Posts Tagged ‘video game’

Volunteers Needed for Event Looking to Empower Future Game Developers

Posted by Rachel Linch

Organizers of an upcoming Plano gaming workshop for young girls are looking for volunteers to help inspire future generations of creators, engineers, and designers. 

Media and information company Thomson Reuters has teamed up with Girls Make Games to put on …

Change of Venue: SMU Guildhall Planning Move Away From Plano

Posted by Heather Noel

Southern Methodist University’s graduate program for game design is planning to relocate from Plano to the main Dallas campus by 2020.

The forthcoming move comes as the university has put its Plano campus on the market. Though days are numbered, …

Dallas Innovates 2018:
Creators to Watch

Posted by Jessica Elliott

The list of our accolades in Dallas-Fort Worth is lengthy. We’ve selected a short list of creators you need to know — right now.

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NAMELESS CHEFS
When a group of chefs — from newcomers to known names — wanted

Former GameStop Exec Joins McKinney-based Playful

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Mark Stanley, who led a turnaround at Grapevine-based GameStop, will be the new chief business officer at Playful Corp., a McKinney-based video game developer.

Playful Corp. created the new position after working with Stanley on a collaboration for “Star Child” …

Boss Fight Entertainment Moving its HQ to Watters Creek in Allen

Posted by Lance Murray

Video game development company Boss Fight Entertainment is on the move, announcing that it will relocate its headquarters to the first building being built at One Bethany at Watters Creek in Allen.Boss Fight logo

Boss Fight, founded by David Rippy, Scott …

On Tap: ‘Truth’ at the DMA, Instagram Workshop & IBM Tech Talk on Blockchain

Posted by Dallas Innovates

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. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

Dallas Company Launches First Social Media Index for Esports

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

North Texas is quickly becoming an epicenter for esports and now it’s home to the first social media index dedicated to the industry. 

MVPindex started as a social media index and valuation platform for sports and entertainment. Recently, it announced …

Gaming Goldrush: Is Frisco Poised to Become an Esports Capital?

Posted by Jewels Clark

Esports has everyone scrambling to find their niche inside the rapidly growing market, but industry leaders agree that Frisco ranks high on the scoreboard for a gaming capital.

On Thursday, Frisco’s LaunchPad City hosted a panel of North Texas leaders …

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 …

SMU Researchers, Gamers Partner on Cancer Research

Posted by Lance Murray

The collective brain and computer power of 25,000 “Minecraft” game players could help researchers at Southern Methodist University find a new cancer-fighting drug.

Game developers and researchers at SMU are partnering with a worldwide network of gamers who play the …

UTA ‘Heroes of the Dorm’ Video Game Team Wins Tuition

Posted by Lance Murray

Who says playing video games can’t be rewarding? Just ask the “Heroes of the Dorm” team at the University of Texas at Arlington.

All members of the UTA Esports Club won free tuition for the rest of their collegiate years …

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. …

Doom: Reimagining a Classic Dallas-Made Game in 2016

Posted by Eric David

ID SOFTWARE RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS WITH A NEW DOOM GAME


In the early 1990s, Dallas-based game studio id Software helped define the first-person shooter genre with Doom and its sequel Doom II.

This year, the studio returned to …

Dallas Startup Week: How to Break into the Game Industry

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The video game industry looks fun and exciting, but breaking into this field is anything but glamorous.

A panel of video game veterans swapped war stories and offered advice about how to freelance, start your own game, or get noticed …

Dallas Startup Week: The Reward of ‘Gamification’

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

THE GAMING APPROACH CAN WORK IN APPS, BUSINESS


Today’s video game culture has created a new type of reward-based system where unlocking achievements, leveling up, and exploring are all second nature. Now, it’s time to take that and apply it …