Axiom Verge is a side-scrolling action/adventure for PS4 and PC that applies a fresh take on classic 8-bit games by using glitches as an important game mechanic. All graphics, design, music, and programming were created solely by Tom Happ on his laptop.
The development team consists solely of Tom Happ. Dan Adelman works like an agent and helps with business and marketing, while Tom's wife, Chloe, handles accounting and t-shirt sales.
Axiom Verge was a hobby project which, after long years of development, I was able to turn into a career. At its most basic it is an amalgamation of my favorite classic game designs. The glitch mechanic introduces meta elements that cross the boundaries of what is typically included in the definition of "gameplay", and are intended to introduce the playful appeal of experimentation often found in classic game bugs, the Game Genie, Action Replay, and the like.