Category: Vykarian

  • Looking Glass Vet Joins Vyk Games

    A big welcome to another foreigner in the big crazy pond that is China: Looking Glass Vet Joins Vyk Games | Edge Online Tom Sperry, former director at revered (and now defunct) Thief developer Looking Glass Studios, has joined Shanghai, China-based outsourcing firm Vyk Games, the company said Wednesday. — We used Vyk to build […]

  • Interesting Take on Digital Download

    In this thought-provoking opinion piece, industry commentator Matt Matthews suggests that artificial scarcity of digital games – only making them available for limited times – could be a way to get the public excited about games. Check it out here.

  • Vykarian + Spicy Horse Team

    Whew! That’s a lot of people. The Shanghai Vykarian/Spicy team has grown to over 120 people since the start of the year. If you’re looking for a great photographer in Shanghai, be sure to check out Primo’s website or email him at primoyuan [at] – He took some great pictures of our office and […]

  • Outsourcing in the Warzone

    My business partner and friend Xin Chung was recently interviewed for an feature article over at China Economic Review. He talks about his company Vykarian and its place in the China outsource scene. Spicy Horse is using Vykarian to build all art assets for the Grimm project. It’s an interesting setup since we’re all in […]

  • Poke, Poke, Prod

    Welcome to Shanghai, now bend over. Yesterday we went to the doctor. But it was more like an assembly line of poking and prodding. A model of Chinese scale and efficiency. The goal: To be certified as healthy, happy, and sane before acquiring our China live/work visas. At the beginning things were pretty standard for […]

  • Call for Sponsors

    My Shanghai-based game development studio and our sister game art-outsourcing company (Vykarian – are running a video game art contest in China to spotlight the best and brightest game art talent in the country. We are working in partnership with a China’s most prominent gamer/IT magazine, “PopSoft” ( In addition to their huge online […]