Remigiusz Michalski

Remigiusz Michalksi is a Polish video game developer who makes games under the label Harvester Games. Interested in making games after playing adventure games like Maniac Mansion and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark and messing around with an early copy of Adventure Game Studio.

He was the creator of the original Downfall - A Horror Adventure Game, The Cat Lady, and Downfall in Adventure Game Studio, all of which he wrote, designed, and programmed, and created all the graphic art for the games with the exception of Downfall, which had artist Stefano Collavini design all the character sprites. Remigiusz is currently developing Lorelai, the final game in the series, in Unity and is writing, designing, and programming that game as well, with Stefano being brought on-board once again.

Personal life Edit

He lived in the UK for 13 years, a reason England is a prominent location in his games. Years later he made his first commercial game, Downfall, to much surprise when he found out people liked what he did. After the original Downfall, he went on to make The Cat Lady. Thanks to the reception of both games, managed to move back to Poland and work on games full time.

He is the husband of Agnes Surygala and the father of a son, who was born around the development of The Cat Lady. He also has a brother named Michal, more commonly known as micAmic, who has composed the music for all of his games.

Remigiusz also had a big love for drawing, which died when he lost his favorite pencil. He is also a big fan of Stephen King, who is referenced in his games.

It was revealed on Summer 2014 that Remigiusz actually moved back to Poland and quit his day job to work on games full time, thanks to sales of the original Downfall and The Cat Lady.[1]


Interviews with Remigiusz Michalski, both around the time of Downfall and The Cat Lady, are listed here. The titles are shortened for convenience.

AOM – In Conversation With Remigiusz Michalski

Interviewer: Martin Mulrooney.

Hardy Developer Journal – Interview with Remigiusz Michalski

Interviewer: Martin Mulrooney.

Adventure Treff - Remigiusz Michalski

Interviewer: Ingmar Böke .

Adventure Gamers - Remigiusz Michalski: The Cat Lady)

Interviewer: Ingmar Böke.

VGTribune - Rem Michalski: The Cat Lady

Interviewer: Kimlinh Tran

slowdown - Downfall Interview with Remigiusz Michalski

Interviewer: Martyn Zachary

+10 Archive - Coffee, Cigarrettes, and Cats: Interview Rem Michalski

Interviewer: David Russell Gutsche


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References Edit

  1. Downfall - Second & third look at Downfall remake!