Posts Tagged ‘gaming’

Follow the Money: Hail Merry Gets $1.08M, PostItPlayit Raises $1.59M, Celanese to Buy Polymer Maker

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money every Thursday. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

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Inaugural Esports Event OP Live Changes the Game for Dallas

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

Whether you’re a hard-core gamer or you’ve never picked up a controller, OP Live has something for everyone. 

Video game professionals, amateurs, and everyone in between will gather this weekend for the first-of-its-kind celebration of all things gaming. There will …

Chili’s Augmented Reality Game Uses New Tech Created by 2 Dallas Companies

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Two Dallas companies have teamed up with Chili’s Grill & Bar to launch a “first-of-its-kind” augmented reality soccer game that patrons can play at the table.

The Chili’s Stadium app breaks new ground because it allows iOS and Android users …

St. Louis Sports Accelerator Launching Program in Frisco

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

A St. Louis, Missouri sports startup accelerator is making its move into North Texas. 

Stadia Ventures announced Friday that it’s aligning with LaunchPad City in Frisco to launch its first accelerator program in the region, which will debut a new …

Gaming & Esports: Driving Innovation in North Texas

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Competitive gaming is big business, with major teams drawing large fanbases, and Dallas-Fort Worth quickly is becoming an esports hub. Several major esports teams are relocating to the region, and have drawn major investments from some of DFW’s most notable

SMU Guildhall to Launch Gaming Tech to Fight Disease

Posted by Lance Murray

SMU Guildhall will celebrate the alpha launch of a new technology that will help fight diseases such as cancer and macular degeneration in an event Thursday. 

Called HEWMEN, the technology designed by SMU Guildhall faculty members uses online actions in …

Dallas’ NBA 2K Team Announces Name, Logo & Social Media

Posted by Jewels Clark

Dallas’ NBA 2K League team has announced its new name, logo, and social media channels.

Mavs Gaming is the team name and the logo reflects the Dallas Mavericks colors of white, off-white, and royal blue.

“We wanted a symbol that …

Tale of How Dreams and Passions
Make Gaming App Come True

Posted by Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket Dallas Innovates Silver SponsorBottle Rocket is best known for designing and developing mission-critical mobile experiences for some of the world’s most discriminating brands. But did you know we’ve also been known to create some pretty popular mobile video games as well? (Ever heard …

UNT Hits ‘Play’ for Esports Enthusiasts With The Nest

Posted by Lance Murray

Esports is a rapidly growing phenomenon in the country, and the University of North Texas hopes to get in on the action with a new practice space called The Nest.

The facility inside the Media Library is scheduled to open …

SMU Guildhall Named
Top Video Game-Design Program

Posted by Lance Murray

Gamers are always chasing the high score, the top of the list for any game.

SMU Guildhall has reached the top, being named the No. 1 graduate game-design program in The Princeton Review’s eighth annual report.

“Becoming the No. …

Steve Nix’s ForwardXP to Shake Up VR Space

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Steve Nix is already a veteran of the burgeoning virtual reality space and now he’s back with a new company ready to make waves in that space.  

Nix managed VR at ReelFX before founding ForwardXP. He’s also the founder of …

Is the New Business of Board Games a Roll of the Dice?

Posted by Robert Frantz

When Sean McCoy and Alan Gerding met at a game industry conference, their ideas for a new line of board and card games meshed well, so they started working on their first game.

Their creation became Tuesday Knight Games (TKG), …