Co-creator of Rick and Morty Starts VR Studio


Justin Roiland, co-creator of Rick and Morty, has announced the opening of his game development company, Squanchtendo. Along with co-founder, Tonya Watson, Squanchtendo will specialize in developing funny and fun VR titles.

Roiland announced the founding of Squanchtendo through a comic press release, tweeted out on Thursday. The comic introduces a blob/potato named Little Splzooshly, the Squanchtendo mascot. Little Splzooshly goes on to talk about the two co-founders, Justin Roiland and Tonya Watson.

SquanchtendoAlong with Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland is the co-creator of the Adult Swim hit, Rick and Morty. Roiland not only co-created the show, he also voices the two titular characters.

Justin Roiland

Rick and Morty plays highly on pop culture references, and has even dabbled in the realm of gaming before. Earlier this summer Cryptozoic Entertainment released the Rick and Morty Total Rickall Card Game. Back in January, Adult Swim Games released their Rick and Morty homage to the original Pokemon game, Pocket Mortys. The free mobile game gives players the opportunity to explore multiple universes while capturing and battling over 70 variations of Morty

If Roiland is the Jobs of Squanchtendo, then Tonya Watson is the Wozniak. She brings 10 years of experience from her previous developer, Epic Games. It is during this time she worked on the acclaimed Gears of War series. Watson brings an extensive background in level design, code, and animation. She has also shown that she is able to grow and lead large teams during her time as executive producer and lead producer of Fortnight and Bulletstorm, respectively.

Tanya Watson

Squanchtendo is just starting to put together a team. It is likely we won’t see a game from the new developer for some time, but with the leadership of Roiland and Watson, there is no doubt we’re all one step closer to finally taking Roy off the grid.

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