- Soma SoftWorks
Soma SoftWorks(www.somasoftworks.com) and Soma Games(www.somagames.com) are two sides of the same coin. Our video game company came to the main stage at Lion’s Den Birmingham in 2015 where we famously tangled with Chuck Welden and found some backing as well. Seven years later we’re showcasing a new line of business in virtual production.
We've been building bespoke technology and artistic solutions for our clients and colleagues since 2000 including hundreds of websites, mobile apps, and custom software solutions for discerning clients such as Intel, MGM, Four Seasons, and more. Soma SoftWorks is also a sister company to Soma Games, a veteran and prolific game development company operating since 2008.
We're ecstatic to bring the worlds of video game development and media services together in the new and exciting world of virtual production.
Chris SkaggsFounder, COO, CTO and Co-owner of Soma SoftWorks and Soma Games, LLC, is the chief creative and technical officer at Soma SoftWorks, a Portland, OR based virtual production services studio and developer of PC, Console, and mobile video games since 2005. Chris began his work in high tech while serving in the US Navy with VAW-114 and continued through trade school and graduation from George Fox University with honors. His long history of blending the creative arts with technology has lead hm to create and produce a huge variety of cultural artifacts including graphic novels, music videos, songwriting, short stories and, of course, over 200 video games and apps deployed on most every platform available including Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, Alexa, and Oculus Rift. In addition to being a prolific creator Chris' technical innovation spans decades and was recognized by Intel as a Blackbelt Innovator in 2001, their highest award in the field. When he's not blending art and science Chris speaks and writes in places like GDC, SeriousPlay, GDC Next, IDF, Lion's Den, Casual Connect and many more.
Mr. Rande BruhnMr. Bruhn is a Certified Public Accountant (Oregon), holds a Masters degree (with academic honors) in Business Administration from the University of Portland (a Holy Cross affiliate of Notre Dame University) in addition to other professional certifications, and obtained a Bachelors degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Oregon’s Charles H. Lundquist College of Business. Following early career assignments in resource development, heavy truck manufacturing, and public accounting with Arthur Andersen, LLP (the largest accounting and consulting firm in the world at the time), Mr. Bruhn has spent the last 30+ years of his career primarily focused as an entrepreneur and investor in the entertainment and technology arena as well as with diverse companies in both commercial and military venues, in video game and other entertainment product development, in Aerospace, Software, Integrated Circuit and Laser Control design, and other related manufacturing fields. He has served in management and as an owner for both early and later stage enterprises, as well as in turn-around situations, for small companies as well as companies with annual revenues in excess of $100 million. Mr. Bruhn also has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Mr. Bruhn has also been engaged in numerous community and philanthropic activities over many years.
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