At the epicenter of helping high-tech startups bring their products and services to market and driving economic development is our friends at Louisiana Technology Park. Their state-of-the-arts Level Up Lab is focused specifically on bringing new digital media companies to Louisiana and supporting innovation. During TEDxLSU 2017, attendees will get to play alongside four of their video game developers, including King Crow Studios, Procedural Reality (Limit Theory), Duck Block Games, and Starblade Games - Nefarious.
- King Crow Studios is one of the fastest growing game companies in Louisiana and is currently poised for big expansion in 2017. In addition to helping the local indie game community with marketing and public relations, King Crow Studios is currently creating three games: Quest of Souls, Necroball, and Galactic Chef VR.
- Procedural Reality (Limit Theory) is a video game technology company focused on researching, developing, and applying advanced algorithms to automatically generate content traditionally created by humans. The company specializes in creating games, custom game engines, and game-related tools that leverage procedural generation techniques to dramatically reduce the budget and manpower requirements of large projects. Procedural Reality is currently working on the sandbox space simulation game Limit Theory while also developing engine technologies to support the unique requirements of the title.
- Duck Block Games is a small company founded by two brothers with a passion for games. Our goal is to make fun games with depth and feeling, along with the occasional thoughtful nod to some of our old favorites. Their game, Forsaken Castle: Forsaken Castle is a 2D action platformer set in a fantasy world. You play as Lily, a newly appointed paladin sent to investigate a decrepit castle occupied by a host of monsters. Looking to climb her way up the ranks by eradicating some evil, she quickly finds that she may just be in over her head. Navigate ruins filled with traps, solve puzzles, and uncover dark secrets in the spirit of classic games such as Castlevania and Metroid.
- Starblade Games - Nefarious is an action platformer where you globe hop between several kingdoms kidnapping princesses who alter gameplay in unique ways. Then thwart various heroes in reverse boss fights, recreated iconic battles where you control the boss.