After nine full years designing and publishing video games as Benjamin Rivers Inc., we’re announcing a big step forward — a complete company rebrand and name change!

Though the company has carried precisely one name (and one face) since we started, this operation has always been a husband-and-wife effort. We incorporated back in 2012 so we could launch our first game, Home, to a wider audience on Steam. Of course, at that time, we didn’t know it…


We’re not even going to waste time talking about the general events of 2020 — henceforth known as the “thirteenth floor of the 21st century.” Instead, we’re going to stay positive and dive straight into what we did as a independent video game studio! …


I’m working on eight-year-old code. Specifically, I’ve dug my hands into the barely-cold remains of our first commercial release, Home — and it’s been a while since I’ve been inside this twisting mass of awful code and panicked comments.

The deeper I slosh through Home’s innards, the more horrified I…


It only feels like a short time ago that we published an article detailing the major lessons we learned while working on a new game and releasing new versions of previous ones last year.

And here we are, ready to do it again! So if you’re a small studio making…


We’ve been developing and publishing games independently since 2010, and every year has been some wild new adventure. …


Alone With You (PS4, Vita, PC, Mac)

Creating rich, compelling characters for games works a bit differently than with other mediums, especially in titles that are designed to appeal to players’ affections.

We struggled with this for our 2016 title, Alone With You. The game is a “sci-fi romance adventure,” and it’s designed to get you to…


June 1st, 2017 marked the fifth anniversary of Home – the “unique horror adventure” game that I initially launched with zero expectations in 2012 to surprising success. …

Benjamin Rivers

Creative Director and Co-Founder of game development studio BancyCo. (Home, Alone With You, Worse Than Death) https://www.bancy.co/

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