VR/AR Innovation & Creators Lounge

Come Meet, Connect and Network

Date: Wednesday, May 10
Location: W Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

VR/AR Innovation & Creators Networking Lounge is a space where you can come, connect and schedule meetings during LA Games Conference. Meet with developers, investors and game and Hollywood execs, see some cool demos from VR/AR companies and sit in on some of the interactive panel discussions. 

Through LA Games Supporting Partner Program, the Networking Lounge will be hosting around 30 independent developers and innovative startups.

Wednesday – May 10 @ W Hollywood

1:45pm-2:40pm VR/AR & Game Demos @ Exhibit Tables
2:40pm-3:40pm Networking Break & Developer Meetup
3:40pm-5:45pm VR/AR & Game Show & Tell
5:45pm-6:45pm LA Games Networking Reception

2016 Participating Companies included:

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3dSunshine (http://3dSunshine.com) liberates gamers from the mouse and the keyboard. Mod your favorite hit games by waving your hands in the air, like magic wands. Driven by motion controllers, and beautifully supplemented by VR, 3dSunshine is the next frontier in gaming.

baobab

Baobab Studios, headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., is a virtual reality company that creates story and character-driven cinematic experiences. The company was founded by Maureen Fan, who was most recently VP of Games at Zynga; and Eric Darnell, the director of such DreamWorks animated features as the four “Madagascar” franchise films and “Antz.” Baobab is funded by Comcast Ventures, HTC, Samsung, Advancit Capital, The Chernin Group and Freelands Ventures, along with individuals including Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.  http://www.baobabstudios.com/

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BebopBee, Inc – Make Great Art! We strive to bring emotionally and intellectually enriching experiences to our fellow passionate gamers

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codeSpark’s mission is to ignite curiosity about computer science and turn programming into play. The company’s award-winning virtual world The Foos uses a “no words” interface to turn kids as young as four into creators.  Kids in 172 countries make over 35,000 games a day in The Foos.

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Dpyx Productions is the filmmaking team of Marcy Boyle and Rachel Holzman. They are dedicated to cinematic storytelling through rich immersive experiences in both traditional and emerging Virtual Reality production. Their first feature film, NOBODY CAN COOL, a graphic novel and film noir influenced thriller, is widely available in the US/Canada/UK. Their first VR experience, MUAY THAI@THE YARD premiered at Titmouse Studios gallery in LA, and their second, CARDBOARD GOLIATH, was shown at VR:UK in London in February 2016.

 

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GameCake is a startup game studio focused on super fun party games for your living room. While board and party games are experiencing a resurgence, new digital games in console, mobile, and VR ignore this trend by continuing to isolate players or push them online. Instead, GameCake is using emerging platforms like Apple TV and Chromecast to build digital games that truly bring people together – face to face! The founding team, comprised of Eshan Mathur (ex-Disney Interactive) and Ben Bharier (ex-Industrial Toys), brings strong F2P mobile experience and hybrid designer-programmer backgrounds.

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Hypemarket’s a marketplace that connects brands with Instagram influencers.  Brands can find the best people to promote their products and influencers can earn product or cash in exchange for posting online.  

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Kaydabi combines entertaining free-to-play mobile games and pressing real-world social causes in order to create change. Through their in-game actions, players are empowered to make a measurable difference by deciding how the money raised is distributed to Kaydabi’s charity partners. The studio’s first title, Wild Warriors, is a puzzle adventure game themed around endangered animals and it is being used to raise funds and awareness for five of the world’s largest wildlife conservation organizations.

littlstar

Littlstar is the first network and community for 360 degree panoramic video and VR content. Content can be created, discovered, and consumed natively on Littlstar, or embedded on brand sites, blogs, and in mobile apps to amplify existing channels. Littlstar works across 6+ panoramic video camera systems (Bubl, Centr, JauntVR, Kogeto, Freedom360), and can be played on various head mounted displays (Oculus, Gear VR, Zeiss, DODOcase). All from a centralized network built for this community. www.littlstar.com

myDream VR

Our mission is to give folks the tools to enable and customize their VR experience.

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Prologue Immersive, a company dedicated to building medium defining content and software for virtual and augmented reality. Guided by our decades of world renown work in designing some of the largest blockbusters in Hollywood including Iron Man, Prometheus, SEVEN, Godzilla, and TRON as well as the most successful video game franchises including Metal Gear Solid and Destiny, we are driven by a complete obsession to build the most intelligently designed and engineered experiences in the new medium of VR/AR.
Whether you seek to play, learn, socialize, work, or gain a new perspective, Prologue Immersive’s VR/AR Applications & Platforms will allow everyone to have an unforgettable experience. Using our “pure imagination,” we are completely determined to build content that will exemplify all the possibilities of the new VR / AR medium.

 

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Rabbx is a Los Angeles based interactive entertainment production management company focused on video games, interactive theme park attractions, and VR.

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River Studios creates premium Virtual Reality experiences. We partner with brands and music artists to bring never before seen Virtual Reality content. Located in San Francisco and Los Angeles, we are a “One Stop Shop” for VR, with deep experience across creative, production, post-production, platform development and even branded product fulfillment.

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Sidekick VR is a mobile VR game developer and publisher dedicated to fueling fun, accessible entertainment in the mobile VR market. Sidekick VR has pioneered the emerging market with a quality portfolio of games released across all current mobile VR platforms. In partnership with market leaders such as Samsung, Oculus, Google and MergeVR,Sidekick VR brings immersive experiences to cross-platform mobile VR. Founded by game industry veterans, serial entrepreneurs, and tech leaders, Sidekick VR has a variety of titles available now across mobile VR platforms, includingRomans From Mars 360 and Age of Diamonds.

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Super Bit Machine is a new development studio focused on creating competitive multiplayer games for casual and hardcore audiences alike, using its proprietary engine designed for real-time, cross-platform play.  Super Bit Machine is made up of ex-pro gamers and the founders of Buffalo Studios, a social and mobile casino gaming studio behind category leading Bingo and Slots titles on Facebook, iOS and Android (acquired by Caesars/Playtika in 2012).

Tripp Incorporated

Tripp is dedicated to taking intrepid virtunauts on amazing journeys.  Some are all fun and games, others flights of fancy and still others travel the path of enlightenment.  Tripp believes that novel native VR design pares well with proven paradigms.  At the end of the day it’s your Tripp and you come first.

Interested?

For more information, please contact Tinzar Sherman, VP of Business Development at tinzar@digitalmediawire.com