Company Information

Outsider Studios is a game development studio, established in 2011, and run by Stephen Downey, a comicbook and game artist.

Outsider Studios develops narrative-led original properties with a unique comicbook aesthetic.


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The team


Stephen Downey – Founder, Business Development

Stephen founded Outsider Games is 2011, as an narrative and art-led development studio. He has worked as a comicbook, game and storyboard artist on properties such as Halo, How to Train Your Dragon, Krypton, Need for Speed.

John McFarlane – Artist and Animator

John is a comic book artist and trained animator. John was lead artist and animator on Outsider Games’ Wailing Heights. Previous partners and clients include Gamesradar, Giant Bomb, Screw Attack and Uproar comics.

Rodney McConnell – Programmer

Rodney is a games programmer, with a HND in Game design, and over 20 years experience in programming including a placement on the Nokia Developer program. Previously at Digipop, Rodney was programmer on Outsider Games’ Wailing Heights.