Jeff Hangartner – Revealing the Path Less Travelled in Video Game Industry

Jeff HangartnerJeff Hangartner, the founder of the gaming start-up, Bulletproof Outlaws has been a professional developer of games over the last half a decade. Creator of Pixelation, the 1st Pixel Art Forum and also originator of the Pixel tutorials which have been published in the form of a book. Jeff has always been a pioneer of the gaming industry.

CG Today is proud to present Jeff’s exploration as he shares the whole process of creating a start-up right from day 1. With the belief that gaming development is coming back to its original “one programmer in the basement roots” idea, Bulletproof Outlaws is chronicling every step of its start-up process from strategies, to marketing, setting goals and outsourcing, successes and failures. The aim is to help other developers who have ideas but are intimidated by the whole start-up process and are not sure how to go about it.

You can visit his website Bulletproof Outlaws to know more about him or send an email to get connected.

Bulletproof Outlaws - A Diary of a video game studio!

CG Today - Nvidia - GTX-570Hot on the heels of last month’s successful launch of the GeForce® GTX 580 graphics processing unit (GPU), NVIDIA® today announced the immediate availability of the GeForce GTX 570 – the newest addition to its GTX 500 Series of DirectX 11 (DX11) GPUs designed for PC gaming enthusiast platforms. The GeForce GTX 570 brings a new level of DX11 price/performance to the enthusiast PC gaming market while maintaining quiet acoustics and is available starting today from the world’s leading add-in card partners, including ASL, ASUS, Colorful, ECS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, Jetway, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, Point of View, PNY, Sparkle, Zotac and others.

CG Today - Toonz Academy LogoToonz Academy the training division of Technopark based Toonz Animation India is organizing a series of seminars focusing on ‘Animation and Visual Effects’. The first of this have kick-started in Palakad on 6th of this month.

The seminar will focus on the developments in the animation and multimedia industry and also the rising career opportunities in the sector. The horizon that defines animation is now being broadened to include not only the entertainment sector, but also to non-entertainment and increasingly to arts, science, defense, gaming etc. 

CG Today - Manta Ray LogoManta Ray Comics, a new independent publisher of comics and graphic novels based in Bangalore is about to release their debut black and white graphic short story ‘Hush’. Hush has been created by two NIDians Pratheek Thomas & Rajiv Eipe.

Speaking to CG Today Pratheek Thomas, Co-founder of Manta Ray Comics said, “The graphic story Hush targets an audience of 18-35 age group. Starkly illustrated and unencumbered by words, Hush aspires to be a step forward for graphic story telling in India”

CG Today - Prime FocusPrime Focus opens 50,000 sq. ft. studio facility for 2D to 3D conversion, creating employment opportunities for over 3000 professionals.

Prime Focus, one of the world’s largest visual entertainment services groups, announces the launch of its new facility in Chandigarh. This is the tenth Prime Focus facility in India, which also operates studios in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa and Mumbai.

The 50,000 sq ft, which opens on December 25, 2010, will hold 3000 artists, and be dedicated to working on global projects, utilising Prime Focus’ global digital pipeline which connects India to North America and the UK.

Mr. Merzin Tavaria, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Director (India), commented: “Our new facility in Chandigarh is a major expansion of our View-D™ 2D to stereo 3D conversion capacity.

CG Today - FrameboxxOne of the world's leading animation studio, Prime Focus, has decided to open its studio in Mohali near Chandigarh.

Frameboxx Animation & Visual Effects, India's premier animation training institute with 50 centres across the country, organized a career seminar at Chandigarh, Punjab, December 11, 2010 to apprise the students for growing opportunities in the field of animation and 3D work.

Mr Naveen Gupta, Executive Director, Frameboxx said that a major chunk of Hollywood work for conversion of movies into stereo 3D conversion is being outsourced to India in a big way and one of the leading Indian studio, Prime Focus, has recently bagged an order of US$ 2 billion, and there is a huge demand for trained manpower to handle the work.

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