Meet the Team
Derek Chung is the founder of Nomnivore Games Inc. and lives in Toronto. He got into game development the usual way: a steady diet of geek media and anime, a hatred of sleep, and an interest in co-operative storytelling. His background in psychotherapy reinforced his love of shared worlds and experiences, which had him publish his first two games, EMBERWIND️ and Snack Attack. He is happy and excited to be bringing his third game, Dungeons and Dinos, to life with the help of his amazing friends and the awesome Kickstarter community!
Jin Shim is a Toronto-based artist, and works full-time for her independent studio, Belli-Buttons (whenever she isn't taking care of Derek). Jin is most commonly found at conventions, selling buttons and other merch of her favorite anime and game characters. On the side, Jin streams on Twitch, where you can watch her illustrate or hear her curse as she plays games.
Dyson (a.k.a. Rex) is the newest member of Jin & Derek’s family. Adopted in 2018 from the Rat Terrier Rescue of Canada, Dyson has brought light and joy (and infinite dog hair) into their lives like no other. Whenever Jin and Derek aren’t at a convention, they spend their days cuddling and nights sleeping with their goodest boy. That doesn’t mean life on the road isn’t lonely! So to make sure their favorite puppy is always with them, Dyson is a recurring character featured in all of their artwork and games.
Joining the trio is Alexander Sierputowski, the founder of GameDirection LLC, a for-hire freelancing studio that specializes in game design, graphics design, and 3d modeling. Alex believes that creating a memorable experience is the foundation to every good game, and has assisted other studios to achieve that over his 12+ years working in the industry.
Jon Esterle is the newest addition to the NOM team. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is a humble software engineer by day and a newly-minted game developer by night. Jon does not have any fancy credits like he worked on thisss or he worked on thattt. Jon just likes games. A lot. And he has been playing games for more than three decades and is now bravely trying to follow his dreams of creating them. As the lead designer behind Dungeons and Dinos, it is with great pride (and a few nerves!) that he invites you all to join him on this new leg of his journey!