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Meet Our Team

The Founders of Dinosaur Games have over 25 years of combined experience in the video game industry, along with over 30 years of experience in business management. This experienced and dynamic team includes:

Jesse Sosa

Jesse SosaJesse is a 14-year veteran of the video game industry, having gotten his start as a Character Artist with Mumbo Jumbo, based in Dallas, Texas. During his tenure in the industry, Jesse has worked for such distinguished gaming firms as: Terminal Reality, KingsIsle Entertainment, and most recently, Samsung. His responsibilities at these various firms have ranged from Character Artist to Senior Artist to Art Director. Over his 14 years in the industry, he has worked on more than 15 games, including: Aeon Flux; Blood Rayne 2; Demonik; Eternal Death Slayer; Ghost Busters, the Video Game; King of Fighters; Legend of Black Kat; Star Wars Kinect and Wizard 101. Some of his most significant accomplishments include:

  • •He was recognized by Spike TV Video Game Awards with a victory in 2004 for Cyber Vixen of the Year, and in 2005, with a nomination for Cyber Vixen of the year.
  • •In 2012, he won the Polycount Mutant League Character Contest.
  • •In 2013, he won the American Favorite Locomotion Item for PlayStation Home.

Travis Tharrett

Travis TharrettTravis is a 12-year veteran of the video game industry, having gotten his start as a Character Animator with Terminal Reality, based in Dallas, Texas. Travis received his Associate’s Degree from the Art Institute of Dallas in 1999, where he studied character modeling and animation. During his tenure at Terminal Reality, he was instrumental in building the company’s character animation technical team and was responsible for guiding the company’s animation team as it relates to the proper delivery of artist animations into the game engine. During his tenure at Terminal Reality, Travis was also responsible for building rigs and designing character skins. In 2010, he was promoted to Senior Animator. Over his 12 years in the industry, he has worked on more than a dozen games, including: Aeon Flux; Blood Rayne 2; Demonik; Eternal Death Slayer; Ghostbusters, the Video Game and Star Wars Kinect.


Stephen Tharrett

Stephen TharrettStephen is a 35+ year veteran of the health, fitness and hospitality industries. In addition to being one of Dinosaur Games’ three Founders, Stephen is also the President of Club Industry Consulting, a company he founded in 2006; and Co-Founder of Club Intel, a company he started with a partner in 2011. Stephen spent almost three years as the CEO for the Russian Fitness Group, a Moscow-based firm that operated the largest group of clubs in Russia. From 1984 to 2004, Stephen was employed by ClubCorp, where he served in several roles, among them Senior Vice President of Operations. While employed by ClubCorp, he served on the company’s Leadership Cabinet and Business Planning Committee. Stephen has authored eight books on management for the health and fitness industry, and has spoken on leadership and management at conferences around the world.

What's New With Us

Rococo VR released to Gear VR Experiences Store.

Dinosaur Art Directed this experimental experience and provided some animation support.
Download it here!
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Dinosaur + Groove Jones = A winning combination again!

Dinosaur provided Rigging, Technical Animation support, Management, Character support to bring the very well recieved American Horror Store Fearless VR Experience to ComicCon 2016!
Read more about it here!
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Finding Monsters is a finalist for Best Game and Best Art at SBGames in Brazil.

Finding Monsters continues to impress as it reaches the finals for Best Art, Design, and Game for Brazil’s SBGames.
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