Factsheet

Developer:
Zanrai Interactive LLC
Based in Dallas, TX, USA

Founding date:
2010

Website:
zanrai.com

Press / Business Contact:
press@zanrai.com

Social:
twitter.com/zanrai_int
facebook.com/TeamZanrai

Releases:
Stardust Vanguards

Phone:
Available By Request

Description

Zanrai Interactive LLC (or Team Zanrai) is an independent game development studio in Dallas, Texas, USA founded by Jason Koohi in 2010. The company is an independent game development studio, but on occasion provides contract services for voice over, music, and visual media. Our goal is to produce innovative and compelling entertainment experiences focusing on fun design, brazen style, and sharp gameplay.

History

Early history

Zanrai Interactive was founded by Jason Koohi shortly after graduating from college. From 2012 to 2013 Jason used the company to provide contracting services for music, audio, and voice over for a number of commercial mobile game projects. In early 2014 Jason built a rough prototype of STARDUST VANGUARDS and in May 2014 Jason again approached Simon Inch with a proposition to start a new commercial project based off of his prototype. Over a coffee at Starbucks the two discussed how they could build the project into a cleaner more robust version. By mid-summer the game was publicly playable at the ScrewAttack Gaming Convention in Dallas. STARDUST VANGUARDS launched on PC and Linux on January 30th, 2015 on Steam and Humble. The PS4 console version released on year later on January 19th, 2016. The team is currently developing a new shoot 'em up title, WESTGUNNE.

Team Origin

Jason Koohi and Simon Inch originally met as students at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2009 when they both competed on the same team in a game development competition. Once Jason founded Zanrai Interactive in 2010, he approached Simon about a programming position for STARDUST VANGUARDS.

Projects


Videos

STARDUST VANGUARDS PS4 Trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Stardust Vanguards: SXSW Gamer's Voice Nominee" - SXSW 2015
  • "Stardust Vanguards: ESPORTS SELECTION" - Indiecade East 2015

Press Requests
If you would like to request a review copy or an interview please e-mail us your name and publication ( PRESS@ZANRAI.COM ). zanrai.com.

Development Blog
Follow our development blog to stay up to date http://www.zanrai.com/.

@zanrai_int
Twitter account posts made by Jason Koohi at twitter.com.

"Team Zanrai" Facebook Page
Follow Us on facebook.com.

Game Soundtracks Available via Bandcamp
The STARDUST VANGUARDS and HEAVEN VARIANT soundtracks are currently available at http://jasonkoohi.bandcamp.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborators

Jason Koohi
President, Director, Designer, Art, Visual FX, Music/Audio, Voiceover

Simon Inch
Programmer, Additional Design

Contact

Press Inquiries
press@zanrai.com

Twitter @zanrai_int
twitter.com/zanrai_int

Facebook
facebook.com/TeamZanrai

Development Blog
zanrai.com


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