Factsheet

Developer
Studio Fire

Founded
September 1, 2017

Website
www.studiofiregames.com

Press/Business Contact
iamtrynn@gmail.com

Social Media
Twitter: @iamTrynn & @studiofiregames
Instagram: @iamTrynn

Projects
Unboxed (Beta) - Virtual Reality
You Busy? (Alpha) - PC Local Multiplayer

Location
Chicago, IL

Overview

Studio Fire is a Chicago based independent development studio founded by Trynn. Though the "Trynn" moniker was formally established in 2017, Trynn has been developing games with various teams since 2012. In September of 2017, Trynn formally established Studio Fire with a coworker from DePaul University, Christopher Sosa. Together the two aim to push the medium of games in new and exciting ways.

Message from Trynn  
"To me, games are an art form to the highest extreme. I believe art can move, educate, and inspire people. I believe games can both be immensely enjoyable but also hold an important message. I believe games are the future to embracing and understanding the human condition. This is why I aim to create art that allows you to embrace life, experience flow, and everything in between."

 

History

Trynn as a designer began with an undergraduate degree from DePaul University in Game Development. From here, Trynn moved into the corporate world working as an IT Project Manager for a financial firm in Chicago. Though managing projects was excellent experience, it also was immensely time consuming and took away from the time that could have been spent taking her personal game projects to the next level. In 2017, Trynn was invited to join DePaul University's MFA in Game Design program which is when she decided to go back to school to hone her craft further and pursue her dreams.

In August of 2017, Trynn left the project management job and began the graduate program at DePaul (currently working as the Game Design tutor for the undergraduate track). Within the first month, Trynn dived in to her first project that even during early stages was already well received. This is mostly due to the accessible nature of a game on a typically not-so-accessible platform (Virtual Reality). When the project began to gain some traction, Trynn connected with other developers from the DePaul programs who voiced their interest in joining in on the development of Unboxed. The rest is history to be made. 

 

Projects

Unboxed (VR) was the first publicly available project by Studio Fire. The game is still in development but the Beta is available for download from the Studio Fire website. Production is expected to release summer of 2018.

You Busy is another slightly smaller game by Studio Fire. This is a local multiplayer party game modeled after corporate structure. The game was designed to be a fun, fast paced, collaborative game that people who have experienced any kind of corporate/administrative structure in their life can enjoy and understand the system behind it. You Busy is currently in Alpha and is not currently being developed as other projects have taken priority.

All of Studio Fire's games are designed to be accessible and open to parties of all ages and gaming experiences. We limit all our control schemes to one or two buttons and let the system behind the games do all the heavy lifting to create an enjoyable experience for any user.

Logo

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Team & Collaborators

The following is a list of Studio Fire's team members and collaborators. For each collaborator I list the projects they contributed on and their respective teams on the project. We are also super excited to welcome three new team members summer of 2018!

--------Team Members-------

Trynn
Production, Design, Art, Programming, Technical Art
- Studio Fire Team -

Christopher Sosa
Programming, Optimization
- Studio Fire Team -

--------Collaborators-------

James Niemiec
Marketing & Visual Effects
- Unboxed -

Eddie Yanez
Visual Effects
- Unboxed -

Paul Sullivan
Art & Graphic Design
- Branding & To Be Announced Project... -


Location

Studio Fire is currently based in Chicago, IL. The studio does not officially have office space so most of the work is completed out of DePaul University in the Chicago loop. 

 

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