We are Sarah and Colin Northway, partners in life and in indie game development.

We’re originally from BC Canada, but have lived all over the world including Thailand, Japan, Turkey, Czech Republic, Italy, Malta, Scotland, France, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, The Philippines, Argentina and Brazil. We meet up with local indie game authors wherever we go, and are inspired by the cultures and climates we visit.

We’re now back in Vancouver, Canada, and mostly stationary for now.

Our games started in 2010 with Colin’s Fantastic Contraption, an early flash web game that grew up to become a fully immersive VR experience in 2015.

Our other games include Sarah’s Rebuild series, Colin and Rich Edwards’ Deep Under the Sky, and Incredipede which we worked on together. We’re both programmers with our own ideas on design, so more often than not we end up working with other artists instead of each other.

Sarah Northway
Sarah Northway
Colin Northway
Colin Northway

In 2016 Colin spun off The Museum of Other Realities, a VR-based virtual gallery, which continues to push the frontiers of art and technology.

Since 2016 Sarah has been running Northway Games solo. Her (my) newest game is a narrative deckbuilding RPG called I Was a Teenage Exocolonist.

We write primarily in Unity C# for PC, consoles, and mobile. Our older games are written using Adobe AIR and Java.

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  1. Hey there-
    I am a Development Producer for STOLL ENTERTAINMENT.
    I would love to chat with you about creating a show about you.
    Please contact me if you are interested.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

  2. You guys are the coolest cople I’ve ever know, please adopt me!

  3. Hello, I’m a big fan of yours and neighbour here across the sea in Victoria, BC. I was wondering if you have started planning Rebuild 4, or if you needed some help. I’m not a big programmer, but I’m a creative writer and in general just a very plot and game immersion oriented guy. I loved Rebuild 3, if you would like any help or input, I would love to help.

  4. Greetings Northway games,
    I’ve been a huge fan of the rebuild series since it appeared on Kongregate. I wish to thank you for all the hard work & effort you put into it. I cannot count the number of days or nights that it helped relieved me from pain or stress.
    So thank you, I hope you’ll stay as happy as Rebuild series makes me.

    P.S. Rebuild 3 was epic! Well done!

  5. i really like rebuild 2. it’s a zombie game you guys created years ago. i still play it to this day. it helps me relax. i just would like to say thanks

  6. I played Rebuild & Rebuild 2 extensively on Kongregate years ago. THANK YOU so much Sarah for making those amazing games. Best wishes for you both on your travels and endeavors.

  7. I just started playing I was a teenage exocolonist. on my switch and omg its great!! Thank youuu for making such a gem! Definitely got me hooked

  8. I can´t stop playing i was a teenage exocolonist. Its so captivating!
    Thank you for making this game!
    I love the date, card game and explore features.

  9. I’ve played hundreds, if not thousands of video games over my lifetime. I have laughed, cried, loved, and raged at many a game, but none of those games has ever had the impact that “I Was a Teenage Exocolonist” has had on me. Every moment sent my emotions in a turmoil and every twist was fresh and unexpected. Growing up as a young boy I dreamt of being a writer, but time and a lack of self-confidence left that dream by the wayside. The prose of IWTE has without a doubt inspired me to return to the blank page and try again. I count myself blessed to have found this game, and I truly hope to see where the next adventure takes us. Thank you for making my heart soar.

  10. You people are a miracle. I was writing stories for games for my entire life, but never could find even partners dedicated enough to work with me, let alone a partner in life who would enjoy creating worlds just as i enjoy it. And then you could not only find each other and share your passion, but also apply it and work on games together. I both envy you so much, and also happy that such events are even possible in our world, because it’s something that’s hard to believe in. I hope you will always stay together and never lose this passion for creativity.

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