Welcome to Whiskeybarrel Studios

My name is Oliver Joyce. I am a game developer best known as the creator of the popular game series Swords and Sandals but in a decade in the web and mobile games space I have built over 200 games.

In 2014, I set up Whiskeybarrel Studios, an independent games studio. Here at Whiskeybarrel Studios I endeavour to create original, highly addictive and fun games that stand out amongst a sea of soul-sapping endless runners and match three clones. With over 10 years of game industry experience under my belt, my aim is to craft games that stand out from the pack; games that exude warmth, humour and depth. I am particularly interested in old-school, 16 bit era RPGs, and going forward these are the kinds of games I will be building.

I’m currently hard at work building three titles: the next chapter in the S&S franchise Swords and Sandals V, a seafaring adventure Ships and Scurvy, and an as yet untitled Ultima style RPG.

Swords and Sandals 2 is now available for download on the App Store here and Google Play. Get it today!