Gartek Studios - a Father and Son collaborative multimedia endeavour.

For a number of years now K! and S! have been working together to create unique video games that help us to expand our knowledge and push our abilities.

Working at first in Scratch, K! developed an understanding of sprites, objects and arrays. Once mastery of Scratch seemed complete, S! encouraged K! to move on to more widely recognized engines, and two games in Construct 2 were collaborated on and completed over the cold winter months north of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Now K! has focused on gaining an understanding of Python, and has released several experimental games entirely on his own, as well as a completed platformer.

With the advent of COVID-19, K! has been able to dive right in to a combination puzzle/exploration game due to be released in 2021 – while still pursuing paid side contracts organized by S! through his existing IT company (
Garstin HE).

This fall K! hopes to expand his knowledge by learning some basic Java, and beginning an in-depth exploration of C and perhaps C++.

Please enjoy your stay here and follow our development history! Click on either the text or graphics in the descriptions below to be taken to the game page (usually playable within browser, with a few exceptions).

The current musical selection is courtesy No Anglerfish – K!’s current project. Please enjoy! If it doesn’t automatically play, please click the play button below. The current soundtrack is about fourteen minutes long!
No Anglerfish
K! (age 13-14) – Spring/Summer, 2021 (Python)

Another K! solo project, this puzzle explorer is stretching his abilities even further – with an intricate story, loads of puzzles and dialogue, as well as an inventory system and save game ability, this game is currently K!’s most ambitious undertaking yet. No links are available as it is still incomplete.

Other Related Links:



aikihomestead.ca – our lifestyle blog where we talk about homesteading adventures.

garstin.ca – S!’s original IT business.

ken.garstin.ca – K!’s personal blog.

minecraft64 – K!’s minecraft youtube channel (on hiatus).

norsar – K!’s completed fantasy novel, self-published and available for online order in paperback.