The center of the Austin Game Conference is the Expo Hall and Attendee Lounges. Attendee Lounge: Areas in the Expo Hall, with plenty of tables and chairs, where attendees can relax, network, get business done or just hang out. Expo Hall: Exhibitors showcase their latest tools, technologies, products and services. AGC is also a key venue for game and technology companies to recruit top technical talent. View the 2016 expo hall below.
Abstractron was founded by Chris Mahoney in 2013 as an initiative to create entertaining applications that merge web API and game engine technologies. With the recent availability of virtual and augmented reality technology, they have allied with the Austin creative tech community to explore new ground while creating fun experiences along the way. Quantized, a procedural audio-reactive VR experience, will be released on Steam in Q3 2016. http://www.abstractron.com
Aspyr Media, Inc. is an independent game developer, licensor and publisher based in Austin, Texas. If you make amazing games, you belong in our family alongside best-selling franchises like Star Wars®, Call of Duty®, Sid Meier’s Civilization®, The Sims™ and Borderlands®. You’ll love working with us as we share 20 years of game expertise, AAA partnerships and reaching new audiences worldwide. Amplify your game with Aspyr! www.aspyr.com/partner
Boss Fight Entertainment
Creators of the mobile hit “Dungeon Boss”, Boss Fight Entertainment is headquartered in downtown McKinney, TX. A suburb just north of Dallas with excellent schools, affordable cost of living, and an abundance of activities, McKinney is an outstanding place to call home. We’re also continuing to grow our Austin studio! If you’re passionate about making great games we’d love to speak with you. We offer a competitive benefits package, 401(k), flexible hours, and more!
CDS Global Cloud
CDS Global Cloud is a rapidly expanding international IaaS provider with multiple data centers in Europe and Asia. Our Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions and Global Private Network (GPN) are built to address the complete spectrum of enterprise workloads and support hybrid cloud architectures as well as colocation. With data centers throughout the world, CDS is trusted by enterprises around the world to run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. Visit us at www.CDSGlobalCloud.com.
Chetu is an award winning full-service software development, integration, and implementation provider that specializes in creating custom software solutions that meet our client’s needs. With more than 1000 employees, Chetu is a true and seamless back-end technology partner that services startups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies worldwide.
DAM Digital Artist Management
Digital Artist Management is the most important name in game industry recruiting.Having secured employment for thousands of industry professionals, there is no question why DAM is trusted by more employers, job seekers, and industry vets than any other talent source in interactive entertainment. We have the largest network in games, which means your talent search has already started. We are the unrivaled source for code-ninjas and unicorns in the talent matrix; leverage the DAM team’s expertise today!
Electric Hat Games
Electric Hat Games LLC., is a fresh endeavor into Austin’s game development industry. They are composed of local talent, and are currently focused on Virtual Reality entertainment, but their skill set ranges into all areas of game development. Their first foray into the scene will be with the exciting Virtual Reality platforming and climbing title To The Top.
Not Exhibiting. Sponsor of the Attendee Lounge
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. We deliver games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS FIFA, Battlefield, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies, Need for Speed, Battlefield and Mass Effect.
Epic – Unreal Engine
Developed by Epic Games, the Unreal Engine brings high-fidelity experiences to PC, console, mobile, VR and the Web. Unreal Engine accelerates the creation of games, applications, visualizations and cinematic content. Download Unreal Engine for free at unrealengine.com and follow @UnrealEngine for updates.
The Frankfurt Kurnit Interactive Entertainment group provides legal advice to media and entertainment companies, game publishers, game developers, distributors, eSports leagues and tournament operators, animators, celebrities, consumer brands, advertising agencies, and investors. Led by Co-Chairs Sean F. Kane and S. Gregory Boyd, the group helps interactive entertainment clients plan strategies, craft agreements, manage intellectual property, structure financing, integrate brands, comply with privacy and consumer protection regulations, and avoid data and privacy breaches. Contact Sean F. Kane at email@example.com or S. Gregory Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game Center Group
We Don’t Make the Games, We Make Your Games Better
Game Center Group is a domestic based outsourcer offering turn-key moderation, customer support and testing solutions. Our SupportCloud™ help desk all the features to handle any process, scales across multiple platforms and even has a mobile component so your customers will have the support they need. Tools, hosting, consulting, labor, PBX…Game Center Group has it all. Get an instant quote on our website at http://gamecentergroup.com/Instant_Quote.aspx
GameDev.net is the longest running platform for game developers and technology enthusiasts to learn, share, and connect with the games industry. The platform provides nearly 300,000 developers with active forums, articles and tutorials, educational resources, developer blogs, industry news and events, a classifieds area for job postings and freelancers, and an industry marketplace for assets and services.
