A Tiny Game Studio with Big Dreams

Optimistic Games is a small one-person indie game studio that doesn’t pretend to be anything else. Despite having only a single full-time developer the game titles under development regularly recruit amazingly talented contributors that while new or unknown in the industry are both incredibly skilled and valuable. It is our hope that the community will value our time and our dedication to providing well-polished game experiences, and join us in our effort to build a community interested in seeing each other succeed.

Cody Rauh - Solo Game Developer

Cody provides all the Art, Design, Programming, Animation, etc! With 15 years of experience in creating assets for virtual worlds, training simulators, and indie games, his background provides him a solid foundation for game development. Experiencing both successes and heartbreaking failures on projects, he has learned from both, and as the owner of three small businesses he has a unique ability see projects through from beginning to end even in the most adverse of circumstances.

Defense Education || How We Interaction Matters || Personal Goal: Help 30 million people by 2030!


John Naeder - Game Music Composer & Sound Effects

John provided the Original Soundrack & Sound Effects for ICONIC, he is like the magical unicorn with rainbows and stars that shows up at just the right time with just the right solution in the movie where the character faces impending doom. Seriously, I interviewed dozens of music composers and sound artists before bringing John on to do the soundtrack, and he immediately understood and spot on nailed the style needed for ICONIC.

View this contributor’s portfolio @ https://soundcloud.com/user-532392832

Nick Zhuravel - Game Music Composer

Nick provided the Volume 1 Original Soundtrack for Wild Origin and has been creating music for 4 years, and came on board to work on Wild Origin with Optimistic Games as one of his first commercial projects. His mastery of synth, piano, guitar, and other instruments, as well as the ability to compose tracks, has made him an invaluable part of the Wild Origin game series.

View this contributor’s portfolio @ https://www.nzmusic.net/

Stan Vuylsteke - Game Music Composer

Stan provided the Volume 2 Original Soundtrack for Wild Origin, has been creating music in the hip-hop industry for the past two years, and during that time has branched out into other types of music. He is constantly in search of the freshest sounds to produce music in a variety of different genres. His personal favorite is space themed ambient music and synthwave which made him the perfect fit for Wild Origin.

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Elaine Gallant - Game Music Composer

Elaine provided the Volume 3 Original Soundtrack for Wild Origin, in charge of creating ambient meditative soundscapes for the Wild Origin Universe, her work has been featured on History Channel, Animal Planet, and many other television shows. Elaine’s ability to create music helps bring calm to the wild alien frontier of the game’s natural surroundings.

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Jordan Schilling - World/Ambient Sound Designer

coming soon…