Backward pieS
Based in Pennsylvania

Founding date:
May, 2010


Press / Business Contact:


Let There Be Life Mobile
Let There Be Life Desktop




Backward pieS is a husband-and-wife indie game studio located in Pennsylvania.



The first project by Backward pieS was designed for free-to-play web game portals and was a Steampunk-themed shooter built in Flash called "Dukes and Dirigibles." Dukes has since been Greenlit and is currently being updated for a release on Steam.

Backward pieS decided to enter Edge-Online's "Get Into Games Challenge 2013". The submitted game prototype, "Let There Be Life," was one of three winners in the competition. Jason and Sasha loved the fresh mechanics behind Let There Be Life so much that they decided to make it into a full-fledged standalone release that is now available on iOS, Android, and Steam (Mac and Win). There is also a free version of the game on iOS.



Let There Be Life Gameplay Demo 01 YouTube

Dukes and Dirigibles Promotional Trailer for FlashGameLicense YouTube


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Awards & Recognition

  • "Let There Be Life: Featured in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's "Indie Arcade" exhibit" - Let There Be Life was one of a small selection of games created by indie developers located in the Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia areas. The games were presented to museum visitors as part of the museum's "Indie Arcade" exhibit.
  • "Let There Be Life: First Runner-Up of Edge-Online's "Get Into Games Challenge 2013"" - The theme of the challenge was "do no harm." Backward pieS created a game prototype ("Let There Be Life") that allowed players to build trees in a myriad of ways, so long as the shadows produced by the leaves didn't take away too much light from the plants below.

Team & Repeating Collaborators

Sasha Seip
Concept, Artwork, Game Design

Jason Seip
Programming, Game Design, Technical Art

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