Rooster Teeth Games

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Rooster Teeth Games
Subsidiary
Industry
Founded Austin, Texas (2017)
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Key people
Michael Hadwin, Director of Games
Alan Abdine, SVP of Business Development
David Eddings, Head of Game Publishing
Parent Rooster Teeth
Website http://games.roosterteeth.com

Rooster Teeth Games is a video game developer, publisher and distributor based in Austin, Texas, serving as Rooster Teeth's video game division. It is focused on "bridging the gap between independent game developers and the worldwide community of gamers."[1]

History[edit]

Rooster Teeth Games was officially launched January 25, 2017. The aim is to help indie-developers gain exposure through Rooster Teeth’s large fan-base by developing games on all platforms for their community.[2] The announcement was received positively, with The Mary Sue calling it, "a perfect fit" given the company's "upstart background" starting with Red vs. Blue.[3]

RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is a traditional hack and slash single and multiplayer game that uses chain combos and is based on the popular anime RWBY.[4] It was originally developed in 2014 by a fan, Jordan Scott, in celebration of Rooster Teeth's anniversary.[5] At RTX 2014, Rooster Teeth announced that they had hired Scott, and officially picked up the game. Rooster Teeth CEO Matt Hullum stated, "RWBY is a natural choice for us to focus on for our first in-house produced video game. Fans can expect that we will bring the same level of originality in action, comedy and design to the video game that has made the RWBY animated series such a hit."[6][7] RWBY: Grimm Eclipse was a bestseller when it was released on Steam in the summer of 2016 and is a top-10 seller on PS4 and Xbox One.[8] They were awarded Best Video Game Studio/Developer 2014 by The Austin Chronicle for RWBY: Grimm Eclipse.[9]

In early 2017, Rooster Teeth Games had become a game publisher for independent games in addition to its video game development.[10] In June 2017 it was announced David Eddings had joined as its head of game publishing.[11] On September 27, 2017, Rooster Teeth Games announced a Kickstarter campaign for its first official board game, also based on RWBY, titled RWBY: Combat Ready in collaboration with Arcane Wonders. The campaign successfully reached its goal within days.[12]

List of games developed and/or published[edit]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Platform Genre Developer Publisher Additional note(s)
2016 RWBY: Grimm Eclipse Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Hack and Slash Rooster Teeth Games Rooster Teeth Games Originally a fan made RWBY game that was later officially picked up by Rooster Teeth.
2016 Super Rad Raygun[13] Microsoft Windows 2D Sidescroller Tru Fun Entertainment Rooster Teeth Games
2017 Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars[14] Microsoft Windows Top-down shooter Invisible Collective Rooster Teeth Games
2018 Bendy and the Ink Machine[15] PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Episodic survival horror theMeatly Games Rooster Teeth Games Due to a leak by GameStop, we can assume the game will launch October 12th, further backed up by the fact we know it will be at some point in October

Board games[edit]

Year Title Players Developer Additional note(s)
2016 Million Dollars, But... The Game[16] 2-6 Rooster Teeth Games Based on Million Dollars, But...
2018 RWBY: Combat Ready[17] 2-4 Rooster Teeth Games
Arcane Wonders
Based on RWBY.

References[edit]

  1. ^ SHLAPAK, HELENA. "ROOSTER TEETH LAUNCHES VIDEO GAME DIVISION". www.cgmagonline.com/. CG Magazine. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  2. ^ McAloon, Alissa. "Rooster Teeth Games switches gears to branch into game publishing". www.gamasutra.com. Gamasutra. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Hatchett, Keisha. "Rooster Teeth Launches Video Game Publisher to Help Out Indie Game Developers". themarysue.com. The Mary Sue. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Martinez, Phillip. "'RWBY: Grimm Eclipse' Review: High-Energy Action For A Low Price Decksplash - Official Announcement Trailer Loading". idigitaltimes.com. I Digital Times. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  5. ^ Scott, Jordan (1 April 2014). "RWBY: Grim Eclipse – Demo Release Trailer". YouTube. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Rush, Amanda. "Rooster Teeth Making "RWBY" Video Game". Crunchyroll.com. Crunchy Roll. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Cohen, Joshua. "Rooster Teeth Is Developing A Video Game". Tubefilter.com. TubeFilter. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Ricchiuto, Madeline. "Rooster Teeth Announces New Games Division Alongside Battlesloths 2025 the Great Pizza Wars". www.bleedingcool.com. Bleeding Cool. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Best Video Game Studio/Developer: Rooster Teeth". www.austinchronicle.com. The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  10. ^ TAKAHASHI, DEAN. "Video site Rooster Teeth launches its own game publishing business". venturebeat.com. Venture Beat. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  11. ^ Sinclair, Brendan. "David Eddings joins Rooster Teeth Games". gamesindustry.biz. Games Industry. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  12. ^ RWBY: Combat Ready - Kickstarter
  13. ^ http://games.roosterteeth.com/portfolio/super-rad-raygun/
  14. ^ http://games.roosterteeth.com/portfolio/battlesloths/
  15. ^ https://twitter.com/themeatly/status/958120794512650240/
  16. ^ Million Dollars, But... The Game - Rooster Teeth Store
  17. ^ RWBY: Combat Ready Official Website