Chaotic Era is an interstellar real time strategy game inspired by 80s sci-fi and unlike any other mobile gaming experience.

Named one of the most anticipated indie games of 2021 by Polygon, the post-apocalyptic civilization simulator arrives on iOS later this year. 



"We left it all behind. Old Earth and its doomed children. Titan, Io, the floating cities of Venus. Mars' cursed wastelands..."

In the late 28th century, absolute collapse is on the horizon for Earth and the entire Sol system.

Earth's governing megacorporations dedicate their resources to building a massive fleet of evacuation ships designed to take humanity to distant stars in search of a safe haven.

But the dark reality of deep space travel is far more horrifying than anyone could ever imagine.



As the player, you lead the crew of one of humanity's starships, escaping the solar system and landing on a far off planet.

Establish an outpost, harvest resources, and stabilize your fledgling society—all while avoiding the meteors, plagues, and unknown horrors of outer space that threaten to destroy humanity once and for all.

"We’re very excited to see a cool-looking strategy game of this scale make it to mobile." (Pocket Tactics)



Run exciting and unpredictable 4x-inspired real time strategy campaigns in a highly stylized, immersive sci-fi experience unlike any other game available on mobile.

"A gigantic real-time strategy game set within a procedurally generated universe” (TechCrunch).

Strategy meets survival as you unlock new technology, defend against disasters, and build new starships to continue hopping from planet to planet in an attempt to outrun humanity's ultimate fate.



Temperature, terrain, resources: Every planet, system, and playthrough is completely unique, creating hours and hours of replayability in an experience streamlined for fast-paced mobile play.

"A very ambitious game that will allow you to carry a whole universe in your pocket." (Alpha Beta Gamer)

Chaotic Era is an ambitious and rich new universe inspired equally by sci-fi classics like Alien and Blade Runner; and legendary games like SimCity, Starcraft, and Civilization.

Explore humanity's apocalyptic 28th century future in a thoughtfully designed world built by dedicated fans of science fiction.




  • Hard sci-fi space exploration on a mobile device.
  • Stunning, unique art direction.
  • Beautiful UI inspired by 80s sci-fi classics like Alien and Blade Runner. 
  • Rich, new science fiction universe with detailed world-building.
  • Procedurally generated star systems for maximum replayability.
  • A premium look and feel that raises the bar for mobile gaming.



Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan
Kevin Donnelly




iOS at launch

is a Toronto-based indie game development studio founded by Gabriel O’Flaherty-Chan and Kevin Donnelly. BOBBY has been featured on Polygon, TechCrunch, Pocket Gamer, and more.

O’Flaherty-Chan and Donnelly first met while working on the experimental products team at Shopify. Their first release as BOBBY, Emojivision, was an innovative iOS camera app that transformed the world into emojis in real time. Emojivision was covered on TechCrunch and Digital Photography Review.

In 2017, O’Flaherty-Chan went viral for hacking a Game Boy Color emulator onto the Apple Watch. Articles covering Giovanni, O'Flaherty-Chan's emulator, appeared in The Verge, Polygon, Gamespot, Gizmodo, The Next Web, PCMag, CNET, Ars Technica, Engadget, Digital Trends, Mac Rumors, and more.


Shopify Mafia members who started their own companies (Business Insider)
Chaotic Era: The Three Bobby Problem (No Cartridge Audio Podcast)
Chaotic Era Preview: A harsh RTS (Wireframe Magazine)
BOBBY TECHNOLOGY: Developer Interview (Indie Pod Podcast)
Special Guest: BOBBY TECHNOLOGY (Game Dev Field Guide Podcast)
The most promising indie video games 2021 (GameSpace)
The 21 most-anticipated indie games coming in 2021 (Polygon)
Chaotic Era's latest trailer shows travel between worlds and energy harvesting (Pocket Gamer)
Here's the first gameplay for 80s-themed sci-fi RTS Chaotic Era (Pocket Tactics)
Here's the first look at expansionist, sci-fi RTS Chaotic Era (Pocket Gamer)
Chaotic Era (Alpha Beta Gamer)
Waitlist This: Chaotic Era (Canadian Game Devs Podcast)
Emojivision app turns your iPhone’s camera into a real-time emoji painting machine (TechCrunch)