Midnight Status, L.L.C.
Based in Norfolk, Virginia

Founding date:
March 6, 2006


Press / Business contact:

Swap Fire Twitter
Swap Fire Facebook
Swap Fire Youtube
Midnight Status Twitter

Swap Fire



Studio that aims to deliver games that attain ‘midnight status’ - when a game is so great that people wait up all night to get it.


Early history

Over the years Midnight Status has developed software such as mobile games, developer tools, traffic apps, serious games and websites. More recently, however, the team has begun work on their first console title, Swap Fire, and even gaming events including the hugely popular PixelFest.

After that

Swap Fire was originally created for the first 7 Day FPS Challenge during June 2012. The swapping mechanic came to Jeremy Alessi as soon as he heard about a game jam dedicated to innovation in the FPS space. Within 7 days Jeremy had created an online networked game with all the trappings including the originally conceived mechanic and better still, it worked! One aspect of the game jam prototype still bothered Jeremy though. It had taken a rather dark turn with the assets used for the jam game containing lots of spikes and some medieval gore. Jeremy ceased to move forward on the game until 3 years later when he met Henry Meredith.

Both Jeremy and Henry are huge Nintendo fans and for the past year Jeremy has been a Nintendo approved indie developer. He just didn’t know what to make. As they went through several of the prototypes Jeremy had created it was obvious that Swap Fire was the most interesting and fun. Now, Midnight Status is officially on the road to deliver Swap Fire for the Nintendo Wii U during by the end of 2016. The game will feature the same great mechanics from the original 7DFPS jam game but with an all new narrative and aesthetic.



Shoot to Swap YouTube

PixelFest fan video YouTube


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Awards & Recognition

    Selected Articles

    • "Swap Fire is a Wii U shooter that wants to redefine the genre"
      - Matt Kamen, Wired UK
    • "Game on: Norfolk developer launches PixelFest to bring together the coding community"
      - Pete Humes, Inside Business
    • "Interview: Midnight Status talks Wii U First-Person Shooter Swap Fire"
      - Justin Tomann, 8-Worlds News
    • "Norfolk man creates app to help tunnel traffic woes"
      - Bill Tiernan, The Virginian Pilot

    We are also the proud creators of Norfolk’s first dedicated video game festival. “Growing artists and programmers through love of games.” http://pixelfest.org/.

    Team & Repeating Collaborator

    Jeremy Alessi
    Direction / Founder

    Henry Meredith
    Production / Design

    Vince White
    2D Art, Freelance

    Erik Scott
    2D Art, Freelance

    Adrian Tysoe
    3D Art, Freelance

    Kadin Benjamin
    QA Intern

    Max Golovsky
    QA Intern

    presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks