Based in Toronto, Canada
17th January 2017
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Rocket Adrift is a Toronto-based indie game studio made up of game designers Sloane Smith, Lindsay Rollins and Titus McNally.
Our Mission as a developer is to tell personal narratives that highlight the perspectives of LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC experiences while also showcasing an outsider lens to Canadian culture.
We aim to emotionally enrich underrepresented players through gameplay and storytelling, and endear others to the struggles of our diverse characters with humor and unflinching honesty.
By 2025 the studio will be contributing to the conversation of diversifying perspectives in the industry through it's projects as well as provide fulfilling positions for BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ at our studio. We are also the hosts of the Cyberpunk actual play podcast Dark Future Dice, available on Spotify, Apple or wherever you get your podcasts.
Rocket Adrift started as a podcast and animation channel first, where we produced weekly animated shorts as well as conversational-styled podcast episodes. By 2018, we pivoted to game development, with the idea to produce Raptor Boyfriend: A High School Romance as a visual novel rather than an animated series. In 2019 Rocket Adrift participated in NanoRen0, an annual Itch.io game jam featured around producing a visual novel within the month of March. From this jam, Order A Pizza: A Visual Novel was born. By July 15th 2021, the team released Raptor Boyfriend: A High School Romance on Steam and Itch.io. It has received many positive reviews as well as garnered press from the likes of Polygon, Wired and Techraptor. The console release for Raptor Boyfriend is set for December 14th, 2022! Finally, we began development on Psychroma in 2021, during which the announcement garnered press from IGN, Rock, Paper, Shotgun and more. Psychroma has released a free demo during the Steam Next Fest 2022. The psychological horror game is set to release fall 2023.
Awards & Recognition
Marketing Lead/PR, Character Artist, Designer, Writer
Writer, Designer, Audio Composer
Writer, Designer, Lead Programmer
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