Space Whale is a one-person (specifically, Aaron Chapin) game studio based out of Philadelphia, PA. The studio originally formed in 2009 as a group of friends making games. After publishing Return All Robots in 2010, the individual members of Space Whale ended up scattering, and the company exists now as Chapin's personal company, doing contract work and publishing independent games.
The ethos that goes into making a Space Whale game is "Familiar, but Different". The studio was founded by long-time game players, so we want to make something that can be picked up and understood by most folks. However, we never want to simply re-make something that has been made by another studio. In our design process, if anyone can name a game that's identical, or even close, to our current design, the whole thing gets scrapped.
This leads to a LOT of iteration. This page only contains finished games put out by Space Whale. However, on Aaron's itch.io page, you can see some of the more-finished prototypes that are either on hold, or will never be released commercially.