Warning: Spoilers for season 1 of "Stranger Things" below. Read at your own risk.
"We are both completely obsessed with 'Stranger Things' -- from how lovable the kids are to the visual style of the production," Gasbarro said. "We also were so fascinated with how much it resonated with such a variety of age groups while being so specifically rooted in the '80s."
Fan art of "Stranger Things" as aand an inspired Gasbarro and her creative partner to make the idea a reality.
"We've been following other people's fan art, and saw a few games only to find out that they weren't actually playable," Gasbarro said. "So we thought, 'Let's give the people, aka us, what they want.' The original Pac-Man in 8-bit felt like a natural extension of the show so we went with that style."
The game -- which can be played online but not on mobile -- looks easy enough at first glance, but don't let that fool you. Use the arrow keys to navigate one of the main characters through the maze collecting holiday light bulbs and eating waffles. But watch out. The Demogorgon, Dr. Hawkins and his lab goons will all be hot on your trail.
"With our board design, we unintentionally made the game really hard to beat," Gasbarro said. "Mind your corners, and never trust a doctor with better hair than you."
The best part of the game happens to be a tribute to thewho met an untimely end in the first season.
"My favorite part of the game is Barb as the bonus life," Gasbarro said. "Maybe that's wishful thinking, but I have my fingers crossed for next season."