After making their first game (A Game about Literally Doing Your Taxes) together in 2019, CDM alumni Josh Eckhart and DeMarco Scarnegie, CDM student Brandon Hesslau, and UIC student Vince Weiss formed Not a Sailor Studios. On the heels of Taxes’ success (it has been downloaded over 40,000 times), the team is releasing their second game, Buddy Simulator 1984, on February 18. Buddy is based on an original idea Brandon came up with during his first year at DePaul. “We couldn't do all of this without DePaul's amazing professors, opportunities, and courses that they provided. It helped to further engage our love of game design, start a legitimate company, and follow our passion for creating video games,” said Josh.