Romero Games

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Romero Games Ltd.
IndustryVideo games
FoundedNovember 2015; 6 years ago (2015-11)
  • John Romero
  • Brenda Romero

Romero Games Ltd. is an independent video game development studio that was established on 11 August 2015[1] by husband-and-wife team John Romero and Brenda Romero and is located in Galway, Ireland.[2] This is the ninth game studio Romero has established in his career, and currently it has released three titles.


Following his departure from Ion Storm in July 2001, John Romero worked to establish Monkeystone Games in 2001 with Tom Hall before departing to help establish Gazillion Entertainment in 2005. John Romero and Brenda Romero married on 27 October 2012. Together, they worked on Ravenwood Fair, with John Romero as Lead Designer and Brenda as Creative Director and Game Designer. They also founded social game development company Loot Drop in November 2010, and worked on Cloudforest Expedition and Ghost Recon Commander together. They moved to Ireland and together they established Romero Games Ltd. on 11 August 2015.[citation needed]

The studio's first game was an HD, re-skinned Dangerous Dave in the Deserted Pirate's Hideout[3] which added new graphics and music to the classic platformer that he had designed and released in 1990, but was released on mobile. The studio's second game, Gunman Taco Truck,[4] was released on 28 January 2017 on Steam (Windows and Mac)[5] and for iPhone and Android devices.[6]

The studio announced in March 2017 that several prominent indie game developers had joined the team at Romero Games to work on a new title that has not yet been announced.[7] Empire of Sin, a role-playing game set in the Prohibition era, was revealed at E3 2019.[8] The game was released on 1 December 2020 to "mixed or average reviews" from critics, according to review aggregator Metacritic.[9]


Name Year
Gunman Taco Truck 2017
SIGIL 2019
Empire of Sin 2020


  1. ^ "Romero Games Limited". Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Welcome". Romero Games Ltd. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  3. ^ Dangerous Dave in the Deserted Pirate's Hideout
  4. ^ "Gunman Taco Truck on Steam". Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  5. ^ Takahashi, Dean (28 January 2017). "Doom creator's 12-year-old son releases first game on Steam: Gunman Taco Truck". VentureBeat. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Gunman Taco Truck Released on iPhone and iPad!". Gunman Taco Truck.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Denman Rooke joins Romero Games". 19 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  8. ^ IP, Chris (17 June 2019). "'Empire of Sin' looks like a new-school 'Mob Rule'". Engadget. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Empire of Sin for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 30 November 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  10. ^ Bolding, Jonathan (15 August 2021). "John Romero is making Sigil 2, but he's using Doom 2 this time". PC Gamer. Retrieved 15 August 2021.