Rooster Teeth Launches Video game Division

Rooster Teeth Launches Video game Division

Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC (the company behind RWBY and Red vs. Blue) officially announced that they are launching a game publishing division, Rooster Teeth Games.

The U.S-based company (more commonly known as Rooster Teeth) made the announcement on Jan. 25, 2017 via Twitter while also announcing the launch of their newest game, Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars.

In a press release, Rooster Teeth said that their new video game division would be focused on bridging the gap between independent game developers and the worldwide community of gamers. In other words-focusing on helping out indie-developers gain exposure through Rooster Teeth’s massive fan-base. Considering how Rooster Teeth has over 30-million YouTube subscribers and five-million visitors to their website; this is fantastic news.

“We invite the aspiring, stellar, creative indie developers around the world to contact Rooster Teeth Games and pitch their best content and games to us,” said Michael Hadwin, Director of Rooster Teeth Games in a press release. “We are eager to share access to the vast potential audiences within the Rooster Teeth community, and to publish and deliver new and exciting content to gamers worldwide, starting with Battlesloths.”

Rooster Teeth originally began in the early 2000’s as a drunk, game-review website called drunkgamers.com but the production company changed its name to Rooster Teeth because no one would give games or sponsor anything with the word “drunk” in the title. Their current name is based off an insult from their Red vs. Blue trailer. Since then, Rooster Teeth produced a number of live-action shorts, critically acclaimed animated shows and two video games (Rooster Teeth vs. Zombiens and RWBY: Grimm Eclipse). The company even has several other divisions (including their new game division), podcasts, their own community website with streaming of their shows, and their own convention, RTX. Rooster Teeth has companies in Austin, Texas, Flower Mound, Texas and Las Angeles, California.

“Rooster Teeth services the community of people who grew up on game consoles instead of cable boxes,” said Hadwin. “With Rooster Teeth Games, we will bring a wide array of engaging and entertaining video games on all platforms to this community, and in turn introduce the indie developer to this thriving demographic.”

RWBY: Grimm Eclipse Adds 2 New Levels, Price Change

RWBY: Grimm Eclipse Adds 2 New Levels, Price Change

Rooster Teeth Games is releasing a new content update to RWBY: Grimm Eclipse.

The update features 2 brand new levels in a new location, Forever Fall. The levels also contain a variety of new enemies. In addition, the game is getting a price increase, now going for $19.99 on Steam. Those who have already purchased the game will receive the update at no extra charge.

RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is based on the popular web-series RWBY, which follows a team of young women training to become Huntresses in a prestigious academy.

Monty Oum Passed Away at Age 33

Monty Oum Passed Away at Age 33

Popular web-based animator Monty Oum passed away Feb. 1 at age 33, after suffering a severe allergic reaction during a medical procedure that left him in a coma.

Working in animation since the early 2000s, Oum became well known for his work with Rooster Teeth productions, especially on the Red vs. Blue and RWBY series.

He won two awards for RWBY in 2014: A Streamy Award for Best Animated channel, show or series, and an International Academy of Web Television Award for Best Animated Series.

Oum fought bravely and was well cared for, never experiencing any pain in his time in the hospital, a statement released today on Rooster Teeth’s web site reads.

The love and support of Oum’s fans was strongly evident over the 10-day period he was in the hospital before passing. A statement was released Fri. Jan. 30 informing the public of Oum’s condition, which included a link to a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to raise money to help his family pay for medical costs.

The goal of $50,000 was reached in just one hour, and three days later the campaign has raised almost $186,000 and counting. The love and support for Oum and his family has been incredible, for sure.

Oum is survived by his wife Sheena, his father Mony, his brothers Woody, Sey, Chivy and Neat and his sisters Thea and Theary, as well as “a countless number of friends and fans.”

In the statement released today, the team at Rooster Teeth ask that instead of sending flowers or gifts, that you “do something creative.”

“Use your imagination to make the world a better place in any way that you can. If you know Monty like we do, then you know he would certainly be doing that if he were able to.”

To help support Oum’s family and friends, the GoFundMe campaign is still open for donations.