Artist, Game Designer
Jana is a graphic artist and game designer. Under the label Rat King she creates her own game projects together with Friedrich Hanisch like PITMAN, TUMBLOX and the recently released first-person puzzle game TRI. http://tri-game.com/
In 2013 she founded Indie Arena - a forum and network dedicated to small studios and self-employed developers - together with Martin Nerurkar. Her goal is to bring the different local German scenes together to create more visibility and connect like-minded people. This made her a compendium of the German indie scene.
Organizer of several game jams in the game diaspora that is Central East Germany.
From 2004 to 2010 Jana studied Multimedia/VR-Design at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle. Her diploma was devoted to indie games and the German hobbyist scene. In 2011 she founded RAT KING together with Friedrich Hanisch. Since university both worked together on experimental prototypes. They create weird first-person experiences that enable players with more freedom than walking through tubes. Their emphasis lies on mainstream-incompatible designs, atmosphere and characters.
Games are PITMAN, TUMBLOX and the recently released first-person puzzle game TRI.