Power Level Studios
Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Founding date:
September 1st, 2013


Press / Business Contact:


Rogue Sharks Arcade (July 30th 2014)

The studio is currently developing Soul Reaper as a flagship title.


Power Level Studios was founded by Danny Forest in 2013 (https://ca.linkedin.com/in/dannyforest). Based in Toronto, Ontario, Danny has been making games since the release of RPG Maker 2000. Through tools like RPG Maker and Game Maker, he discovered his passion for game development and became a professional game developer in 2009. Since then, he has worked on the following release titles: Drag Racer World at XMG Studios Inc., Please Stay Calm at Massive Damage Inc., Castle Story by Sauropod Studio, and Rogue Sharks Arcade by Power Level Studios.


Early History

Power Level Studios first began when Danny started development of a mobile old school RPG. Still working for Massive Damage then, his limited free time ultimately led him to decide that the scope of the project was too large for a first title. In the wake of that decision, he landed on the idea of making something simpler and in the play style of the classic helicopter flash game. That idea led to the creation of Power Level Studios' first title, Rogue Sharks Arcade, which was released on the web in 2014, where it had over 3 million players during its initial run.

Current Happenings

With renewed resolve, Power Level Studios has returned to the old school RPG concept that started it all and is actively developing it as Soul Reaper. No longer aimed at mobile, Soul Reaper has changed in several ways since its earliest design, but its soul is still that of a beloved classic RPG with plenty of our own added spice. For more about Soul Reaper, you can find its press kit here


  • Soul Reaper (In development)
  • Rogue Sharks Arcade (July 30th 2014)

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Team & Repeating Collaborators

Danny Forest
Founder, Game Designer, Programmer, Marketing, Chef (https://ca.linkedin.com/in/dannyforest)

Shamie Poreba
Artist (http://shamiesart.deviantart.com/gallery/)

Karla Wong
Artist (https://www.lurazeda.com/)

Mandy Wong
Artist (http://mandywong.littleprofiles.com/)

Matt Kidd
Animator, Artist (https://www.linkedin.com/in/emjaykidd/)

Dax Janel Valencia
Community Manager

Glanna Valiao
Outreach and Marketing Expert

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks