Stormcloak Games is a brand new game development studio based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Our first game is called Adaptory, and is an upcoming base-building survival game, combining multiple complex simulations with a story-rich world. Deeply inspired by Oxygen Not Included, Rimworld, and Dwarf Fortress, the game will be released in 2023.

Liquids freeze solid if they get too cold, or boil to gas if they get too hot
Some of the 43 materials and elements in the game

We post regular updates to our dev blog, and quarterly updates to our mailing list.

The team making Adaptory

Jevon Wright (she/her) is a software engineer, community volunteer, musician, and an avid game designer based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa. She has been making video games since she was 12, and received her PhD in Computer Science from Massey University in 2011. Jevon has worked professionally in New Zealand’s web and software industry for over two decades as a software engineer, front-end lead, team lead, and most recently for Xero as a Solutions Architect.

Cassandra Tse (she/her) is a playwright, theatre director, performer and the artistic director of Red Scare Theatre Company. She is a previous winner of Playmarket’s B4 25 Award and a recipient of the NZ Society of Authors Auckland Museum research grant and residency. Her plays and audio dramas have been shortlisted for Wellington Theatre Awards, Playwrights Association of NZ awards and Audio Verse awards.

Claire “Care” Sebastian (they/them) is a freelance artist and content creator from the Chicagoland area. They studied at Savannah College of Art and Design, and graduated in 2021 with a BFA for Illustration in Entertainment, and a minor in printmaking. Their Illustration focus is character design and background design for TV Animation. Currently they are working as a freelance artist, with clients such as authors, content creators, and game developers.

Sai Natarajan (he/him) is a New-Zealand based freelance composer for media. His background is mainly in orchestral music, with some of his work being recorded/performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, and the Manawatū Sinfonia. He has also composed music for a variety of media projects, including video games, children’s audiobooks, and short films.

Mika Cornelius (they/them), or Mikatte Music, is a composer and sound designer based in Auckland, New Zealand. They completed their BMus Honours in 2021 at the University of Auckland, specialising in Composition and Sonic Arts. Some of Mika’s work has been performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and the Auckland Chamber Choir. Alongside Adaptory, they are also a sound designer for Black Salt Games’ internationally acclaimed fishing/horror video game Dredge.

Sabrina Harms (she/her) is an artist and communications specialist based in Rotorua, New Zealand. She was a featured performer in Chicago Women’s Theatre Alliance Showcase and her plays and solo shows have been featured in multiple Fringe Festival circuits. She has managed social media brand development for YouTube channels, Twitch streamers, and film, theatre, and philanthropic organizations, and has taught acting and empathetic communication in numerous institutions both locally and internationally.