Element Games
Based in Dallas, Texas

Founding date:
June 10, 2014


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Evil Robot Traffic Jam
Sky Cannoneer



Element Games is a game studio founded by the lead designer of Hero Academy, aiming to delight players with polished, visceral, and deep gameplay experiences.


Early history (2014)

Element Games was founded by longtime game industry veteran Courtney Liessen. She has held key roles on various multi-million selling franchises, including Age of Empires, Orcs Must Die, and Halo Wars. At Robot Entertainment, Liessen led the design of their first mobile title, the beloved tactical battler Hero Academy. At Playful Corp, she gained early experience in the burgeoning field of virtual reality while working on the core team developing Lucky’s Tale. In 2014, she founded Element Games based on a lifelong dream of bringing her distinctive vision to the game industry.

First game (2015-2018)

Element Games released their debut title Evil Robot Traffic Jam, a tower defense game built from the ground up for VR, in 2015. Over the next two years, it was released on a multitude of VR platforms in territories around the world, including as part of launch portfolios for Gear VR, Google Daydream, Oculus Go, and Pico Neo. It also spawned an HD version for PC-based VR headsets as well as a Special Edition with a new gameplay mode. Evil Robot Traffic Jam showcases gameplay and aesthetics designed for VR while emphasizing complete comfort for the player. It combines an approachable visual style with intuitive gameplay that allows anyone to pick it up and play, while including enough challenge and replayability for seasoned gamers. It currently has a 4.0+ star average player rating on the various VR store platforms.

Second Game (2020)

Element Games was thrilled to release Sky Cannoneer, a spiritual successor to the arcade classic Rampart. Modernized for today's audiences and dramatically expanded in scope and features, Sky Cannoneer brings Rampart's uniquely classic arcade-style gameplay into the 21st century, with a full single-player campaign supported by a variety of mission types and upgrades!



Sky Cannoneer YouTube

Evil Robot Traffic Jam YouTube


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Awards & Recognition

  • "Nomination for Best VR Game." - 12th IMGA, 15 March, 2016

Selected Articles

Sky Cannoneer: Announcement Press Release
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Team & Repeating Collaborator

Courtney Liessen
Founder, Lead Programmer and Designer

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