About Me

So, what's my deal?

I’m the founder of absurd:joy. Check it out here!

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Previously Founder, CEO and Janitor of VR studio Owlchemy Labs, creators of the triple-platform launch title Job Simulator (HTC Vive, Oculus Touch, and PlayStation VR) as well as Rick and Morty VR. Grew Owlchemy from 1-person to 23-person team over 7 years and led the Google acquisition in 2017.

Bragging

Forbes 30 Under 30 Games 2017

XRDC (previously named VRDC) Advisory Board 2018-2018

BAFTA Games Awards Jury 2017-2018

SXSW VR Jury 2017

Founder, VR Austin

Founder, Boston Unity Group

Long-form bragging

I'm passionate about knowledge sharing and have had the opportunity to keynote conferences around the world evangelizing VR and sharing lessons learned. Speaker at DICE, GDC, PAX, Unite, Oculus Connect, Steam Dev Days, and many more.

In my 'spare' time I advise VRDC/XRDC, DICE Awards, BAFTA Game Awards and SXSW VR, as well as co-founding various developer community groups including VR Austin and Boston Unity Group.

I wear many hats (design, biz-dev, code, janitorial services). I started as a AAA Technical Artist but transitioned to design, production, partner management, and running / building companies. Problem solving is my greatest strength, as well as smoking meats and juggling. 

Read more about the gory details of my work history at https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexschwartz/

I’m based in Boston (Cambridge, MA to be exact!) and I have one of those Medium blogs with only one post on it.