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Trouble Impact, LLC is a two-person game studio located in Austin, TX. It was started in April 2012 by an animator and programmer (both formerly of Activision) who wanted to see what they could learn and make by striking out on their own. We are interested in expanding gaming in new directions by tackling new subject matter and exploring different types of gameplay.


Cat & Issam at the Global Game Jam 2012

Cat Musgrove
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Art/Design. Cat grew up in Northern Virginia, and has a B.F.A. in Computer Animation from the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL. She worked at Vicarious Visions (an Activision company) from 2007 to 2012 as an animator.

Game credits: Kung Fu Panda (DS), 007: Quantum of Solace (DS), Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (360, PS3), DJ Hero (DS, 3DS - Canceled), an unannounced project (360, PS3 - Canceled), Skylanders: Swap Force (360, PS3, WiiU).  

Cat also runs @ATXGameDevCal, a public calendar of local developer events.


Issam Khalil
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Engineering/Business. Issam grew up in Côte d'Ivoire, France, and Canada before coming to the US. He has a B.A. from École Polytechnique de Montréal in Physics and a Master's in Computer Science. He co-founded AlkymiaSoft Products, Inc, a small company that provided R&D in the Visual Effects & Gaming Industries, where he worked from 2003 to 2004. He worked at Vicarious Visions (an Activision company) from 2004 to 2012 as a Software Engineer, specializing in graphics, networking and performance.

Game credits: Madagascar (GBA, DS), Ultimate Spider-Man (DS), Tony Hawk's American Sk8land (DS), Over the Hedge (DS), Marvel Ultimate Alliance (Wii/PSP), Spider-Man 3 (PSP, Wii), Guitar Hero 3 (Wii), Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (360, PS3),Guitar Hero 4 (Wii), Guitar Hero 5 (Wii), Band Hero (Wii), Guitar Hero 6 (Wii), DJ Hero (DS/3DS), and Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (3DS), Skylanders Giants (WiiU), Skylanders Trap Team (iOS, Android, Wii), Skylanders Superchargers (PS3, iOS). 



HR/PR. Miles was born in Austin, TX, and joined the company in October 2013. He enjoys napping and chasing things.


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