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Two Owlchemy Labs bosses are leaving to co-found a new venture

VR studio CEO and studio director depart for projects unknown

Two Owlchemy Labs bosses are leaving to co-found a new venture

Two prominent members of Job Simulator creator Owlchemy Labs are leaving to start on new projects.

Co-founder and CEO Alex Schwartz and studio director Cy Wise will be taking vacation time, before starting an unannounced company together. Schwartz announced the departure in a Medium post, while reflecting on his eight years at the studio.

"For me, creating a company that was building innovative products while sustaining itself over the long term was always the goal," Schwartz said. "Taking a leap to try to make something out of nothing engages me, inspires me, and invigorates me, occasionally to the point that it takes over my life, but I wouldn't have it any other way.”

"Much like the leaps I took to get Owlchemy off the ground, I'm returning to this area of uncertainty and uncharted grounds to build something new."

Owlchemy CTO Devin Reimer will replace Schwartz as CEO going forwards, with his position going to current project manager Andrew Eiche. Digital media strategist Autumn Taylor will replace Wise as studio director.

Owlchemy are best known for VR titles Job Simulator, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, and the upcoming Vacation Simulator. In 2017, the studio was acquired by Google.


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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