Factsheet

Developer:
VectorStorm
Based in Melbourne, Australia

Founding date:
June 2015

Website:
vectorstorm.org

Press / Business contact:
trevor@vectorstorm.org

Social:
twitter.com/vectorstorm

Releases:
Mmorpg Tycoon 2

Address:
C/- LDB Accountants & Advisors
Level 1, 1-3 Albert Street
Blackburn VIC, 3130
Australia

Phone:
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Description

VectorStorm is an independent game studio based in Melbourne, Australia, and founded by a 17-year veteran of the games industry.

History

It all begin with a business card.

When Krome Studios bought the ailing Atari Melbourne House in 2006, Trevor Powell was one of the programmer employees who was transferred over to the new company. All seemed well until, months later, he was given new business cards; business cards which proclaimed him to be a "Lead Programmer". A position which no one had previously told him he had.

Feeling a need to better understand the whole game development stack, he began to spend his spare time creating a game engine, to force himself to learn about every part of game creation, instead of just his particular specialties of player and camera control. It was intentionally a modest game engine; it could only be used to create games with simple 2D vector graphics, and so was named "VectorStorm". It was a learning exercise, and nothing more.

Something more

After several years of creating games professionally, of developing the VectorStorm engine in his spare time, and of building a handful of small games which used that engine, Trevor created the original MMORPG Tycoon as an entry to a TIGSource game jam in 2008. It was obsessing over this one design that eventually led him, years later, to finally break free of traditional employment and to go independent, to take this game further, with the assistance of other talented artists and musicians.

Now VectorStorm isn't just an engine; it's a company. And it's working to expand upon the concept of that original MMORPG Tycoon game.

Projects


Videos

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Images

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Awards & Recognition


    Company Dev Blog
    Musings, progress, etc http://www.vectorstorm.org/.


    Team & Repeating Collaborator

    Trevor Powell
    Programmer, Designer


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