Quadropus Rampage, Towelfight 2, Flop Rocket, and Roid Rage) blurs the lines between games and platforms through the data-portability of our BscotchID® system. The games industry is ever-changing, and success is fleeting. We navigate all that uncertainty by investing heavily in our team, and in the development of new tools and technologies that boost our productivity. To help other entrepreneurs and game developers find their way, we share our knowledge and failures via our game dev podcast and our Youtube channel.
The Butterscotch Team
The Coster Brothers
The Coster brothers (Seth Coster, Sam Coster, and Adam Coster) founded Butterscotch Shenanigans in 2012. They are multidisciplinary hackers with diverse backgrounds and skillsets, who all took totally different paths to becoming game developers. Until the launch of Crashlands in January 2016, the brothers collectively ran and were the entirety of Butterscotch Shenanigans. After those years of struggle, the Butterscotch family has begun to grow! (See jobs.bscotch.net for career postings.)
Before joining the Bscotch family, Shi (pronounced like “shirt”, without the “t”) studied Psychology and Cell and Molecular Biology during undergrad. Shi marketed rental real estate at his first job and coached an amateur League of Legends team while working at Riot Games as an office admin. From childhood favorites like The Legend of Sword and Fairy to modern blockbusters like Mass Effect, Shi has always enjoyed himself in the unique interactive experience that video games provide. Shi is tasked with taking care of the existing Bscotch games to make sure they continue to run smoothly and become even more awesome over time, as well as figuring out how to port Bscotch games to new platforms.
Music & Audio
Comprised of musicians/sound designers Zach Fendelman and Patrick Crecelius, Fat Bard is the go-to audio team for all things Butterscotch. Both Zach and Patrick are lifelong musicians and have had extensive formal training, attending Webster University and Berklee College respectively. Beyond their work in game audio, Zach writes and performs music in his own band, while Patrick gives music instruction, records local bands, and plays live shows with his wife.
Illustrator & Box Art
Eric Hibbeler is a Kansas City-based illustrator and animator, currently working at the film-making and design collective, MK12. He received his BFA in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012 and has since done work in books, web and print publications, board games, film, albums, posters, and video games. You can see more of his work on his website, tumblr, and instagram.
Ben is a lifelong artist and pop culture geek. Aged like a fine whisky, Ben’s skills as a professional comicker, storyteller and designer have come over time. Check out his work:
sketchsawyer @ instagram – twitter – facebook – twitch – Xbox live.