26 Aug 2016 9:46 AM +00:00 UTC

Rick and Morty Co-Creator’s Squanchtendo Game is the Next Happening in VR

There may still be a few more months of waiting before the third season of Rick and Morty arrives.

But there's something new in the camp of co-creator Justin Roiland's career that may still be a little related to the beloved Adult Swim toon. Roiland has announced that he has started his own VR studio, which goes by the—very apt—name Squanchtendo Games.

This expansion isn't at all willy-nilly, because a lot of people are not familiar with the fact that Roiland is an avid gamer and a fan of the VR technology.


Even the announcement of the studio is done in a way that would remind you of Roiland's co-masterpiece Rick and Morty—it's done via a comic strip, seen below. The humor is there, from the tone what I assume to be the Squanch mascot to breaking the fourth wall even in his own About page info.

While the Squanchtendo website is teeming with humor, as it should be, co-founders Roiland and Tanya Watson have their own experiences in the gaming scene.

Watson is actually an executive producer at Epic Games, responsible for the Gears of War series. Roiland may have more experience in storytelling and voicing, but according to Engadget, he also had a hand in creating Pocket Mortys, a free mobile game that harks to the Pokemon games.

"We want to make stuff that people love. Games that we want to play ourselves. Experiences that we would like to be totally immersed in and enjoy for hours at a time, as well as shorter, crazier experiences that would be great to play with a group of friends or possibly with stray homeless people that you invited in so you could feed and bathe them."

Roiland did say that the studio's goal was to games that had a strong story and characters. Or in his words:

"We just want to make super duper games dooood."

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