Rooster Teeth Productions is a production group from Austin, Texas that specializes in various forms of web-based entertainment, such as 2D and 3D animation, live action shorts, and machinima (films created using real-time, interactive engines from computer and video games). Originally, the group ran a website called drunkgamers.com, a reviewing site in which Burnie Burns, Gus Sorola, and Geoff Ramsey reviewed video games while drunk in order to try to get games from video game developers. Burnie Burns also created voice-over-enhanced gameplay videos of Bungie Studios' popular first-person shooter video game Halo: Combat Evolved. Eventually, these videos led to the creation of Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles, an award-winning comic science fiction series that premiered on April 1, 2003 and ended on June 28, 2007, with the release of episode 100. Red vs. Blue gained a huge fan base and continues to be the main focus of Rooster Teeth's work. Rooster Teeth eventually branched out to other production formats, such as the gaming content of Achievement Hunter, live-action Rooster Teeth Shorts and the feature film Lazer Team, and animated series such as RWBY, which became RT's biggest mainstream success. For more in formation you can visit there web site roosterteeth.com
While attending the University of Texas at Austin, Burnie Burns and Matt Hullum collaborated with actor Joel Heyman on a 1997 independent film called The Schedule. The film helped Hullum and Heyman to find work in Los Angeles, California, but otherwise had limited success. Working for a local company named Telenetwork, Burns later met Geoff Ramsey and Gustavo Sorola, and the three formed drunkgamers.com, a website where the three reviewed various video games while drunk. According to Ramsey, the group tried to receive free games to review, but "incurred the wrath" of several game developers in doing so. One of the non-gameplay videos that the drunkgamers crew created during this time was a live-action parody of the Apple Switch ad campaign. This video featured Sorola as the main actor, used Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" as background music, and focused on the lack of games available for the Apple Macintosh computer.