We're based in the Seattle-area. A tech hub in it's own right, we're nestled among some of the premiere game studios, developers, and creative bad-asses in the world. We're a small company but we happen to believe size only matters when you're talking about dreams. When we aren't working, we're thinking about work. But, then again we don't really see what we do as work!
Making something from nothing demands blood, sweat, tears, magic, and miracles. Creating something that didn't exist before is what we do. We kneel at the altar of imagination, preach the gospel of digital manifestation and we can't wait to bring our little revival tent to you.
A crew of legends and upstarts
A crew of legends and upstarts
A 20+ year veteran of AAA games and co-creator of the Halo universe, Marcus founded V1 Interactive - a studio filled with passionate and talented developers dedicated to making great high quality games. When not making games, Marcus can be found hiking through the mountains or motorcycling off into the horizon.
A 20+ year veteran of AAA games, Mike held a number of studio leadership positions at Zipper Interactive, best known as the creators of the “SOCOM US Navy Seals” franchise. Mike is an avid cyclist and family man.
A 17-year veteran of AAA games, Raj has been creating amazing art for games like Halo, Destiny, Ratchet, Resistance, and Oddworld. From vehicles, to characters, to environments, Raj tackles it all with an enthusiasm that lights up our studio.
A thoughtful and creative narrative designer with 20+ years experience solving problems visually in print, films and games. In front of the camera or behind it, using real or virtual tools, Lee is passionate about story and applying his experience to help deliver it to the audience in the most compelling way possible.
A DigiPen alumnus who graduated summa cum laude. While winning multiple student awards with his collegiate game-team over multiple projects he also managed to hold down a band, a gaming-centric podcast, and raise a pair of pugs.
With 10+ years in the game industry, Lianne has worked on projects ranging from The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim to inFamous: Second Son. Her favorite parts of animation in games are the collaborative and technical aspects that always present interesting and fulfilling challenges. When not animating you can find her drawing, biking, snowboarding, or exploring the PNW with her husband and dog.
Environment Art Lead
With over a decade of experience on AAA titles and prior work in multimedia, animation, and architecture, Matt honed his passion for world building as a proven environment artist building the Halo and Destiny universes. Matt can be found with his family, spending time outdoors, indulging his MOBA habits, researching new tech, and ever slowly but surely working on his sci-fi novels.
A natural at building up teams and maintaining high morale, organization, and efficiency. Rachel honed these skills working in higher education, specializing in professional communication and networking in the game industry. Often doing yoga at her desk, she also waxes poetic about the gazillion hours she's put into Stardew Valley, or about her rescue border collie/lab obsession.
3D Art / Tech Lead
An 18+ year veteran, Scott has lived and breathed character design, development, and technology for AAA games. He has shipped everything from fantasy MMO’s to survival horror to the epic first person shooters of Halo and Destiny. When not staring at a computer screen you can find him hugging wild animals or exploring the remote places of the Pacific Northwest.
CJ has been working in game design for 15+ years. Starting at Zipper Interactive, he worked on various 3rd and 1st person shooters before heading to Disney to work on F2P RPGs. He's a family man who enjoys Legos, burritos, beer, and of course, gaming in his spare time. Conversely, he does NOT enjoy heights or spiders. Especially spiders.
A zealot for collaboration, Joe strives to facilitate the talents of the creative folks around him. If he's not spending time with his family, he's hosting a podcast or playing games. Kansan by birth, New Yorker by default, and Washingtonian by choice.
An Air Force veteran and Green Bay Packers fan, he entered into game development after moving to the Seattle area where he attended the DigiPen Institute of Technology and graduated with honors. When he's not upgrading his skills for his EVE: Online character, he's thinking about ice cream or cheese.
3D Environment Lead
After 15+ years of AAA game creation, 9 of them spent creating Bungie titles like Halo and Destiny, Blake finds himself here at V1. It's not entirely known what exactly he does here. Some say he is sharpening his online shopping skills. Others say he's trying to organize a full-contact Cornhole league. No one can be quite sure, but he seems to be enjoying himself.
A graduate of DigiPen with a passion for game development and tools. A short stint at Microsoft encouraged him to revisit his game developer roots. If he's not programming or prototyping you're guaranteed to find him playing DotA or Counter-Strike.
Technical Art Lead
Micah has been in game development for the past 6 years, helping ship Guild Wars 2, Destiny and Destiny 2. He explores the grey areas between art and game engine technology, working on tools to get artists across that gap with minimal trouble. In his free time you can find him out exploring the PNW, cooking, or at home working on his own art.
A DigiPen alum, with a tumultuous background as a 3D artist, graphic designer, teacher, and IT guy. He has worked as a game designer at Disney on F2P Marvel games, and various contract projects. Keith loves games in all forms, learning about other cultures (especially through food), and reading. A lot.
A 10+ year industry vet, Jack has worked on a variety of indie titles as a composer and sound designer. Jack also makes mostly-listenable music as ORA HEAVY INDUSTRY. When he isn't making game audio or engaging with the audio community online via DesigningSound.org; Jack is typically spending time with his fianceé and cats.