My name is Stanley Minnick, and I have been involved in clean energy for more than a decade, helping homeowners, farmers, & communities adopt clean energy in the US, primarily in Wisconsin.
Most of my career has focused on solar and the "solar coaster"—has been exhilarating, fun, and, at times, scary. I like to make products that draw on my experience at work and my experience playing all sorts of games for as long as I can remember
Clean Energy Creatures is an action packed 2d video game about cute, disc-golf loving, alien creatures summoned to earth to install solar panels, battle the Coal Baron and survive the impacts of climate disasters along the way.
As of 12/11/2021 the game is only a simple playable prototype. My hope is to find a publisher interested in working to bring the game to Steam and other platforms in 2023.
Having fun, creative projects to work on helps settle my mind and provide a welcome break from thinking about the day's stresses. These projects are a lot like knitting, but instead of sweaters, I make games and things that I hope bring others joy.
In 2014, with the help of Kickstarter supporters I was able to produce the first edition of Clean Energy Empire, the Card Game. The second edition was released in June of 2015 with significant improvements. Clean Energy Empire is a fun game for families, energy professionals, educators, and game enthusiasts.
Created in 2015, Susie the Solar Salamander is a children’s book available in kindle or paperback edition. Geared towards a younger crowd than the card game, the bright illustrations and cute story helps young kids learn more about solar on a farm.
Early version of the Clean Energy Creatures Prototype
Posing with the boys in front of our solar array ~2015.
Recent Screenshot of gameplay
Feel free to send me a quick note or email Stanley@CleanEnergyFun.com