Ghost Machine VR
Ghost Machine was established in 2014 by a team of AAA game developers with published titles released from publishers EA, Dreamworks and visual effects specialists from Sony Pictures Imageworks, Digital Domain and Rhythm & Hues Studio. With an Academy Award winning creator, our goal is on virtual reality games to create epic, big screen arcade experiences in the immersive VR games market. We develop and produce in-house original titles, such as Superbike TT and Motorsport VR as well as work with third party publishers and marketing teams to extend their existing brands into new interactive IPs. We strive to bring quality original artwork and design to our clients and bring fresh exciting experiences to players.
Gyoza Games is an Austin-texas based creator of “delicious” games for VR and non-VR platforms. Our focus is on creating polished, fun games with a low learning curve and high replayability. Our first title, Inbound, was launched on the HTC Vive in early July and will be coming soon to Oculus Touch and Playstation VR.
IBM Cloud – SoftLayer gives you the highest performing cloud infrastructure available. One platform that takes data centers aroundthe worldthat are full of the widest range of cloud computing options, and then integrates and automates everything.
The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the largest non-profit membership organization in the world serving ALL individuals who make games. As it happens, there is a very active chapter in Dallas, which serves all of North Texas. Originally focused on digital game creation, we now welcome all game makers from terminals to tabletop, consoles to cards. Come by Booth 307 and chat with us about the area studios, indie scene, universities, arcades . . . whatever. You’ll find the Dallas chapter is a friendly bunch, known for our postmortems, industry panels, and holiday parties.
The Infiniscene GSDK (Game Streaming Developer Kit) empowers game studios to add live streaming capabilities and powerful interactive features right into their games. Live streaming has become an essential part of any successful game launch. Turn every player into a potential streamer without ever leaving the game – growing your community and visibility on popular platforms like Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, & Hitbox.
Insomniac Games is an independent video games developer best known as the creator of Ratchet & Clank, Spyro the Dragon, Sunset Overdrive, and Resistance. The studio has sold more than 44 million copies worldwide since CEO Ted Price founded the company in 1994. In 2016, Insomniac is developing three games for the Oculus Rift, released Song of the Deep with GameStop’s publishing arm, GameTrust, and launched Ratchet & Clank on PS4. We’re also developing an all-new Spider-Man game exclusive to PS4!
The Intel® Developer Zone helps developers succeed when targeting Intel platforms; and is a leading resource for tools, code, and information for game and app developers. Intel gaming platforms include everything from Android phones and tablets, to Ultrabooks™, to Xeon™ powered datacenters. Learn more at our sessions and http://intel.com/software/gamedev.
Jackpot Rising is a software solution that enables users to compete against each other in contests for real money. By attacking the biggest obstacles developers face today – monetization, user retention and sustainability – we are legally bridging the gap between the $26 billion mobile gaming market and the $40 billion regulated iGaming industry. Creating a gaming experience where it “pays to be a winner.” Learn more at www.jackpotrising.com. Located in Austin, TX, Kingdom Games began fostering an inviting culture of creativity and storytelling in 2013. We are driven by the idea that exhilarating and great entertainment should not only challenge game playing prowess, but open up new worlds to explore spiritual, historical and artistic value. At Kingdom Games we invite players to find true heroism through service, honor, and strength of spirit. KingdomGames.com
All across the globe efforts are underway to incorporate game technology and methodologies into the classroom experience and within educational research. It is the LIVE lab’s mission to collaborate with other departments, colleges, and universities to create an environment that fosters the research and development of educational experiences for the use in the classroom from K – 12, Higher education, Corporate, Government, and NGO’s. For more information please visit: live.viz.tamu.edu/
Cut the cords and go everywhere with mobile VR and Omegatech: Aspen’s Story… A full-featured action-rpg tactical mobile adventure about Cats in giant robots. Megaworld Studios has built this game atop a revolutionary platform that personalizes to how you play and then modifies the adventure while you play it. “Why play a game built for everyone when you can play a game built for you!” http://www.omegatechgame.com
Meretz is a unique app that converts user’s physical activity data from any fitness wearable or app into valuable points that can be used to purchase in-game currency, power-ups and bonus packs for mobile, PC and console games. Want to get on our platform? It’s Easy – just provide redemption codes. No dev work required! We’ll use machine learning to surface your games to the highest value players and ensure the integrity of your game’s economy.
ModSquad is an outsourced services provider with experience engaging player communities in mobile and console games, MMOs, MOBAs, and virtual worlds. ModSquad currently provides moderation, community management, social media, and player support services to many of today’s top gaming companies. Our clients know their social games and online communities are too important to outsource to n00bs, so they look to our experienced Mods to help keep their players engaged, informed, and entertained.
