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AZ Tech Beat | September 24, 2017

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AZTB presents: Arizona Indie Video Game Movement documentary

AZTB presents: Arizona Indie Video Game Movement documentary
Tishin Donkersley

Camera work and editing by Xavier Smith

AZTB presents an original documentary “Arizona’s Indie Game Movement” that delves into Arizona’s history of the indie video game population and the explosive growth of independent developers and studios as well as what city officials and educational institutions are doing to grow and support the talent, and what leadership needs to do to keep talent in the state.

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Special thanks to Mayor of Phoenix Greg Stanton, Ben Reichert, founder Game CoLab and professor at University of Advancing Technology, Derric Clark, Program Champion of Game Studies, University of Advancing Technology, Graeme Warring, COO WePlay Media and Sasha Barab, Director of Games and Impact, Arizona State University.

Our documentary was produced and edited by Xavier Smith of ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism with interviews conducted by myself. Please share our documentary among your social networks.

Learn more about the game industry and studios:

Game CoLab

Arizona Game Developers Directory

University of Advancing Technology

Center of Games and Impact, Arizona State University

WePlay Media

City of Phoenix