CHA-STG / Charlene
my name is Natasha Lyn-Marie Charlene Excelsia, and i run the Shmup Wiki, a wiki dedicated to archiving important (and accurate) information about the glorious world of shmups. i go by CHA-STG in the shoot-em-up community, and Queen Charlene in the fighting game community. i am a non-binary transgender woman, and i use she/her and they/them pronouns.
when i'm not shmuppin' or fightin' hours of my day away, i am working on pixel art animations and designing games with my indie developer company, DANGER HEART Entertainment (formerly known as alpha six productions). we are currently developing a game called The Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight, due for release in 2020/2021!
i also have a storied background as a sprite ripper for various sprite archives on the internet -- such as Sprite Database and The Spriters' Resource -- formerly under the alias "Ashimura". recently, thanks to this wiki, i've come back to it as a hobby, and i contribute a vast majority of sprites and screenshots on this wiki!
thank you for showing interest in this little project of mine! i am pretty much only doing this for fun and to provide a helpful resource for players both new and old to find information on games they want to play, or for the curious who want to know more about these games that you may or may not have heard of before. my long-term goal is for Hyper System Wiki to be able to provide easy to find (and easy to improve) information about every shmup made, by every developer. it'll take a while, but thanks for joining me on this ride...