We're A Creative Agency
Best of Reno Awards for Gaming & Entertainment
2014-2021 | Best of Reno for 7 consecutive years!
Startup of the year
NCET CEO/Tech Startup of the Year
A little Bit About Us
Zero8 was founded by industry professionals that have done work with some of the largest more reputable companies in the world. Our team members span a skillset from Conceptual Design and 3D Technical Rendering to Engineering and production management. Some of them have worked it the industry for over 30 years in various creative design roles and it shows in our work. At Zero8 we pride ourselves in amazing customer service and work closely with your business to give you the end results that yield the best results for you.
Graphic Design / UX
Zero8 is an exceptional group of gaming technologists that have strategically developed an un-paralleled social and promotional gaming platform; creating an individual property brand based game solutions that will allow Casino and Resort properties to gain instant revenue and exposure to the mass market, including millennials. Their stunning reputation working with other high profile properties makes me personally very excited to be working with this exceptional team.Bob CashellFormer Mayor of Reno
"The innovative game concept that Zero8 Studios crafted far surpassed our expectations. When they initially pitched Worlds of the Eldorado, we were collectively elated to get the project started. The final result has been nothing short of perfection. The team has worked in tandem with our visual, audio, engineering, and marketing teams, seamlessly. Their new promotional platform has become the centerpiece to our property."Peggy SelveyExecutive Director of Casino Marketing / Eldorado Casino & Resorts
“Zero8 Studios continues to impress by bringing high-quality innovative game promotions to our casino. They work closely with our marketing and development teams to introduce fun, engaging concepts that keep our players coming back for more. Their vast experience in game development and superior quality make them the perfect combination of talents for all of our promotional needs.”Rodney TurlanDirector of Entertainment Silver Legacy Resort / Casino
“Our experience working with the teams at Zero8 Studios have been nothing short of incredible. Their expertise in the gaming space has proven invaluable and have exceeded our expectations in quality and production speed for our mobile casino. They require little to no assistance and were our #1 choice out of 8 different studios.”Duncan BartonCreative Director / Rocket Games, Inc.
“Dazzling juries with understandable and dramatic 3D graphics depicting lifelike situations relevant to argument at trial is a far cry from the old days of yawning PowerPoint trial presentations. The guys at Zero8 are at the top of their class in creating graphics that impress juries at trial. I have recently investigated two major homicide cases here in Reno, in which Theresa Ristenpart, of Ristenpart Law, utilized Zero8 to help her create a dramatic presentation before the jury…the jury was impressed, they “got it”, and we won!! Not saying that the graphics won the case, but they made an obvious impact on the jury. Tom and Ryan were accessible, willing, able, and determined to meet our needs down to the finest nuances of our requests…and they did. Their product and customer service is outstanding.”April HigueraADH Investigation / Owner & Principal Agent
“Jurors today expect a lot during a trial. No longer will some flip charts and some 2-D stock graphics suffice. Zero8 Studios helps me win cases by assisting me in showing the juror scenarios and forensics. For example, I had a complex self-defense case (State of Nevada v. Wayne Burgarello) where I needed to show how the body was positioned. The team at Zero8 met with us numerous times as my investigator posed on the floor in order to tweak little aspects of the 3D picture. The result was a beautiful and highly effective 3D rendering illustrating key points in the defense, resulting in an acquittal. Their work ethic is phenomenal and their team is dedicated to perfecting their product. I highly recommend Zero8 to other attorneys for trial graphics.”Theresa Ristenpart, Esq.Ristenpart Law / Criminal Defense and International Law
“We approached Zero8 because we had a difficult graphic design requiring not only creative design experience, but 3D skills as well. By taking a one-dimensional flat art that was previously used for duratrans, Zero8 was able to create a completely revolutionized graphic. The challenge was that the graphic needed both a three-dimensional graphic detailing a floor plan and a significant amount of text all compressed into a 1080 pixel wide by 1920 pixel high image. After several iterations of layouts and colors, the result graphic (a mall directory) was then approved by the customer and deployed to a major mall in the US. One thing we really liked was Zero8’s abilities and talent with not only the graphic presentation, but the 3D modeling as well. We found the experience to be superior, as their will to “get it right” and work with last minutes changes shows that they go above and beyond. We would recommend Zero8 to anyone needing professional 3d design.”Mike PristowGeneral Manager / Vision Control Associates
Meet the founders of Zero8.
