Our Team

Founded in Tucson, AZ in 1996 and now operating from all across the world, Running With Scissors is an independent video game studio that develops and publishes outrageous games just for the hell of it. Our goal is to make action-packed games which are fun, funny and possibly even politically correct. Our games feature wonderfully excessive amounts of violence, however we are not in favor of real life violence and believe it’s a hell of a lot better to act out your frustrations in video games rather than against your fellow man.

Vince Desi

Vince Desi

Chief Rod Officer

Vince Desi is the man that started it all back in 1996, and has been in the industry since 1980 with the original Atari back in NY.

“My son might be crazy but he’s not stupid” Vince’s Mom, 1978

Mike Jaret-Schachter

Mike Jaret-Schachter

Chief Bidet Officer

MikeJ started at RWS in 2001 a few years after meeting Vince while he was in High School. He basically does nothing all the time, and thats why we love him so much! MikeJ lives for the bidet….so if you have any questions about clean buttholes, hit him up! 

Jon Merchant

Jon Merchant

VP of Development

Jon started with RWS in 2005 after creating the amazing POSTAL 2 mod Eternal Damnation. He has helped put the RWS team back together to create POSTAL 2 Paradise Lost, POSTAL Redux and POSTAL 4! He also is a staunch anti-bidet supporter which has caused quite the rift among the RWS top brass! 

Josh Leichliter

Josh Leichliter

Art Director

Josh was with RWS for the development of POSTAL 2, Apocalypse Weekend and POSTAL III. He then seasoned himself around the industry by touching all the 3D artist penises around the world and is now back in full force art directing POSTAL 4: No Regerts….so if you think it looks like shit….thank Josh! 

Marcin Trybus

Marcin Trybus

Associate Producer

Marcin used to hang out, outside the RWS office dressed in nothing but a banana hammock and a red boa. He would offer $5 rim jobs to the team until we finally gave him some work. He now lives in Warsaw and plays the washboard in a busker band.

Bob Richardson

Bob Richardson

Lead Level Designer

Bob started out modding/hosting MP servers, before helping push Steam Greenlight campaign. Officially joining RWS shortly after it’s success. Helping create POSTAL 2 Paradise Lost, POSTAL Redux and POSTAL 4!.

Andy Faecke

Andy Faecke

Lead 2D Artist

Andy started with RWS during the development of Paradise Lost. He blew all of our minds and loads with his great drawings. He is now in charge of all the sexual innuendos for all business names within POSTAL, so if you are offended with them…you know who to blame!

Rikki D'Angelo

Rikki D'Angelo

Lead Designer

Rikki (AKA Marphy Black) is a shitposter who ended up working with RWS from the now defunct Facepunch forums. He then went on to lead the design for Paradise Lost and POSTAL Redux. He still shit posts over at https://knockout.chat/, and still works for RWS in a lead design role in POSTAL 4.
Once a shitposter, always a shitposter.
Lana Foltz

Lana Foltz

Sr Programmer

Lana, our resident trans coder, has been programming silly shit for POSTAL 2 since the early days. You may know her work as she created the much beloved “A Week in Paradise” Mod, as well as the “AirMail” Share The Pain mod. She started fixing all the crap RWS shit out around the time we got POSTAL 2 on Steam in 2012 and has been with us ever since! She is a fervent cat lover and owner (with her 2 cats)…and even she loves to put cats on the end of guns in POSTAL 2!

Gordon Cheng

Gordon Cheng

Programmer

Gordon has been with RWS since the Paradise Lost days and is the guy that makes all the weapons. SO when you are senselessly murdering citizens of Edensin, you can thank Gordon for all that fun. He is also an avid swag collector…so any spare parts you got at home, send em on over to Gordon! 

Erik Rossik

Erik Rossik

Programmer

Erik began working for RWS long before RWS, themselves, knew about it.

Nick Pilshikov

Nick Pilshikov

Programmer

Nick started out modding Postal 2 and was always dreaming about a coop mode for years until he finally made one by himself… Well you know, MikeJ just asked me to write this up, so yeah, basically I have done a lot of stuff for P2 modding community, such as driveable cars (Project Marica), multiplayer mods (NicksCoop), total-conversion (Happy Night) and so on. And now I’m making Postal 4……the real thing!

Michele Bellone

Michele Bellone

Animator

Michele is an animal lover with a modding background and has been with RWS since Paradise Lost. He found his calling in life by animating all of the horrible things you can do with cats in our games.

Francisco García

Francisco García

Level Designer

Fran joined up with RWS during development of Paradise Lost and also worked on Redux and POSTAL 4. He works, sleeps and games highly intoxicated (we know because we can smell him clear across the Atlantic) and he has an extremely unhealthy obsession with Neil Breen films…..

Matthieu Gouault

Matthieu Gouault

3D Artist

Matt came to us from the land of school girls, Japan, by way of France (HAW HAW). He loves a smooth buttered baguette in his mouth, and a couple of freshly baked croissants in each hand. He also can 3D model a dildo with the best of em…..

Pedro Santos

Pedro Santos

Community Manager/QA/2D Artist

Pedro from Portugal LOOOOOOOOVES the cock….and that’s why we love him! 

Taliesin Charles-Lewis

Taliesin Charles-Lewis

Level Designer/Quality Assurance/C Team

Tal joined us from the Welsh mountains and loves nothing more than a good POSTAL game, so much so that he helped us bug test POSTAL 4, and even made his own! He’s the mastermind behind our little April Fools’ labour of love in POOSTALL Royale, and he’s not too bad with making levels either.

Robert Medrano

Robert Medrano

Sound Designer

Rob is a newcomer to RWS, joining in on Postal 4. He is a newer sound designer with some indie experience.  When he is not hearing the voices of the damned in his head he is making them come to life. Not even he knows whether or not the voices/sounds he records are his or ones of his victims…

Josh (Fudge) Packard

Josh (Fudge) Packard

Sound/Music Designer

Josh makes sound….he also makes music…..he also thinks he’s fuckin hilarious (he is not). His name is so damn close to our most beloved POSTAL Fudge Pack that we had to hire the Fudge Packard! He also aspires to jerk off everyone’s ear holes with his jams! 
 
Kommander Karl

Kommander Karl

3D Artist/Marketing

Kommander Karl came to us from the wonderful land of super fan influencers. We all fell in love with his POSTAL 2 vids he did and as it turns out he is a pretty pretty pretty good 3D artist. The relationship was quick and passionate and we both brought each other to climax in about 15 short seconds!
Carlo Scarpa

Carlo Scarpa

Content Creator

Carlo is our resident frat boy d-bag that came to Running With Scissors via his girlfriend (who plays hockey with MikeJ). Turns out he is a try hard CompSci major who has been a streamer in the past. He also is another gabagool Italian-American like Vince and can swing a bat!
Laura Nardoni

Laura Nardoni

2D Artist

Laura felt a deep desire to work with the bidet man himself, MikeJ, as she also has a squeaky clean asshole! She also happens to draw well, and looks good in photos, so we threw her a giant krotchy bone and brought her onto the team!