D-Pad Studio

About us

D-Pad Studio is a small indie game studio, best known for our flagship game Owlboy, which is a story-based platform adventure here you can fly and explore a large open world. It was released on Nov. 1st 2016!

We released Savant - Ascent, our first game in 2013. It's a fast-paced shooter for PC and mobile.

The Team

Our team, which is situated in Norway consists of 5 people, with members from Texas and Canada! We first started working together in 2007. The company, D-Pad Studio AS, was founded in 2011, and is registered in Bergen, Norway.

As a team, we're all inspired by the video games that we grew up with, and we want to create games that are as full of charm and interactivity as the old classics.

We greatly value our artistic independence and moral integrity, and try to make games that inspire both thought and emotion.


Simon Stafsnes Andersen

HOOT! I'm Simon! I'm the art director on the team, and the creator of Owlboy! You can find my art at Imson at DeviantArt.com.


Jo-Remi Madsen

I'm Jo! I handle business and gameplay programming at D-Pad Studio. I'm the creator of Vikings On Trampolines!


Adrian Bauer

G'DAY! I'm Adrian! I help with support, testing, setting up maps and polishing up the game where I can. Other than that I work on design, writing and illustration for other potential projects. I upload my art to Yaen at DeviantArt.com and write about design on my Gamasutra blog when I can. I love to write and illustrate!


Jonathan Geer

Salutations! I'm Jonathan! I'm the fantastic composer for Owlboy! This is my musical website: jonathangeer.com


Henrik Stafsnes Andersen

BOO! I'm Henrik , and I'm the second programmer on the team! I'm Simon's brother, and I make sure our tools and code are still sane at the end of the day!


Julianne Royce

Merchandising director for D-Pad Studio, Texan in Norway. Married to a certain art-director guy named Simon.