Tom Sparks

Jun 12, 2014   //   by Gavin Hayler   //   Portfolio, Tasty Poison Games  //  No Comments

Top-down Platformer/Shooter

Tom Sparks and The Quakes of Ruin is a top-down action-adventure / shooter game with a healthy dose of exploration, platforming, puzzles and smashing things thrown in for good measure.

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This was Tasty Poison’s first PC title after focusing primarily on mobile up until this point. Tom Sparks started as a 3rd person platformer/shooter and after a platform change and some time in pre-production it morphed into a top down shooter with some light platforming.  The team put together a high quality and fun alpha demo which was put up on a Kickstarter campaign and launched on Steam Greenlight.

I headed up the project leading the programming team, heading up design, managing and coordinating the various departments and creating sound effects.

Please visit the website for a playable demo and more information about the game.


Lead programmer, designer, project manager and audio.

Platforms Worked On

PC, Mac, Linux


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