AZTB presents: Arizona Indie Video Game Movement documentary

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 … Read more

Monday Motivation: 10 Quotes from AZ Startup Founders

Motivation can be tough around the holidays, but these startup founders and CEOs have some advice to help get you get on your feet whether you are in the idea stage or have an established company. Click on the graphic or link to watch the full webisode of The Startup Journal. “I can’t emphasize enough how … Read more

Inside the geekiest college in AZ

Cybersecurity, digital media, forensics, robotics maker labs and game development, just some of the programs found at the University of Advancing Technology. Considered one of the most technologically advanced private colleges in Arizona and 100 percent STEM focused, the college offers over 20 undergraduate degrees and their cybersecurity program is one of the top in … Read more

The Startup Journal: Marketing your video game

Building your own video game is one thing, getting it in the hands of consumers is another. Many startups underestimate the need and cost to market video games and get out from under all the noise in the gaming space to reach their end user.   [youtube]https://youtu.be/_EsjQbncXDg[/youtube]   This time on The Startup Journal, Game CoLab … Read more

Who's got the moola? Investors funded these Arizona startups

More than halfway through 2015 and Arizona is on track for another great year of funding. These are the latest funding announcements that occurred May to July.   eVisit Gilbert-based telehealth software startup eVisit announced the raise of $1 million in seed funding this week led by Alan Ram, Founder of Alan Ram’s Proactive Training … Read more

Game CoLab nabs funding for incubator program

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. “We’re hoping to incubate at least four teams who have the passion and drive to … Read more

20 game studios showcase latest projects at Phoenix Comicon

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 games to indies, 20 Arizona-based game studios came together to demo their latest projects this weekend … Read more

Thinking of joining an AZ incubator? Get on it, application deadlines are ahead

Incubators around Arizona serve as the perfect launch point to help businesses thrive. Through many of these programs, entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to work in a creative space and bring their ideas into fruition. Here, we bring you a roundup of  incubators and accelerators with their respective deadlines and application links. SeedSpot Social Entrepreneur Incubator, … Read more

Celebrate video game day with these locally developed games

Across the country today, gamers are celebrating one of the two holidays in the year dedicated to video games. In Arizona, the gaming industry is reviving itself and many new developers are beginning to gain recognition on a national scale. “The video game industry is growing by leaps and bounds every year,” said Ben Reichert, … Read more

Game CoLab hosts Phoenix Makes Games Jam – July 18-20

Game CoLab, the Tempe-based incubator that caters toward independent game development, will host Phoenix Makes Games Jam, and event that brings together artists, coders, storytellers, and more, to create prototype games in 48 hours. The event will kick off at the ASU Digital Culture studio from July 18-20 at 6:00 p.m. Beginning Friday night, participants will be given … Read more

Application deadlines ahead for 9 Valley incubators

Startups and small businesses that call the greater Phoenix area home have several options to help their business flourish. Here is a list of incubators and accelerators with their respective deadlines and application links. desarrollo Program: PhxFlight Program A 4-month program for tech based ventures with 10 Million + market opportunity. They will be launching … Read more

Game CoLab announces game studio incubator program

We at AZTB always geek out over new Arizona incubators, so naturally we were excited to hear about a new incubator program based out of Game CoLab, a community advocate for video game developers, announced a new game studio incubator program established with the help of an economic development grant from the City of Phoenix. The … Read more

Local Gaming Developers Showcase at Demo Night

Zombies, gaming glasses, PAC-MAN and surviving worlds of horror were just some of the themes found at the Game CoLab Indie Game Demo Night where local gaming developers showcased their latest innovation. Co-Founders Joseph Darnell and Ben Reichert opened the Game CoLab co-working space to game developers and designers in May 2013 in the downtown … Read more