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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

Turning kids into CodaKids – video

October 21, 2015 |

Video contribution Xavier Smith

Instead of your child hanging out on the couch in front of the Xbox for hours on end managing their Mod, what if they could design their own Biomes and give Creepers superpowers?

Scottsdale-based CodaKid, a dynamic … 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

Founder of horror game GRAVE – how to get fully funded on Kickstarter

July 23, 2014 |

Ghastly creatures and apocalyptic wastelands will now come fully to life after the successful Kickstarter campaign from Grave–an innovative, open-world horror game.

Developed by local gaming company Broken Window Studios, the project ended in April with 1,111 backers raising $37,662 … Read More

Prehistoric creatures come alive at Phoenix Makes Games Jam

July 21, 2014 |

Developers and creatives alike gathered for 48 hours at the ASU Digital Culture studio this past weekend to bring prototypes of original video games to life with their dinosaur-themed games at the first annual Phoenix Makes Games Jam, hosted by … Read More

Jose’s Arcade, Where Classic Video Games Meets Modern Consoles

July 24, 2013 | 3

Jose Rivera, owner of Jose’s Arcade, has been a video game enthusiast since the 80’s. His interest led him to building and customizing arcade game consoles in 2012. We met up with Jose at GameCoLab Demo Night where he … Read More