Toronto-based virtual reality prodco Dark Slope Studios has hired four new staff members to support growth into linear TV and more interactive games.
The studio behind kid-skewing VR titles like Scarygirl Mission Maybee and Slugterra Slugslinger VR has tapped Dana Ware (pictured) to fill a new creative director role. She started in December and is overseeing VR and AR production and building out new location-based experiences.
Prior to joining Dark Slope, Ware served as creative director of Utah-based VR studio The Void, where she designed new properties. She also previously worked as a producer at Utah’s NEN Studios, where she created museum walkthrough experience Perspectives VR in partnership with Google Fiber and The Leonardo. Prior to that, Ware was a professor at the University of Utah, teaching courses in VR, AR and XR filmmaking.
Dark Slope has also recruited former Guru Studio production coordinator Alexandra Roberts as a production manager. While at Guru, Roberts worked on Abby Hatcher for Netflix.
On the tech side, Justin Catchcart has joined the company as motion tracking stage director and technical lead to oversee the development of its games, along with senior technical artist Gustavo Vitarelli, who will work on rigging, tool creation, map setup and lighting.
Dark Slope is preparing to announce new projects in the coming weeks, according to a company spokesperson.