Posts Tagged ‘games’

Ben Vu is back! A look inside the development of Places VR

Between 2009 and 2014, SkyVu Entertainment and its Battle Bears games became a sign of Omaha’s inevitable rise to national prominence. In 2009 Ben Vu, the founder of SkyVu Entertainment, launched their first game Battle Bears. Within a year they had 6 million downloads. In two years, 12 million. Battle Bears games–of which there were many–regularly topped…

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Streamweaver turns Twitch gamers into influence marketers

In 2015 Swedish gamer PewDiePie earned $12 million thanks to more than 47 million subscribers on his YouTube page. More and more, fans are tuning in as gamers livestream games on Twitch.tv, which has more than 1.5 million broadcasters and 100 million visitors a month. Cedar Rapids startup Streamweaver wants to help gamers monetize their followings on…

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Fireshark Gaming expands from Wichita to Omaha

The unique immersive gaming platform has arrived at The Mark in Omaha, Nebraska. Fireshark Gaming launched in April 2015 as a standalone entertainment space in Wichita, Kansas. Since then 25,000 visitors have tried out the system. “People get out of their house, get in a car, drive to our store, just to have a Fireshark…

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How Anvilhead Studios tapped Omaha’s e-sports scene

In early April Anvilhead Studios sponsored NETWAR, an Omaha LANfest chapter of gaming enthusiasts. “There were about 600 hard-core gamers in a space that covered six basketball floors,” said Steven Taylor, CEO of Anvilhead Studios. The NETWAR event was held at The Mark in Elkhorn, Nebraska, and ran over a 27-hour period. The game development company was…

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Anvilhead Studios wants to change the way you game

Two years ago, Steven Taylor, Founder & CEO of Omaha-based Anvilhead Studios, was feeling stagnant in his latest business venture and wanted to change things up. Soon he found himself at Interface Web School, taking the Ruby on Rails course which was housed in the same building as the Straight Shot accelerator. “I always had…

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Coinplay.io offers indie game bundles for your BitCoin

Kansas City based digital game store Coinplay.io has launched game bundles to help developers sell more copies of their games. In March, Coinplay.io launched a brand new website ahead of their demo day pitch at BetaBlox, a Kansas City ­based startup incubator. At the event, Shane Park, CEO and co-­founder of Coinplay.io, explained to a combined audience of…

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