Virtro Founders Interviewed in Cats & VR
Lee and Jordan Brighton are the female founding duo behind Virtro Entertainment. An Australian couple with 2 kids, they’ve travelled to 35 countries, developed a love of VR while discovering North America in their RV, and have just announced the studio’s first VR title “Run Dorothy Run” – the world’s first endless runner rhythm game through Oz. We had a chance to talk to them about Run Dorothy Run launching on PSVR soon.
1. What is the history and backgrounds of the team?
Jordan. It may not be “cool,” but we like to refer to ourselves as an indie game company with an enterprise attitude. We’re proud of our systemized approach to leveraging new technologies. We built one of the first content management systems in Australia; we were also one of the early application service providers (before it was known as SaaS), and we’re again bringing a platform or “engine” approach to how we build games. We also ran an animation and television production business and travelled extensively before landing in Vancouver, Canada. Somehow, our technical background – combined with our love of storytelling – led us to VR. We’re building a wonderful team; our first hire was a user experience guru; we’ve got QA from an AAA gaming company, and scriptwriters and designers… and like most companies tackling VR, we’re developing our skillsets in VR as we develop the game.
To check out the full interview, go to Cats and VR