Factsheet

Developer:
VirWare
Based in New York

Founding date:
2011

Website:
virware.com/WP1

Press / Business contact:
jason.khabra@virware.com

Social:
twitter.com/virware
facebook.com/VirWare

Releases:
Crystal Rescue

Phone:
+1 (916) 607-0119

Description

VirWare is an independent game studio made up of Jason Khabra and James Tarquinio, dedicated to bringing good game design principles to mobile, rather than building simple addiction loops.

History

History

VirWare was started with an idea late December of 2011 and has grown gradually over time. Initially the goal was to create a mobile game as a project to learn about game development and game publishing with friends. The following year would yield the company’s name and an unpolished product that would eventually come to be known as Crystal Rescue. The inspiration for Crystal Rescue was to create a game we as console and pc gamers would want to play. The original prototype was rough and lacking of all its current polish and depth. But even playing this build we found the game mechanics alone still fun and engaging, and that inspired us to continue digging. All game development and design came from the small team and large amounts of time and effort, but ultimately the polish envisioned was cultivated from artistic contributions over a period of years. We showed the game at MIGS 2016 and got a lot of valuable feedback. We took the next couple months to polish the game and work out all the kinks. We soft launched the game March 10th 2016 at PAX East.

Projects


Videos

Crystal Rescue Trailer YouTube, .mp4


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (4MB)
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WorldSelect.png
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There are far more images available for VirWare, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (388KB)
logo
logo

Jason Khabra on Twitter
Personal twitter for Jason Khabra (@Jason_Khabra) at twitter.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Jason Khabra
Lead Designer, VirWare

James Tarquinio
Designer, VirWare

Tanya Kozak
Artist, Freelancer

Jaime Espinar
Artist, Freelancer

Daniel Sills
Cinematic Artist, Freelancer

Leon Riskin
Music, Freelancer


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