Jonathan Rucker, in all his black and white splendor.

Jonathan Rucker (or Jon Rucker) is a software engineer. He was one of the people in charge of the engine and tools on Shantae: Risky's Revenge.


Jonathan Rucker studied between 2002 and 2005 at the College of the Canyons. However, he dropped out in 2005 after having been hired by WayForward.[1]


Rucker was hired in 2005 by WayForward Technologies and held the position of lead software engineer, working on several titles including Shantae: Risky's Revenge, for which he was one of the people in charge of the engine and tools. In 2011, he left WayForward to join Naked Sky Entertainment with the official position of software engineer, doing generalist programming and design. He ultimately left Naked Sky in December 2013 and in January 2014 re-joined WayForward as a software engineer. He left WayForward again in 2015 to join Blind Squirrel Games as a programmer.[1]


This is a list of projects Jonathan Rucker was involved in according to Metacritic, Moby Games, a Google search over and his ex-Naked Sky profile page.[2][3][4][5]


  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab - game programmer (2006)
  • Contra 4 - engine and tools programmer (2007)
  • Space Chimps - engine and tools (2008)
  • A Boy and His Blob - engine/tools programming (2009)
  • Where the Wild Things Are - engine programmer (2009)
  • Batman: The Brave and The Bold - The Videogame - tools (2010)
  • Galactic Taz Ball - lead programmer (2010)
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge - engine and tools (2010)
  • Twister Mania - programmer (2011)
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal - engine programmer (2011)
  • Mighty Milky Way - engine and tools (2011)
  • Thor: God of Thunder - engine and tools (2011)


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