Welcome to Krayfish Entertainment, home to all the games, music and stories by Krayfishkarl. I’ve been creating characters and worlds since the turn of the millennium.

The year 2005 marks the creation of Krayfish Entertainment’s first video game Zackulback Adventures. It’s a short 2D platformer created at an engineering summer camp within one week. Years later, it was ported to HTML5 so that it could be played on a web browser. The present day Krayfish Entertainment website was created on January 5, 2013.

Krayfish Entertainment’s first commercially published work was the video game Droplet: States of Matter, released in early access on March 16, 2021. It is the project in the most active development and is currently available to play on Steam.

About me

My name is Karl “Krayfishkarl” Ast.  I am a professional software engineer though I moonlight as a hobbyist game designer. I previously served eight years in the United States Army as both a Field Artillery Tactical Data System Specialist and an IT specialist. I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

When it comes to creating games, I’m a jack of all trades. I’m a solo developer who does all the programming, modeling, music composition and more.

Other works

While Krayfish Entertainment is primarily for all of my personal works, I also host other community projects. They are as follows:

  • Galactic Crucibles – A large-scale sci-fi worldbuilding project that takes place in the Crucible Galaxy.
  • Erudite Tales – Another worldbuilding project set in a medieval fantasy world.
  • TVRS Wiki – Home to the PHIA Phorce, a science fiction setting inspired by The Virtual Reality Show YouTube channel.

My full portfolio can be found on my personal site here.