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Who We Are

MousePaw Media is an open source software company dedicated to providing games and tools that enable anyone to learn and create.

We offer some of the most robust tech internships in the inland northwest. We work with Whitworth University, Eastern Washington University, and Gonzaga University to help students transition into the workforce through our internship program.

We are currently creating an open source game engine for creating and distributing vector-based (Flash-style) games on both new and old computers. Our support targets include hardware as old as as 256MB RAM, single-core CPU computers.

This game engine will be used by our games division, MousePaw Games, to produce Operation SpyRat, a series of groundbreaking proprietary educational games for school and home use. Our hope is to create some of the best educational games in the industry, and make them available schools whose technology and budgets would ordinarily make educational software inaccessible to them.

In the process of creating the game engine and Operation SpyRat, we are producing many games, applications, and coding libraries, most of which are open source.

MousePaw Media is presently an early startup. The entire staff is compensated in shares, and the company is privately funded.

Quick Facts

Founded: May 2010

Employee Owned

Open Source

Headquarters: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Team: 10-20

Internship Graduates: 11


  • June 2017 - PawLIB 1.0 released.
  • March 2017 - Company renamed 'MousePaw Media'.
  • June 2015 - Most projects relicensed as open source.
  • April 2015 - Stacy Carlson becomes first internship graduate.
  • March 2015 - Switches to Linux and 100% open source stack.
  • January 2015 - Drops Adobe Flash.
  • Oct 2013 - Started Internship Program.
  • April 2012 - Early Prototype of Operation SpyRat (Flash).
  • May 2010 - Founded.

Press Mentions

Nerd Field Guide

The Sentinel (North Idaho College)

October 2014


General Inquiries


Jason C. McDonald

Founder, CEO, Lead Developer

Anne McDonald

Co-Founder, COO, Lead Content Developer

Jarek Thomas

Assistant Lead Developer

Media Resources

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