Justin Roland’s gaming background isn’t news at all, not after he personally unveiled Rick and Morty’s first game, “Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-Ality” at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.
But coming out with his own gaming company, and naming it after a Nintendo pun, is quite a different beast.
In a partnership with Tanya Watson (previously worker at Epic Games, with Gears of Wars being only one of the titles under her belt), Roland has launched “Squanchtendo”, who aside from paying homage to both a well-known game house and Rick’s own former pet/comrade in arms, is clearly looking towards the future.
With a focus on “funny, imaginative, story driven VR game experiences”, and their recognizable sense of humor, Roland and Tanya not only state the goals of the company, but outright invite any aspiring VR devs to be part of it (and regular folks to be particularly nice to hobos):
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.
So come join us. Be a part of Squanchtendo Games. Make games with us! or start saving your pennies up so you can purchase them when they come out. We hope you love them as much as we do.
While otherwise a bold proposal without any actual games announced yet, Roland has demonstrated his expertise on writing sick jokes and coming up with bizarre ideas (and doing matching voice-overs), so it’s safe to assume he already has a couple (appropriately bizarre) games ready on his mind.
You can check Squanchtendo’s site for some more funny cartoons explaining the company or, you known, applying for a VR developer job.