Tough Cookie Games is an independent game studio founded in 2019 by software engineer and avid gamer Erica Merchant. Founded on the idea that anyone can be the hero of their own game, our mission is to create fun and inclusive games that put our customers at the center of the story. Currently under development, Save the Date! is the company's first gaming experience, allowing wedding couples and other event hosts to become the heroes of their own metroidvania adventures and share them with their guests.
Erica is the founder of Tough Cookie Games as well as lead designer, coder, marketer, and morale champion. She has worked in enterprise software services for nearly a decade, getting to explore the world while building world-class enterprise solutions throughout her career. She was inspired to create Save the Date! when she realized she was going to marry her favorite gaming partner and wanted to share their adventure with her friends and family.