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AZTB presents: Arizona Indie Video Game Movement documentary

January 26, 2016 |

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 … Read More

Virtual Reality gifts for your gamer – video

November 30, 2015 |

Virtual reality is best known in the gaming world for its immersive real-life environment, but now it’s being used in education, healthcare, big brand advertising, even football players are practicing in a virtual world off season. While we are all … Read More

Painful Pineapples is taking over my life thanks to Wiblits

October 27, 2015 | 2

If you have a few minutes in between meetings and want to test your thumb skills at Pork Torque, where your pig eats more jelly beans than your competitor, head over to the Wiblits app.

Co-founded by two brothers Colin … Read More

Sock monkeys to war, UAT students showcase new video games

August 26, 2015 | 1

Video contribution by Xavier Smith

From a sock monkey finding its way to its friend to a real-time WWI strategy game, the University of Advancing Technology’s Greenlight Celebration last Friday showcased five student-created video games from the UAT Game Studios.

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Game CoLab nabs funding for incubator program

July 14, 2015 |

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at video game developing, now is your chance.

Video game incubator Game CoLab announced that its program will continue after they received a second economic development grant from the City of Phoenix.

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Broken Window Studios releases Reflections, an open world narrative video game, on STEAM – video

June 29, 2015 |

Video contribution Austin Paetow

Broken Windows Studio known for their flagship video game GRAVE, released their latest creation Reflections on STEAM (PC/Mac/Linux) as an early access title.

Reflections is an open world dynamic narrative where every decision changes the progression of the … Read More

20 game studios showcase latest projects at Phoenix Comicon

May 29, 2015 |

Warriors, moles, motorcyclists and turtles were among some of the main characters found within video games showcased at the Arizona Video Game Showcase hosted by Game CoLab at Phoenix Comicon.

From well-known studios such as Rainbow Studios known for their motocross … Read More

Local gaming companies find success on kickstarter

April 21, 2015 |

Becoming the supreme ruler of a galaxy and competing against your friends has just become a possibility through the dice-based game, Tiny Epic Galaxies.

Queen Creek-based Gamelyn Games recently completed another successful crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter, raising  $411,693 when its … Read More

Atari, Nintendo, XBox – Celebrate National Video Games Day

September 12, 2014 |

Today is National Video Games Day and what better way to celebrate than to brush up on some gaming history.

Arcades-Videogames really got their biggest start with arcade halls, which quickly became a hub of competition and socialization.

 

Home … Read More

ASU joins Higher Education Video Game Alliance

July 24, 2014 |

Could there potentially be a Department of Video Games in our government? The newly formed Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) along with the Bureau of Labor Statistics is starting to keep track of people working in the games industry … Read More