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Go Pirate Software is an American indie game studio founded by Jason Thor Hall aka "Thor". The studio consists of a team of four people:

Jason Thor Hall

  • His role in Heartbound's development is Game Director
  • Founded Pirate Software to follow his longstanding dream of building an indie games company.
  • Thor operates as a programmer, game designer, and writer on the team.
  • His body is composed of 98% ramen noodles and hate.
  • His favorite letter is Q.[1]
  • His favorite mythical creature is a "deep one"
  • He is currently 30 years of age, with his birthday being 7/17/1987. (July 17th)

Bradie Shaye Rehmel

  • His/her role in Heartbound's development is Lead Artist
  • Lord of the pixel and the leader of the bird legion.
  • Shaye is our masterful Lead Artist and reigns supreme over all assets on our projects.
  • Shaye has an obsession with frogs.[2]

Stijn Van Wakeren

  • His/her role in Heartbound's development is Composer and Sound Designer
  • Legend has it he/she once ate an entire record and now can't stop making tunes.


  • His/her role is community manager.


  • The name of the studio "Go Pirate Software" is a joke that Thor ended up using as the name of his studio.