About PoQA Games (twitter: @@poqa_TJ)

A team of former QA testers who now make games!


Ludum Dare 34
Ludum Dare 32
Ludum Dare 31
Ludum Dare 29
Ludum Dare 26

PoQA Games's Trophies

I loved Ghost Alone!
Awarded by JenniNexus
on May 5, 2015
Outstanding Depiction of Facial Hair in a Video Game
Awarded by JJEvil
on December 14, 2014

PoQA Games's Archive

We’re in!

Posted by (twitter: @@poqa_TJ)
Friday, April 17th, 2015 6:06 pm

Poqa Games+ is in again, with the same team we had for Ludum Dare 31.

Our goal – or at least, my goal – is to create a simpler, but better game than our LD31 entry, Modern Dwarfare. I want to have to spend less time on making the base game, and more time on the little stuff that makes the game fun to play.

Engine: Unity 5

Code: Tanner Johnson

Design: Derrick Powell

Art: Tina Zhang-Powell

Art: Jonathan Drain

Audio: 1/3 of Victor Hallock

Animations: Rye Johnson

We’re in!

Posted by (twitter: @@poqa_TJ)
Friday, December 5th, 2014 6:56 pm

Unity 4.6! Web player time!

Our most complete jam game yet.

Posted by (twitter: @@poqa_TJ)
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 2:45 pm

We’re rather proud of our entry for our first Ludum Dare, “Dozer’s Gem Jam”.

PoQA(Power of Quality Assurance) Games has previously participated in three Bacon Game Jams, which are 48-hour team-oriented game jams coordinated through reddit.com/r/bacongamejam. We wanted to try Ludum Dare, but still work as a team. And so we decided to voluntarily observe the 48-hour time limit of the Compo.

This is what we came up with.

Watch some gameplay on Youtube!



Ideas so far for Beneath the Surface

Posted by (twitter: @@poqa_TJ)
Friday, April 25th, 2014 9:01 pm

Tina: Ant colony resource management game. Manage soldiers vs workers and grow your nest. Unlock sections of the the nest as the colony grows. Fight the environment (weather, land conditions). Fight off invasion from other colony and creatures.

Victor: My game is a game where you play as a seal – The seal travels along the ice from air hole to air hole, avoiding the polar bears that lurk by the holes. The farther you go the more points you get, and you have to hold your air longer and longer because there will be more holes with bears by them or other hazards. Boom. Best idea. #firstplaceludumdare29

Derrick: In my game you play as a rock creature. This is a roguelike where you dig through the world to find gems. These gems are used to power you up so that you can dig to lower levels and fight stronger monsters.

Tanner: Sidescroller where you play a fish. Eat smaller fish, get bigger, avoid larger fish and threats from the surface: fishers, herons, eagles. Insects and fish near the surface make it more appealing, but threats make it more dangerous.


Poqa Games getting ready for the LD29 Jam!

Posted by (twitter: @@poqa_TJ)
Friday, April 25th, 2014 5:32 pm

Our amateur game group, PoQA Games, is getting ready to enter into our first Ludum Dare.  We’ve previously competed in three BaconGameJams with the folks at Reddit.

I’ll be handling all the code. Derrick is our designer, his wife Tina is our artist, and Victor will be on audio. We also have Chad on call in case story or VO is needed.

We’ll most likely be working in XNA, as I’m the only one with experience in Unity. This will be our last (new) project in XNA.


Our source will be located here.

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