Oh man! It’s been nearly two months since I’ve made a post, and though that makes it look like we’re not doing anything… it couldn’t be further from the truth!
I’m excited to finally announce the establishment of our first office facility, located in Alpharetta, Georgia, just a few miles north of Atlanta. This is a huge opportunity for Soverance Studios, as we’ve never had an office to work out of before. As I’ve been the sole proprietor of Soverance Studios since it’s founding, I’ve always simply run the business out of my home. I’m excited to say that both of those details no longer apply!
Along with our new office, I am extremely pleased to announce that Jacob Corle has signed on to help me achieve my vision of what Soverance Studios can bring to virtual reality. A graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta, Jacob’s passion for gaming and technology, along with his skill in game programming, make him a formidable addition to start the Soverance team with.
Our new place is 550 square feet of industrial zoned warehouse space, provided to us by Unique Sports Products. In exchange for my services with network administration and Epicor ERP implementation, the good folks at Unique are allowing us to use this space free of charge. That’s right, we don’t have to pay a dime for our rent or utilities! We definitely got lucky there.
It’s a great, symbiotic relationship we have with Unique Sports. We provide them with solid and secure network infrastructure and maintenance for the entire building, including the deployment and management of their ERP solutions, as well as 24 hour support. In exchange, we’re provided with the time and the facility to build our own products, without the pressure of having to seek funding. In addition, I believe we’ll be able to integrate our technology into their product line, creating all new sports simulators for virtual reality. Unique has 40 years worth of experience in the industry, and has some major brand power that we’d be able to leverage with our new approaches to virtual reality content. Not to mention they’ve already got the channels to sell such a product to nearly all of the largest sporting goods retailers on the planet.
Now that we’ve got ourselves settled into the office and begun getting into our groove, we’ve also had the time to team up with some local Atlanta indie talent and get recording a brand new podcast, #IndieDEV (pronounced “hashtag indie dev”). Brainchild of Ron Jones, the podcast is still in it’s infancy, only two episodes in, but they’ve both been a real joy to be a part of and I’m glad we had the opportunity to host both of them at our new facility. We had some excellent conversations about being an indie in the local Atlanta game dev scene, and got to chat a bit about some really cool games with really cool people. You can check out our latest episode below. We’re hoping to make this a more regular thing, so check back often!
I’m super excited about what’s to come for Soverance Studios. I hope you are as well! If you’d like to keep up with what we’re doing, we’d love to have you subscribe to our newsletter! You can always follow me on Twitter @Soverance, as well. ‘Til next time!