The Yarn Spinner Team

Learn about the glorious history of Yarn Spinner.

Yarn Spinner is maintained by Yarn Spinner Pty. Ltd., an Australian company based in beautiful Hobart, Tasmania.

Yarn Spinner Pty. Ltd. was founded by the team that created Yarn Spinner—Jon Manning, Tim Nugent, and Paris Buttfield-Addison—all colleagues and contributors at Secret Lab, a game development studio, known for working on Night in the Woods, the Australian ABC Play School games, and more.

Yarn Spinner is now maintained by the Yarn Spinner Pty. Ltd. team: Jon Manning, Tim Nugent, and Paris Buttfield-Addison, with regular help from researcher and freelancer Mars Buttfield-Addison, and a huge community of open source contributors. ❤️

You can support Yarn Spinner on Patreon.

Yarn Spinner Timeline

  • v0.9 was released in October 2015, this was the first public release;

  • v1.0 was released in January 2020;

  • v2.0 was released in December 2021;

  • v2.1 was released in February 2022;

  • v2.2 was released in April 2022;

  • v2.3 was released in July 2023.

About Yarn Spinner Pty. Ltd.

Yarn Spinner Pty. Ltd. is a tools development company located in Hobart, Australia. Yarn Spinner designs and builds the open source Yarn Spinner project, and offers consulting, integration, and development services for custom Yarn Spinner integrations, features, and more.

Yarn Spinner's core team are also the founders and long-term team members of Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.

About Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.

Secret Lab Pty. Ltd. is an independent games and creative technology studio located in Hobart, Australia.

Secret Lab has been enthusiastically building video games, apps, and technology to showcase culture, history, arts, and narrative experiences since 2008, and is the longest running games studio in Tasmania.

Secret Lab is proud to be the original creators of Yarn Spinner, and is currently working on the BAFTA- and IGF-winning Night in the Woods, the interactive story game, I Feel Fine (written by Ryan North), and the adventure-puzzle game, Leonardo's Moon Ship (written by writer of Pixar's Ratatouille, Jim Capobianco).

You can hire Secret Lab to build your video games, interactive experiences, fancy apps, and more.

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