Bad Monkey Love is a Solo Indie Game Development studio by Chani Johnson, making games based on living worlds and the interconnectedness of all things.


Hobby Time

Prior to starting my solo studio, I was a software developer in the corporate world for about a decade. There I mostly worked on infrastructure services, tools, websites and large data pipelines. During that period, I had free time to spare and spent some of it on a hobby simulation project called Ecology Engine. For a year and a half, I spent most of my nights, weekends and vacation time on that project.

Making The Leap

As often happens in corporate software organizations, projects and teams shifted frequently. I often found myself looking for new challenges and opportunities and kept returning to game ideas. At one of these transition points, my wife encouraged me to consider taking this seriously. In March of 2018, I quit the corp job to make a career out of making games.



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Team & Repeating Collaborator

Chani Johnson
Solo Indie Game Developer
Founding Patrons
Tyler Marlatt, Stiliyana Stamenova
Hristo Stamenov