Archive for the ‘Creative’ Category

Dallas-Based Video Game Startup Develops Super Mario Maker-esque Game

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

For those who have wanted to create their own video game, but don’t have the training needed to do so, Popup Dungeon will give players the option to “make entire games” with its user-friendly elements. 

“I invite anyone who is …

‘Masters of Doom’ Lands a TV Pilot Produced by the Franco Brothers

Posted by Natalie Le

For gamers and technology lovers alike, “Doom” is a household name. In 1991, Dallas-based id Software developed the video game. Last month, USA Network announced a pilot order on the creation story of “Doom” as told by the book “Masters

The ‘World’s Largest Volunteer-Run Makerspace’ is in Dallas, and it’s Doubling In Size

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

After nearly a decade of operations, Dallas Makerspace is getting a whole lot bigger.

The volunteer-run 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit bills itself as the “world’s largest” makerspace of its kind. It’s moved locations three times, starting at a warehouse in the …

A Baker’s Dozen: Dallas Innovates’ Most Popular Stories So Far This Year

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s been a big year so far for North Texas—especially when it comes to innovation. And it’s already halfway over.

We took a moment to reflect on the stories behind the people and places that have been grabbing our readers’ …

(Yarn) Bombs Away: Dallas Lime Scooters Go Red, White, and Blue

Posted by Natalie Le

Lime has partnered with the Dallas Yarn Bombers, a local knitting group, to adorn its Dallas scooters with red, white, and blue yarn for the week of July 4th. Those who find one of these special scooters will have the

The Countdown: Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in June

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s been a big year so far for North Texas, especially when it comes to innovation.

As we wrapped up June, we decided to reflect on the stories behind the people and places that had been grabbing our readers’ attention. …

Calendar: Founders Academy, Fearless Conference, CodeLaunch

Posted by Dallas Innovates | Staff Report

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. 

So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. To fill your calendar with events to come, check out our Save

Meet the Crypto Creative Painting His Way to Success in Dallas

Posted by India Edwards

Art meets tech in the work of Jeremiah Onifadé, a Dallas-based creative who is literally incorporating cryptocurrency into his pieces, painting a gateway to the digital currency, and using it to sell his paintings.

Onifadé’s idea to incorporate crypto into

‘Epitome of Mixed Use’: Old Meets New in Deep Ellum’s The Epic Development

Posted by Payton Potter

The late urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs believed four core qualities were necessary to create a sustainable urban community: population density, mixed uses, mixed-age buildings, and short blocks that promote walkability. Today, Deep Ellum is thriving. Until recently, Deep Ellum

Take a Closer Look at DreamHack Dallas 2019 with DHD Films’ Gigapixel Photos

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

The first-ever DreamHack Dallas was held earlier this month, and approximately 30,000 people attended the three-day long festival. If you weren’t able to attend, you’re in luck—DHD Films captured 360-degree highlights complete with an interactive video.

Dallas-based DHD Films …

‘At the Speed of Bright’:
UT Dallas Boasts its Best in Brand Campaign

Posted by Natalie Le

From its recent No. 1 ranking in Forbes to having one of the highest average SAT scores for incoming freshmen among Texas public universities, The University of Texas at Dallas has plenty to celebrate. Now, the university is launching a

Match Group Announces Plans to Launch New ‘Tinder Lite’ App

Posted by India Edwards

Tinder wants new users around the globe to start swiping right with new project plans for the launch of a ‘lite’ version of the popular dating app, as announced by Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg. Although the company has yet

5 Dallas Architecture Firms Unveil Futuristic Uber Skyport Designs

Posted by Lance Murray

Uber Elevate, the rideshare giant’s air mobility arm, announced its plans in 2017 to launch an aerial shared transportation service called Uber Air. The goal is that by 2023, air taxis will be transporting riders through commercial flight operations in

Texas Artists Win Up to $6K at DMA’s 2019 Awards to Artists

Posted by Liz Goodwin

Texas artists took the spotlight at the Dallas Museum of Art’s 2019 “Awards to Artists” last month. All thirteen winners are from the Lone Star State—with four from Dallas-Fort Worth. 

The museum annually supports local artists through this awards program, …

Immortals Gaming Club Acquires Frisco’s OpTic Gaming in Multi-Million Dollar Deal

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Los Angeles-based Immortals Gaming Club (IGC), said to be one of the world’s largest esports organizations, has acquired Infinite Esports & Entertainment in a $35 to $45 million deal that was officially announced today.

Infinite is the parent company of …

The Countdown: Dallas Innovates’ 10 Most Popular Stories in May

Posted by Alex Edwards

It’s been a big year so far for North Texas, especially when it comes to innovation. From industry disruptors, to technological breakthroughs, to groundbreaking advancements, we’ve seen a lot in 2019—and we can’t wait to see what the rest of

Perception of Deception: Museum of Illusions Headed to Dallas

Posted by Natalie Le

Museum of Illusions, an immersive “Instagram worthy” experience, is slated to open its first Texas location in September 2019. With over 50 interactive installations—including vortex tunnels, holograms, infinity rooms, and more—this unique museum is sure to be mind-boggling. 

With only …

Dallas’ Entertainment Giant Dave & Buster’s Unveils a New Virtual Playground

Posted by Liz Goodwin

The location-based entertainment (LBE) operator Dave & Busters, headquartered in Dallas, last Tuesday announced plans for its new virtual reality VRcade Arena. The new addition is in partnership with VRstudios, which specializes in immersive multiplayer virtual reality experiences.

Several options …

Photo Recap: Dallas Hosts its First DreamHack Festival

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

This weekend, a digital festival unlike anything Dallas has seen before brought with it $450,000 in esports prize money, a hackathon, film screenings, live music,  a cosplay championship, film screenings, an expo, an “Indie Zone” for independently-developed games, panel discussions,

DreamHack Hosts Its Largest U.S. Event Yet in Dallas

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Today is just the beginning for DreamHack’s Dallas debut. You may have missed the global festival’s first-ever ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning, but concerts and competitions abound in the days to come. 

DreamHack Dallas will feature both professional and amateur esports …