Company Factsheet

Developer:
Rose City Games
Based in Portland, OR USA

Founding date:
June 17, 2015

Website:
rosecitygames.com

Business contact:
corey@rosecitygames.com

Social:
twitter.com/rosecitygames
facebook.com/rosecitygames

Releases:
The World Next Door

Address:
2236 SE 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
 

 

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Description

Rose City Games is a full-service game studio partnering with innovative brands to create original, interactive experiences. Based out of Portland, OR, they specialize in the development of new and existing IPs to tell stories though games. Their mission is to make better games, by assembling teams of passionate developers for whom hard work, authenticity, and creativity are a top priority. Founded by indie game community organizers Will Lewis and Corey Warning in 2015, the studio has produced a game jam event for Cartoon Network, helped launch Headmaster for PlayStation VR, and activated the local development scene by organizing the Portland Indie Game Squad.

History

Early History

Founded by Will Lewis and Corey Warning in 2015, Rose City Games formed from its work on the Cartoon Network Game Jam. Working with the studio’s experience with Portland’s community and game jam culture, Rose City Games realized that collaborating with passionate local game developers was key to formally introducing themselves and others to the game industry at large.

Recent

After working with various projects in VR development, AR development, games marketing, and tabletop production, the studio’s deep knowledge of the games ecosystem and its talented creators prompted a partnership with VIZ Media. Rose City Games continues to work with VIZ Media to innovate in creative IP development, indie game publishing, and community management while also working in experimental VR and AR technology.

A game studio founded by community organizers, Rose City Games continues to focus on partnership- and relationship-building, culture, and process in its work. 

Awards & Recognition

“In Feb 2016, we partnered with Rose City Games to execute a Cartoon Network sponsored game jam in Portland. The event was flawlessly executed from top to bottom. It’s no surprise that Will and Corey command respect and trust with the Portland gaming community, and we could not have succeeded without them. Looking forward to working with them again!” — Ryan Harwell, Director of Digital Development, Cartoon Network

”We’re excited to be able to bring an entirely new offering to our audience. VIZ Media has always been fan-first, and the team at Rose City is the perfect fit for developing games that our audience will love.” — Brad Woods, Chief Marketing Officer, VIZ Media

Selected Articles

PC Gamer
"Manga Publisher VIZ Media Announces Indie Program and First Original Game"

GamesIndustry.biz
"Viz Media Turns Games Publisher with Three-game Indie Partnership"

Polygon.com
"Viz Media Enters Games Publishing with an Anime-inspired Debut"

The Oregonian
"Rose City Games Just Signed a Major Deal and Announced Its First Original Title"

VentureBeat.com
"Viz Media Adds Indies to Its Manga Empire with Publishing Deal with Rose City Games"

Additional Links

Will Lewis on Twitter - @gamewillpdx

Corey Warning on Twitter - @coreywarning
 

 
 

Team & Repeating Collaborators

Will Lewis
Director, Co-founder

Corey Warning
Director, Co-founder

Sandra Lanz
Bussiness Development

Contact

Press Inquiries
sandra@rosecitygames.com

Twitter
twitter.com/rosecitygames

Facebook
facebook.com/rosecitygames

Web
rosecitygames.com