Founded in 2016, Dapper Alchemist is a Denver-based independent video game developer. We create high-quality broadly accessible games with an emphasis on customization, character building, and fun.

You can find our games on iOS, Android, and the Chrome Web Store.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where does the name "Dapper Alchemist" come from?

Alchemy was an ancient protoscience that employed technology, philosophy, and magic in the pursuit of highly ambitious goals. As a game developer I love the idea of combining technology, solid game design philosophy, and a little bit of magic to create great video games.

Why a “Dapper” alchemist in particular? Well, sex sells. And just look at our mascot. That guy's got sex appeal.

How dapper is the Dapper Alchemist?

Extremely. I can't emphasize this enough. You will require a cold shower after even the briefest of interactions with our mascot. And if you fall in love with him, God help you. You will only get hurt.

Who are the designers on the Dapper Alchemist team?

Dapper Alchemist is currently a one-man operation run by me, Chad Johnson. I'm that guy in the picture below playing Settlers of Catan like a boss.

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What's your story?

I'm a Denver-based game designer, artist, and writer. I grew up in the mountain-adjacent suburbs of Colorado during the golden-era of JRPG's, when the Super Nintendo ruled the video game kingdom with supreme and glorious majesty.

A fascination with interactivity and visual storytelling drove me to attain a versatile creative education. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, where I spent time honing my graphic design and creative writing skills.

Now I spend my time making games!

What are some of your influences?

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What software/tools do you use to make games?

Construct 2, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and a Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet.

Why bother making games in a post-Custer's Revenge world? Haven't we reached the pinnacle of game design?

Custer's Revenge certainly pushed the envelope in terms of... racist, sexist, nonsense. But I think game design has a bit more to prove.

Can I publish videos of your games on the internet?

Sure! Feel free to monetize the heck out of those videos as well. The publicity and support is much appreciated.

Do you ever stream games?

Yes! The Dapper Alchemist Twitch Channel is a great place to see the following...

  • A Druid playing Leeroy Jenkins on the first turn
  • Tiny chumps hit by precision Lightning on Wario Stadium's big ramp
  • "Slappers only!" in the Facility
  • A Bob-omb spawning randomly into a recoiled Falcon Punch

For more info, check out our Streaming page or the Dapper Alchemist Twitch Channel.

Are you hiring?

Not at the moment, but an update will be posted if this changes.

Hey, you didn't answer my question!

You should e-mail that question using the form on the Contact page or ask @DapperAlchemy on Twitter. However, if my grandparents are correct and this whole "internet" fad doesn't last much longer, please forward all questions to a thoroughly-shaken magic 8 ball.