With a name that sounds like a horrible Rick and Morty alternate-dimension videogame console, Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland has teamed with former Epic Games executive producer Tanya Watson to form Squanchtendo. Focusing solely on VR games, the team’s very Rick and Morty-esque mascot Splzooshly says they’re going to make games with “strong story, characters, and gameplay.” Which, frankly, isn’t exactly a lot to go on.
A lifelong gamer, Roiland doesn’t seem to have any previous game design experience besides working with studio Crows Crows Crows on short VR experiences like Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist. Watson, on the other hand, worked at Epic Games for ten years on games like Gears of War 2 and 3 and Bulletstorm, eventually reaching the position of executive producer.
The studio is currently hiring design, art, programming, production and administrative staff, so if they have anything in the pipeline, it’s going to be in the very early stages.
Right now, the company doesn’t have any games announced but they want to make “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.”
So, essentially, the only thing we know is that whatever Squanchtendo makes, it’ll definitely continue Roiland’s particular style of comedy. Check out Squanchtendo’s full announcement comic below (click to enlarge).