Last month VRFocus reported on indie developers Squanchtendo and Crows Crows Crows announcing a collaborative title for HTC Vive called Accounting. While a virtual reality (VR) title seemingly based on accounting doesn’t sound exciting Squanchtendo was co-founded by Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland, and today its been launched for free on Steam.
As you’d imagine, a VR videogame that’s come from the same mind behind the popular cartoon isn’t going to be some sort of accounting simulator. Players aren’t going to be subjected spread sheets, endless stacks of files and paper, and tax returns, instead Accounting is a surreal, expletive ridden journey that’s definitely aimed at an adult audience.
Accounting is a videogame that just like VR can only be understood by experiencing it with the studios simple stating in the Steam listing: “In early 2016, three highly qualified Accountants came together to see what potential economic savings and visualisations could be achieved with The HTC Vive. These Accountants were quickly and discreetly discarded to be replaced by award-winning game studio Crows Crows Crows and the newly announced VR studio Squanchtendo, to create the ultimate electronic number-crunching program.”
Squanchtendo and Crows Crows Crows have both been setup this year, with Roiland, teaming up with Tanya Watson who used to work for Epic Games, while Crows Crows Crows was formed by William Pugh the designer behind IGF Winning Game: The Stanley Parable, Dominik Johann, Jack de Quidt, and Sean O’Dowd.
VRFocus will continue to follow both studios, reporting back with any further VR news.