mystman12's IRL photo.

Micah James McGonigal, also known as mystman12 as his account name, is the creator and only developer of Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning, and as well the founder of Basically, Games!.


mystman12 is from Virginia, USA. Nothing much is actually known about his personal life at the time, except that he has an older brother, Ethan, and a sister, Cady.

He created Baldi's Basics as the part of the annual Meta-Game Jam, which ended up taking 2nd place in the process. Despite being close to first, mystman12's game was an instant hit, with YouTubers such as PewDiePie, Jacksepticeye, and Markiplier who began playing the game.

It is rumored that the game was also rather infamous for being a difficult game, which apparently took days or even weeks for someone to "first" win the game.

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  • Baldi was a character that was also created by mystman12 during his childhood, before the game was even in conception.
    • DR. REFLEX

      One of mystman12's old comics.

      The game's Art Walls and some Twitter posts have comics featuring Baldi. These comics are made before the development of Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning.
  • It's a Bully was actually a character created by him years ago before he started the development on Baldi's Basics.
    • The non-distorted version of his head is actually an Easter egg character, by the name of PlaceFace.
  • He created Baldi's Basics alone, later making a company named Basically, Games!.
  • There is a chance that the Principal of the Thing and Filename2 could actually be a photo of a poorly edited mystman12. It is not confirmed, but it is assumed to be him.
  • He voiced almost every character in Baldi's Basics. The only exception is 1st Prize which has text-to-speech program based voice due to it being a robot instead of a human.
  • He is a Christian, according to his Twitter bio.[1]
  • According to his Twitter, some of his favorite memes are Steamed Hams and Hungry Pumkin.
  • One of his favorite games is Kirby Air Ride.
  • His username refers to Myst, a game that he likes.
  • According to the 1.3.2 changelog post in Baldi's Basics Classic, Dreams of Being, a game made by Iseeicy, is one of mystman12's favorite Meta Game Jam entries.[2]



  2. "Thanks to help from a fellow game developer, Iseeicy (Go check out his game Dreams of Being, one of my favorite Meta Game Jam entries:" - 1.3.2 Update Changelog - Mouse issues fixed!


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