Ryan Cullins and Jim Crabtree founded Zero8 in 2014 for the sole purpose of bringing our experience of the video games space to casinos. Now, Zero8 has expanded its reach to dozens of industries all over the world working in markets such as Visualization, 3D Animation, and Interactive Media.
Ryan develops corporate strategies, maintains corporate direction, assists with market research, oversees product designs, handles sales efforts, marketing, HR, client relations, technical design & production management. Executed numerous multi-million dollar software platforms within the gaming industry as well-cultivated relationships with high profile clientele. Earning him the NCET technology award for CEO of the year in 2016, increasing revenue year to year and attracting clientele such as the UBER, Sharp Electronics, GREE International, Eldorado Resorts, Silver Legacy Casino, Rocket Games and many more.
Starting my career in pen and paper tabletop games (Dungeons & Dragons, TSR; another) and print magazines I later expanded my work to the game and entertainment industries as art director, concept artist and 3d artist; creating character design, pitches, and assets for video games, mobile games, casino floor games and social casino games. I am passionate about solving problems, visual ideation, and working closely with internal and external teams to build functional solutions, and efficient pipelines.
Over two decades building games, platforms, and interactive digital content.
2021 – Various 3D Content development for Console Games
2021 – Demonstrative Evidence Rendering for Court trials
2021 – Golf the High Sierra Hospitality platform
2021 – ZoomedOUT™ Game & Hospitality platform (iOS & Android)
2020 – ZoomedOUT™ Game & Hospitality platform
2019 – 3D Wheel Spin Platform
2018 – SpinRUSH™ Games(WebGL version + new games)
2017 – SpinRUSH™ Games(iOS and Android) 12 New games released
2017 – Simulation Technology Platform
2016 – SpinRUSH™ Games(iOS and Android) 10 New games released
2015 – Pro Football Challenge (Resort /Bar Promotional App)
2015 – Kijini App (Mobile)
2015 – Robotic Simulations (PC)
2015 – 10 new slot games (Mobile)
2015 – Undisclosed title (PC, Mobile)
2014 – Interactive Simulation (PC)
2014 – LongHorn Slots, Eagle Slots, Elk Slots, and more!
Traditional Game Contributions: (Team Experience)
2013 – SlotALot Casino HD (iOS/Android)
2012 – Brave Arms (FB)
2010 -The Dating Game (FB)
2010 – Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum (Wii)
2009 – Bloodline: The Alexa Holmes Chronicles (iOS)
2009 – The Deep (iOS)
2009 – Zombeat (iOS)
2009 – Skate or Die (iOS)
2008 – Airborne Rangers (X360/PS3/PC)
2008 – SWAT: Target Liberty (PSP)
2007 – Lockdown (PC)
2006 – Stacked with Daniel Negreanu (PSP)
2004 – Combat Elite: WW2 Paratroopers (PS2)
2016 – Worlds of the Eldorado
2015 – Silver Legacy’s “Legacy Video Lotto 2” (Casino Promotion)
2015 – Silver Legacy’s “Big Buck Bonus” (Casino Promotion)
2014 – Silver Legacy’s “Legacy Video Lotto Holiday” (Casino Promotion)
2014 – Silver Legacy’s “Legacy Video Lotto” (Casino Promotion)
2014 – Silver Legacy’s “Legacy Video Bingo” (Casino Promotion)
2014 – Silver Legacy’s “One Million Dollar Game Changer” (Casino Promotion)
Casino Game Contributions: (Team Experience)
2013 – Bingo (iOS/Android/PC)
2013 – Unannounced Slot Machine (Casino Slots) Release:2015
2013 – Fish Fortune (Casino Prototype)
2013 – Outlaw Poker (Casino Prototype)
2013 – Unannounced Slot Machine (Casino Slot) Release:2015
2012 – x4 Bonus Games (Flash)
2012 – My Dear Aunt Sally (Web)
2012 – Unannounced Slot Machine (Casino Slots)
2012 – Unannounced Slot Machine (Casino Slots)
2012 – OffRoad (Casino Prototype – Unity)
2012 – Crazy Caddy (Casino Prototype – Unity)