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Publisher:   Baltoro Games, 



Professor Space Games is an indie studio run by solo developer Kevin Mercer.  Launched in 2023, this venture focuses on producing high-quality titles that are truly unique.  Professor Space Games' development projects highlight rewarding and meaningful experiences.


Professor Space Games makes 2D & 3D cross-platform experiences.  From retro 2D pixel graphics in a platformer to atmospheric 3D environments in a contemporary parser, each game has distinct needs and is executed accordingly.  In this studio, mechanics are fun, responsive controls rule, and gameplay loops have to hit the spot.  


Video games have the power to entertain, educate, and motivate, and that's why creating games that are not just fun to play but also leave a lasting impact on players is crucial. From concept to release, each aspect should be carefully considered and crafted with intention.  The conversations that happen in video games can and do move beyond the screen to spark awareness, challenge assumptions, build empathy, and encourage collaboration. Each of those things, in turn, can influence and shape our collective future.  



Clock-in for the night shift. As a TEREBRO INC. Risk Assessment & Management Data Processor, you protect the company’s legacy.


In your antiquated workspace, you navigate instruments and sift through documents illuminated by the incandescent bulb of a desk lamp and the moonlight. Static crackles through tunes playing on a portable radio as you parse data.  Unusual diagrams and photographs draw you in as you cull eerie details from archived files. Urgency mounts in the small hours. Your supervisor, looming via intercom, leads you through a long-buried episode from the company’s past. Equipped with GPS, encoder device, and more, can you reckon with what lays bare on your desk; will you set right a decades-old wrong?


Set against the Mississippi River in 1986, Things Too Ugly twists experimental narratives within a challenging puzzle game. Wielding retro technologies, nostalgic aesthetics, and environmental horror, Things Too Ugly delivers a tense, interactive story.



Sift through clues 

Experience an unsettling environmental horror story

Solve puzzles 

Uncover the truth 

Clock-in for the night shift



Point & Click



Psychological Horror

Corporate Horror


Text Adventure

1st Person Adventure




Story Rich

Narrative Driven

Work Sim

News & Events 

Things Too Ugly - Future Classics Indie Showcase, Midwestern Gaming Classic, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 2024.


Things Too Ugly - Indie Games Showcase, M+Dev, Madison, Wisconsin. 2023.


Things Too Ugly - Indie Games Showcase, Shawnee Games Conference, Portsmouth, Ohio. 2023.


"Things Too Real" - Addressing Environmental Disaster through Interactive Storytelling, Festival of Interactive Narrative & Storytelling at University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand and New Zealand Centre of Digital Excellence. 2023.


Things Too Ugly - Official Selection: Game, Virtual Reality, and Interactive Film category, San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, San Francisco, CA. 2023.

Things Too Ugly - Official Selection: Southern-Fried Indie Showcase, Southern-Fried Gaming Expo, Atlanta, GA. 2023.

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