About Us

Serenity Forge, based in Colorado, U.S., aims to create meaningful, value-driven interactive experiences that challenge the way you think. We pride ourselves in the care and dedication we put into our work, whether that be our own IPs or those of our collaborators. 


Video games can be so much more than just games. We believe that they can become a vital part of art, culture, and education. Ultimately, we are in the business of adding value the the lives of those who experience our projects.


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The Team 

Zhenghua Yang (Z)

President and CEO, Executive Producer

Zhenghua Yang, or Z, seeks to create meaningful experiences through video games. Z fully realized his passion when he quit his brief stint at the Federal Reserve in order to found Serenity Forge. His first published video game, Loving Life, is an autobiographical visual novel of his near-death experience due to a rare life-threatening illness.

Favorite Games: Uncharted Waters, Bastion, Fire Emblem Series

Kersti Kodas

Art Director and Producer

Wielding a double degree in Video Game Design and Visual Effects, Kersti breathes life into the aesthetic of her projects. She specializes in Unity development for 3D environments and design with Autodesk Maya. She likes sharks, bandannas, and cheese. 

Favorite Games: Myst, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda Series


UX Designer, Engineer

Erik has always been fascinated by digging into games and finding what makes them tick. Since the age of 11, it has been his passion to find the little details that make games magical, and refining them in his own projects. Erik is also a competitive gamer and avid pool player.

Favorite Games: Lethal League, Cave Story, Bioshock Franchise


Engineer, Technical Producer

Andy has a long history of working with computers and recently rediscovered his passion for creating games. He loves all sorts of multiplayer experiences as well as atmospheric single player games.

Favorite Games: Team Fortress 2, World of Warcraft, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Kevin Zhang

Marketing and Publishing Director, Business Development

Kevin wants to utilize video games to make people experience empathy, optimism, and self-reflection. Having experienced how video games can truly change someone’s life first-hand, Kevin facilitates the growth of Serenity Forge through his focus on marketing, business development, and production. 

Favorite Games: Journey, Undertale, God of War Trilogy


Digital Artist

Alicia studied traditional illustration in the hopes that she can change the world by being an editorial illustrator. She soon discovered that video games can be a more positive and powerful medium, and is now pursuing her ambitions at Serenity Forge.

Favorite Games: Mass Effect 2, Monument Valley 2, Firewatch

Andrew Wilson

Software Developer

Andrew is strongly drawn to connections that develop through playing video games together. In addition to being a core developer at Serenity Forge, Andrew also serves the important role of creating in-house memes. 

Favorite Games: Gears of War Trilogy, World of Warcraft, Dark Souls


Software Developer

Brock is a University of Denver graduate who enjoys optimizing code a bit too much.
When he’s not in the office making games, he’s at home playing them.

Favorite Games: Spec Ops: The Line, Mount and Blade: Warband, Payday 2

Boan (Dian) Ding

Software and Effects Engineer, Animator

Dian’s strong design intuition is often executed through his firm grasp of mathematics-based programming. He possesses a strong passion for animation, effects, and storytelling. 

Favorite Games: Dustforce, Jet Set Radio Future, Terraria


Digital Artist
Samuel Herb Artstation

Samuel likes to tell stories through visual art. He enjoys being near rocks and trees.

Favorite Games: Riven, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Portal

Video Policy

We encourage our fans to make videos using Serenity Forge game content, such as playthrough or instruction videos. We are fine with publishing these videos to your website or YouTube or similar video sharing services.

You are free to monetize your videos via the YouTube partner program and similar programs on other video sharing sites.