our games

Combining augmented reality and game-based learning, our apps are immersive, fun and empower players through active participation, real-time and just-in-time feedback.

acme nerd games demo app

learning about nutrition can be fun.

Fuel your rocket with a variety of foods. Balance your diet for a better blast off!

Help us launch this game with Kickstarter! See our campaign here.

healthier kids through active play.

Tap into the power of behavioral-change gamification to address childhood obesity. Our game will not only get your pediatric patients moving, but they’ll also “play” with nutrition facts and gain healthy eating habits.

Losing weight and better health are the players’ rewards, while healthcare and insurance organizations will be rewarded with long-term cost savings.

money smarts starts young.

Kids care about money – they want it! But not understanding the need to save or to prepare for retirement could be devastating for them, our economy... and your business.

For financial institutions our relevant, real-world game content will spark a spending/savings change in our youngest citizens and your future customers.

our team

Certified 80% nerd.

mary romolino

mary romolino

Non-nerd owner and partner.

Even this non-nerd realized it's time for a paradigm shift and shift she did. Mary's successful marketing career took her from the skyscrapers of Chicago to the brainy, laidback city of Madison, WI and from the big-boy conference rooms at US Bank to the proverbial corner office at an ad agency. Now, she's gathered a team of propeller heads and made the leap to gamification. But her kids still don’t think she's cool.

bo monroe

bo monroe

Big time nerd and partner.

Bo is one of those rare people who fully use both sides of their big ol' noggin. He is a talented programmer, artist and game designer creating interactive experiences utilizing digital media for over 20 years. He earned his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and also owns Whatever Develops, LLC, a web application and mobile game development studio. Bo is his nickname and he's sticking to it.

michael flaherty

michael flaherty

Programmer and musician.

Michael is a recent graduate and standout student of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He briefly left town to sharpen his gaming chops at Big John Games in Edina, MN. Fortunately for us, the draw was too strong and he came back home to Madison where we're happy he dons his propeller-head thinking cap for our games. His music and sound skills, along with his programming ability, round out our core development team.

eric baumann

dr. eric b. bauman

Nerd of the month and advisor.

Eric is the founding and managing member of Clinical Playground, LLC where academic and industry collaboration focus on simulation and game-based learning for health sciences, public safety, and science education. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, honing his skills with the Games Learning Society research group and is a leader in the game and simulation-based education industry. Our most productive meetings are on his boat in the middle of Lake Mendota.

tarah hiemes

Tarah Hiemes

Design nerd.

Tarah is the newest Acme Nerd. Currently working towards an Animation degree at Madison College's, she brings illustration, concepting and animation skills to the team. An avid outdoorsperson, she enjoys biking and kayaking -- and also pumping quarters into pinball machines.

hire us.

Do you want to engage your customers in a new way or do you need to expand your brand to more people? Let’s make a game of it.

Contact Mary Romolino @ 608 712 1352 or mary.romolino@acmenerdgames.com