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Welcome to Jenn Sandercock's game development portfolio

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On these pages you will find my personal game development portfolio, including related interests. I am the founder of Inquisiment, an indie studio that creates games fostering friendship, curiosity and challenge.

I was a coder, designer, writer, producer on Thimbleweed Park. I was producer on Return to Monkey Island. I designed, baked, and wrote the Edible Games Cookbook. Buy the Kindle version now!

Return to
Monkey Island

Return to Monkey Island is an unexpected, thrilling return of series creator Ron Gilbert that continues the story of the legendary adventure games The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games.

Available now on Windows, Mac, Xbox Series X|S, Linux, PS5, and Nintendo Switch.

Guybrush arrives back on Melee Island LeChuck and Iron Rose on Monkey Island Guybrush helps cure scurvy with limes

Edible Games

My edible games are a series of fabulous and delicious food experiences to play with friends and family. Think of it like: tasty treats meet good, old-fashioned fun. Some of them are sweet, others are savoury, and they all have one thing in common — you can eat the pieces! (In fact, it’s required!)

I'm putting a dozen of these games into a cookbook that was successfully Kickstarted in July 2018. One of the games, The Order of the Oven Mitt won the Interaction Award at IndieCade 2016.

The Sacred Board Set up to play the game Hidden items on the board

When In Rome

A travel trivia game filled with the voices of real people from around the world. Alexa is your game host and pilot, transporting you to 20 cities on the world map game board. Introducing you to real locals from each city, all asking questions that are unique and flavourful, from categories including slang and language, food and drink and random and strange.

Box with all contents Set up to play the game 4 people playing

I worked as a game designer/producer on a prototype of When in Rome as part of the Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars in 2017.


In a town like Thimbleweed Park a dead body is the least of your problems.

A haunted hotel, an abandoned circus, a burnt-out pillow factory, a dead body pixelating under the bridge, toilets that run on vacuum tubes... you’ve never visited a place like this before.

Five people with nothing in common have been drawn to this rundown, forgotten town. They don’t know it yet, but they are all deeply connected. And they’re being watched.

  • ...Who is Agent Ray really working for and will she get what they want?
  • ...What does Junior Agent Reyes know about a 20 year old factory fire that he’s not saying?
  • ...Will the ghost, Franklin, get to speak to his daughter again?
  • ...Will Ransome the *Beeping* Clown ever become a decent human being?
  • ...Will aspiring game developer Delores abandon her dreams and stick by her family?
  • ...And most importantly: how come no one cares about that dead body?

Available now on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, Linux, iOS, Android, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

Delores at the Factory Delores and Franklin in the hotel Franklin in the Cemetery


fun photo challenges fostering friendship and curiosity

DISCOVER: Play a photo-sharing game that allows you to glimpse life’s everyday objects in a different way.

PLAY: Challenge yourself and friends with personalised photo-based brain teasers.

CONNECT: Create a personal photo story of your life with a friend and peek into their world beyond social media.


Silly Challenges Look up from your phone Choose Challenges Play with Friends

Gameplay Mechanic a Month Project

Every month for the year 2013 I posted a new implemented gameplay mechanic. The goal behind this project was to encourage diverse thinking and to practice implementation. Go to the gameplay mechanic a month project page to see all of the mechanics or simply select one of the featured gameplay mechanics shown below.

If you'd like to read about the development process and why I did this project, read the Gamasutra article I wrote: Making Games That Give Me Hugs.

Translate dragon pitograms

Co-op Translation in "The Dragon Whisperers"

Speak to a dragon in pictograms to save your mother. Each player has half of the dragon dictionary, so you have to work together to translate what is being said.


Keep/Share Prizes in "The Will"

Your father has died and left you and your sister some family heirlooms. Take turns with another player to solve riddles and unlock the heirlooms, then choose to keep or share them with your sister.

Marie's Mr Right

Conversation Editing in "Back to the First Date"

Use time travel to fix a first date that went wrong. Edit the comic book style speech bubbles to change what happens on the date.

Vet Lucie Disastrous:
A fable of good and evil in three acts

Lucifer Disastrous, aka Lucie, is an evil vet trying to live up to the expectations of her infamous father, Dr Dr Disastrous. Unfortunately, most of Lucie's actions end end up as good deeds. Join Lucie in this classic point-and-click adventure game as she explores the sides of good and evil in the small town of Darklight.

Created in Adventure Game Studio with the assistance of Saul Alexander, the demo can be downloaded from the Vet Lucie Disastrous home page.

Get assistance from your cats Looking around the world More rooms in the game

Idea a Week Project

Every week for a year, between October 2009 and October 2010, I posted a new game idea. Some of these game ideas have gone on to get implemented, others will be implemented in the future. The goal behind the project was to encourage creativity and quick thinking. Go to the idea project page to see all of the ideas or select one of the showcase game ideas shown below.

Which way to turn to save the day?

Final idea: Week 52

The Seven Games of Evil Edgar

Evil Edgar is a game designer who has created 7 games from 7 genres to capture the souls of innocent players. You must explore the game worlds to find and free the 7 people trapped inside his 7 games.

Lucie Disastrous

Vet Lucie Disastrous

A humorous adventure game about an evil vet, Lucifer Disastrous, aka Lucie, who wants to continue in her family's evil traditions, but keeps doing good instead. A demo game has been released, see Vet Lucie Disastrous home page

Mysterious tree in the living room

The Curious Case of the Tree in the Living Room

A comedic mystery about what happened last night with a strange dog on the bed, a tree in the living room, half a tattoo and a note to meet "Mr Right" with no address.

The Grim Reaper

The Black Death

A FPS style game where you hunt down victims to mark them for death during the Plague years in Europe.

Leisure Suit Larissa

Leisure Suit Larissa

An adaptation of the classic adventure game, Leisure Suit Larry. Help Larissa Laffer find a husband who meets her childhood checklist, before her biological clock stops ticking. This game won the Game Career Guide Gender Swap Design Challenge.


Battle for Night Supremacy

An RPG where you can play as either a vampire, werewolf, magician or human in a fight to determine who rules the night.

Dreaming in bed

Eternal Dream

A story-heavy game where you play a character who is stuck in a lab that sucks your dreams out.

The Greek god on his sun chariot

Sun God Chariots

Become a Sun God on a chariot and race Sun Gods from other cultures. Control the sun and use special powers to attack others.

Cocktail glass and shaker

Cocktail Challenge

Make cocktails with the Wii-remote and battle against your friends.

Drum Kit and the World

Rock Band World Tour Manager

Gain popularity and money as you manage a rock band and decide where they go on tour.

Lion sitting down

Alpha Lion

Play a lion cub to hunt and fight your way to the alpha position in your pride.


Dance Competition

A dancing game on the Wii where you can upload your own dance moves to share with the community.

Girl floating through Versailles

Gardens of Versailles

A platformer game based around exploring world famous castles and their gardens.