A downloadable game


Our protagonist is TEDDY GAINZ-- a brown feather chicken with swole human arms, who's terrified of bugs! They had to swim to the island of insects after finding out their mom had been kidnapped for what the bugs call their “harvest festival”, but it truly is a festival of absolute horrors for our bug-terrified Teddy. Only YOU can help Teddy overcome their fears, save their mom, save the world, and maybe even make a friend! 

Developers note: See our shiny new updated version here




Twitter @GainzTeddy


The 11 person Teddy Gainz production team met online in 2021 through the IGDA Foundation’s Velocity program. Inspired by the majesty of chickens with swole arms, they banded together over 80 days and across 6 time zones to create Teddy Gainz and the Horror of Insect Island, the first game from the Teddy Gainz Productions Team. Our team had a blast learning how to make a game together and participating in our first game jam here on Itch.io. We hope you enjoy playing our game as much, if not more than we enjoyed getting to know each other and building it! Thank you! 

<3 The TG Team 


Amber Nicole Williams - Game Artist - @Ambrowskii - ambrowskii.itch.io -LinkedInhttps://ambrowskii.com

Anfer Molina - Game Designer / Developer - @anferm 

Cindy Fan - Art Director / Game Artist - @CindFanitch.io/profile/cindf - www.cind.ca

Cynthia Sulit - Producer / Artist - Twitter @mcjsulit  - Arch + Form (portfolio.site) 

Dawn Hammond-Quaye - Game Designer / Developer - @TheArtemis_Moon - LinkedIndawnhq.co.uk

Jon Perez - Production Consultant - @darthgreebo

Kenna Lindsay - Executive Producer - @kenna_lindsayLinkedIn -  kennamlindsay.com 

Leyla Mamedova - QA - @leylsesLinkedInleylamamedova.com 

Morgan Anderson - Game Artist / Character Artist - artstation.com/breaded -  morganderson.com

Ricardo Aviles - Game Designer / Developer / Sound Designer - @ricky_games20  - ricardoaviles.itch.io - LinkedIn

Rika Watanabe -  Narrative Designer / Game Writer - @riki_0ntherocks - itch.io/profile/riki-0ntherocks - LinkedIn

Special Thanks 

 (People who supported, listened to, encouraged, and loved us while we did this. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! <3 <3 <3) 

1up Indie

Ahmed Hamad

Amy Isaac

Annie VanderMeer

Callum Moscovitch

Christopher Lockfort

Circus Center

Colin Johnson

Computer Science House at RIT

Dallas Lillie

Danica Pok


George and Sara Lindsay

Haight Ashbury Merchants Association


IGDA Foundation

Katie Whitcraft


Mohamed Chamas

Ojo Stephen

Renee Blair

Runway Innovation Hub

Russell Harmon

Sara Toby Moore

Sean Spaulding

Sela Davis

Sofia Romualdo

The Booksmith

The Clown Conservatory at Circus Center

Carlo Pereyra

Nik Pantis

Oscar Barajas

Corinne Scrivens


teddy_gainz_0.zip 108 MB

Install instructions

For the Zip:

1 - Download the file

2 - Extract the zip 

3 - play the game

4 - get up and dance! 

Development log


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Pretty cool concept :D