Owlchemy Labs co-founder and former CEO Alex Schwartz is departing the company he started. The departure comes around a year after selling the company to Google.
Owlchemy Labs is the company behind Job Simulator, Rick & Morty and the upcoming Vacation Simulator. The new CEO, Devin Reimer, spent hundreds of hours as the head of technology at the company building core systems to produce seemingly simple features like a cup of coffee that behaved like the real world. That core work in simulating various aspects of reality while resizing elements to various play spaces and player heights, combined with the launch of chart-topping VR games, is likely the reason Google acquired the company.
Schwartz is departing the company alongside Studio Director Cy Wise. In an announcement post, Schwartz said he’s excited to be starting a new company but traveling and taking some time off first. I reached out to Schwartz and Wise to see if their new venture is VR-related but they both declined to say more just yet.