Stray Basilisk
International team, UK and USA

Founding date:
August 9, 2017


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Stray Basilisk is an indie games studio which was formed in 2017 by Jason Davey, Paul Sim and Andrew Trahan.


Birth of a Basilisk

The team grew out of a project started in late 2015 by programmer Jason Davey. In mid-2016, after creating a basic proof-of-concept game prototype, Jason searched online for collaborators. Paul Sim answered the call via Reddit, joining the project as a composer. Later that year Andrew came on board as a sound designer. Since then the trio, spread across three time-zones, have collaborated remotely on the game. Each works on their respective area of expertise, and shares responsibility for the overall design and direction of the project. As this game took shape, it would ultimately be titled "Steamhounds".

In August 2017, the team officially adopted the name of Stray Basilisk.

The Team

Jason Davey

Based near London, UK. Jason has a computer science degree, and spent several years after graduation working in corporate IT / tech as a backend developer and database administrator, specialising in cloud and big-data technologies. He has over 15 years of programming experience, and for most of this time has been dabbling in game development and design as a hobby.

Paul Sim

Based in Long Beach, California. Paul has a BS in computer science, and studied music production at a community college. He has written for film and indie games, and has released his own studio albums / EPs.

Andrew Trahan

Based in Rhode Island. Andrew has experience in many areas of audio engineering including game audio design, dialogue editing, music composition for independent film, and mixing. He has a MS in Electrical Engineering, focusing on musical acoustics and digital signal processing.



Steamhounds Prototype Gameplay Footage YouTube


  • Steamhounds Developer Interview w/ Excessively Average Gamers - YouTube
  • Indie Showcase w/ CodyMarshmallow - YouTube
  • Turn-Based PvP Design w/ Game Wisdom - YouTube


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Awards & Recognition

  • Steamhounds was selected for the "Best Multiplayer Game" category at DreamHack Atlanta 2018

Paul Sim
Personal Twitter (@PaulSim_) available at twitter.com.
Website / portfolio available at PaulSimMusic.com.

Andrew Trahan
Personal Twitter (@andrewrtrahan) available at twitter.com.
Website / portfolio available at AndrewRussellTrahan.com.

The Team

Jason Davey
Programming, Game Design

Paul Sim
Music / Composition, Game Design

Andrew Trahan
SFX / Sound Design, Game Design

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