Squanchtendo VR

Justin Roiland, co-creator and co-voice of the hit animated series Rick & Morty, has teamed up with gaming veteran and former producer for Epic Games Tanya Watson to form a brand new game studio dedicated specifically to virtual reality. Squanchtendo Games not only has a memorable name but is promising, and already delivering, some weird and wacky endeavours.

The studio announced its first press release by releasing an incredibly odd, yet very amusing, comic strip featuring the company’s official mascot, Splzooshly! This hairy amoeba like character will give you the low-down on what Squanchtendo is all about and how you can get involved.

But the reveals did not stop there. As PAX West opened, the showcase booth for Squanchtendo was one of the most sought after despite not being featured on the main floor. It’s not too hard to see why:

The announcement doesn’t come as a total surprise as Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality for the HTC Vive was announced last month by Adult Swim. And the adult comedy delivered in the game is just what the team is aiming to produce. With Roiland previously expressing his deep interest in developing for VR, it only makes sense that the man would want to delve out on his own projects. Especially with the incredibly experienced Watson by his side.

With a rather impressive resume featuring titles such as Gears of War, Bulletstorm and Fortnite, the former Epic game producer has earned a fair amount of respect. This duo is a match made in heaven.  And with rumours already circulating about VR functionality for the yet to arrive Nintendo NX it seems that Squanchtendo may just be the studio to bring a bit of modern fun to the rather classic console…


 You can find out more about Squanchtendo at their website www.squanchtendo.com.


Remutha, or Rem, has been writing for 8 years. Combining this with a love of video games Rem has been writing game reviews for 2 years.

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