Welcome to the dungeon.
Boss Dungeon is a independent videogame blog that produces original content for your entertainment and information. That includes editorials, opinion pieces, top-lists, podcasts, video series and other fun stuff. But there’s of course a whole crew of people behind it all. Let us introduce you to the people who produce all the original content for our website.
Tobiichi Karlsson has been playing games since before her earliest memory. Growing up on computer games such as Doom, Dungeon Master, Prince of Persia, Alone in the Dark, King’s Quest and The Secret of Monkey Island in her early years before moving on to console games in the mid 90s. Her favourite videogame of all time is Shenmue II and her favourite console is fittingly the Sega Dreamcast.
There’s no developer she looks up to as much as John Carmack and she’s trying to find her own footing in videogame development, having released the horror-puzzle adventure ESCAPE. Tobiichi co-founded Boss Dungeon in November 2012 and has led as the dungeon keeper in charge ever since. She’s also the main host of The Final Battle, Boss Dungeon’s official podcast about videogame news and has only sat out one episode. Outside of Boss Dungeon she also leads her own blog, co-host multiple podcasts, produces close to daily YouTube content and serves as a small-time contributor to the horror videogame blog Rely on Horror.
Polly Dawn‘s videogame memories span back to her first Atari 2600, but her love of digital interactive entertainment software didn’t fully bloom until receiving an NES on Christmas morning 1987. She cut her teeth on and grew to adore twitch reflex-based games, especially the Contra and Ninja Gaiden series, and was ensnared by the dark and atmospheric tones of Metroid. Her love of 8 and 16-bit games and music is second to none and she would be happy to show you all of her Nintendo and Sega tapes after school just to prove it. Also, she will literally knife fight you if you don’t agree that Super Metroid is the greatest game ever made.
Her videogame “writing career” began in 2002 as she passed through various phases of owning a personal website, finally settling on Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net in 2005. With the help of an entire internet’s worth of friends and guest contributors, the site grew to amass an incredible amount of fun content and readership until it went on indefinite hiatus in mid-2013. Polly now happily resides at the Dungeon, until likely being fired by Tobiichi for trying to sneak the words “fart” and “poop” past her editor too many times.