My name is Alex Bethke and I've made almost 100 games in my 13 years in game development. I'm a passionate game developer and designer who believes games can be made by anyone for everyone. I'm also one of the organizers behind the Toronto Independent Game Jam, affectionately known as TOJam. I'm generally a helpful type and have been known to organize indie arcade events, speak on panels as well as at local colleges, and offer advice and mentoring whenever I'm able.
For the last 5.5 years I've been working with a business partner to run a small studio in Toronto, Golden Gear, offering contract development services to our clients primarily in the gaming market. We developed 33 games for web, iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and, our crowning achievement, our own self produced title Fate Tectonics, available on Steam after a successful Greenlight campaign.
I've had a lot of amazing opportunities in my career having worked with organizations and companies such as TIFF Nexus, Lionsgate Films, Fremantle Media, Jon Gruden LLC, Kill Shakespeare, Bento Miso, Dames Making Games, TO Jam, Metanet Software, Social Game Universe, and the Toronto After Dark Film Festival on a wide variety of projects. The games I've made have been enjoyed by millions of people from around the world, some projects going on to be shown at game festivals like Pax (Prime & East) and GDC, as well as some notable places like the Cannes International Film Festival, 2015 Pan Am Games cultural events, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.