Category Archives: Projects

Events, video series, and collaborations

The Official 65 Step Film Production Checklist

Script breakdown, business plan, etc. are covered here:

http://www.filmmakingstuff.com/the-official-65-step-film-production-checklist/

“Have a plan for the movie when it is complete. Will you take the festival route? Will you market it to colleges and universities? Will you send it directly to sales agents and acquisition pros?

Note: While it’s great to imagine that a movie distributor will hand you a million dollar check, this rarely happens. In fact, most movies end up in popular marketplaces like Amazon and iTunes, and others. You must plan for this.”

Geoff Keighley unveils The Game Awards

from http://venturebeat.com/2014/11/10/geoff-keighley-unveils-the-game-awards-2014-to-replace-the-vgas/

The show will take place on Dec. 5 starting at 6 pm at the Axis Theater in Las Vegas (tickets $45).

Keighley has rounded up some marquee advisory board members, including Reggie Fils-Aime (President and COO, Nintendo of America), Yves Guillemot (Co-Founder and CEO, Ubisoft), Hideo Kojima (Director, Kojima Productions), Shawn Layden (CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment America), Peter Moore (COO, Electronic Arts), Rockstar Games, Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox, Microsoft), Martin Tremblay (President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) and Valve.

“PlayStation looks forward to seeing our fans and celebrating with them both at The Game Awards and The PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas this December,” said Leydon at Sony, in a statement. “For those who can’t join us in person, we will be livestreaming the weekend on PlayStation Network.”

“Valve is excited to share The Game Awards with over 100 million users on Steam around the world,” said Gabe Newell, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Valve. Alongside the free livestream, Steam will offer a special limited time Steam Sale as part of The Game Awards 2014 broadcast. More details will be announced closer to the event.

Smart outreach

[Acronym is a] non-profit org that awards individual achievement in game development: datazone

We are looking for smart outreach, advertising, or promotional tools to supplement or execute our efforts for two phases:

Call for Entries period – now through November 24
Invites to 1,595 new linkedin contacts who are past nominees, IGDA partnership, potential Gamasutra ad, promote our historical record, etc.

Trade Show period – PAX South to E3
Develop press-friendly material and/or kickstarter based on our strongest initiatives including the award nominations news, automated Developer of the Day tweets (from 1176 dev portraits), contests, new industry data or services, etc. tied to any booth presence or event as exhibitor

Can video games be sports?

E-sports are like email: the digital equivalent of something we’ve been doing for centuries.
by Vlad Savov

“E-sports” miss the point of sports
by Sam Byford

Is the NFL rulebook really that much simpler or is it just more familiar?
Why does Dota even need the cachet of games played with balls on fields?
True e-sports should be designed as such.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/11/5890907/can-video-games-be-sports

AAA Exclusives Get Squishy

This IDC study reviews the AAA console exclusives that are due out in late 2014 and describes how the definition of the “exclusive” experience has gotten fuzzier in recent years and why this fuzziness is likely to deepen in 2015 and beyond.

“Timed exclusives and early access to DLC are becoming the new normal on consoles,” says Lewis Ward, IDC’s research director of Gaming. “New opportunities have emerged for early multiplayer beta access as well, and when this is done right, it can be a boon to both indie studios and console platform providers.”

http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=249420

Society Awards

I would like to get multiple quotes from vendors on the following proposal: an all gold plated miniature version of the award with no perso text, just the logo, to be given to nominees, and not measuring more than 2.75 inches in height but keeping all the same proportions save for the enlarged logo whose center would be level with the base of the triangular portion within the pentagonal center. Goal is to mass produce a stock of up to 300 units per year assuming we can keep the materials and shipping costs low enough, so any suggestions on materials, size, weight, etc. to reduce cost would be welcome.

E3 Prospectus

Leverage
+ Generate media coverage (4,466 int’l)
+ Gain exposure in emerging markets
+ Identify new business opportunities
+ Launch products
+ Capture qualified leads and retain
current customers
+ Expand distribution networks
+ Build industry partnerships
+ Position your brand and products
+ Secure purchase orders

Survey Stats
+ 95% Exhibitors participated in 78.5 media interviews while at E3 2013
+ Average 30.7 meetings during three days

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