May 3rd, 2016
It’s with equal parts and that we announce that, after 6 years, Carol Mertz is leaving her position at Happy Badger Studio and Rampant Interactive. Carol is one of the co-founders of Rampant, and has been an integral part of the growth and creativity of both Rampant and Happy Badgers and their many projects. Dana Huth and Ben Triola, the remaining partners at the studio, don’t intend to replace her position and will continue to operate both studios with the same level of momentum and enthusiasm as always.
Carol is taking a position with St. Louis-based game development studio Butterscotch Shenanigans this summer, where she’ll continue to flex her business and community development muscles. She’s excited to expand her experience within the game industry, and is looking forward to all of the adventures to come.
In celebration of the time Carol has spent with the Rampant team, we’d like to reflect on some of the wonderful things we’ve done together.
Carol co-founded Rampant Interactive with Dana and Ben in February 2010 as a client-facing creative studio. In 2013, the team acquired game development company Happy Badger Studio, and regularly began working on creative game projects alongside the interactive client work through Rampant.
From 2010 through 2016, the team at Rampant Interactive has produced over 70 websites, developed numerous apps, and published over a dozen games. Highlights include work for the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, The Post Sports Bar & Grill, Centene Corporation, Anheuser Busch InBev, Saint Louis Science Center, designer shoe brand Luichiny, and Strange Donuts, among many others.
Rampant will continue to seek out challenging, interesting, and occasionally bizarre projects through which we can apply our collective passion, creativity, and vision.
We’re all excited for what the future holds.