Nexon is a world leader in online and free to play games with over 4,600 employees in over 20 studio and publishing locations around the planet. We thrive on global creativity and our diverse portfolio of live games around the world includes titles such as MapleStory, Dungeon Fighter Online, FIFA Online 3, Vindictus, Dirty Bomb and Mabinogi.
The Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media offers you a hands-on, collaborative way to explore core creative concepts and innovative ideas. You’ll build expertise and gain experience while using a variety of industry-standard and cutting-edge technologies and tools.
THE WORLD LEADER IN VISUAL COMPUTING
For more than two decades, NVIDIA has pioneered visual computing, the art and science of computer graphics. With a singular focus on this field, we offer specialized platforms for the gaming, professional visualization, data center and automotive markets. Our work is at the center of the most consequential mega-trends in technology — virtual reality, artificial intelligence and self-driving cars.
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Phaser Lock Interactive
Phaser Lock Interactive is a VR studio specializing in immersive virtual reality video games. Created by industry game veterans with one goal: make mind blowing VR Games. To take the lead defining the Virtual Reality landscape by creating the highest quality in immersive and captivating game experiences that can only be accomplished in virtual reality. Phaser Lock’s first game, Final Approach was a launch title for the HTC Vive and Oculus Touch. http://www.phaserlock.com
SMU Guildhall is a premier graduate video game education program located in Plano, Texas. We are the #2 Graduate School for Video Game Design and the first in the world to offer a Master of Interactive Technology degree. We also offer a Professional Certificate, and are the only program with specializations in all four cornerstones of video game development: Art, Design, Production, and Programming. Our over 650 alumni have worked for over 250 game studios globally.
Super Happy Fun Fun
Super Happy Fun Fun, Inc. (SHFF), established in 2001, is the longest operating, mobile game developer in Austin Texas. SHFF’s team has extensive experience in the video game industry, has created hit arcade games, award-winning mobile titles, delivered leading brands to console, Mac and PC, and built over a dozen Plug-n-Play TV Games. In 2016, SHFF has launched its own, Android based gaming platform called Sure Shot HD. www.sureshothd.com Take Aim at Fun!
Telltale is an award-winning developer and publisher of games for every major interactive platform, developing them as episodic series’. The company is an industry leader, with honors and awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, BAFTA, and more, as well as multiple Studio of the Year awards. Telltale’s reputation has been established with hits including The Walking Dead, Minecraft: Story Mode, Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, and Batman – The Telltale Series.
Founded in June 2011, Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.7 million broadcasters. Twitch’s live and video on demand platform caters to the entire video game industry, including game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, casual content creators, and the entire esports scene.
Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive VR, AR, 3D and 2D experiences. Unity’s powerful engine and editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games and apps and bring them to multiple platforms. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games and connecting with audiences including Unity Asset Store, Cloud Build, Ads, and Everyplay. For more, visit http://unity3d.com/
University of Advancing Technology
The University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is a private university located in Tempe, Arizona, offering academic degrees focused on new and emerging technology disciplines. UAT offers a robust suite of regionally accredited graduate and undergraduate courses ranging from Computer Science and Information Security to Gaming and New Media. UAT has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) by the US National Security Agency. Programs are available online and on-campus.
UT GAMMA Program: “The Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program between the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies, College of Fine Arts, Computer Science Department, and Radio-Television-Film Department. The program produces graduates ready to design, develop, and provide leadership for the exploding growth in game, mobile app, and creative media agencies and studios in Texas and around the world.”
Founded in Japan in 1983, Wacom is a global company with offices supporting marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. For more than 30 years, Wacom has worked with the most creative people and organizations to inspire and equip them to make the world a more creative place. Wacom’s products have been used by loyal customers to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashions and product designs. They have also played a significant role in making technology accessible in a natural and intuitive way through pen tablets, creative and mobile pen displays, digital interface solutions, stylus products as well as eDocument solutions. www.wacom.com
TheWaveVR is a platform for people who love music, enabling them to view, host, and socialize in shows world wide, anytime, anywhere. Music creators can fully customize how their audience experiences the music – whether it’s by transforming the venue from a realistic nightclub to outer space with a click of a button – or putting on the most unimaginable light show ever. Fans won’t have to travel the globe or miss out on their favorite DJs, musicians or festivals and can experience the music like never before, while socializing in totally new ways alongside their friends.
Zynga pioneered the social gaming industry by bringing free, social, and accessible games to people around the world. But life at Zynga is about more than making games – it’s about positively impacting people’s lives by creating innovative, next-generation entertainment experiences. Come join us in shaping the future of play.