Game On is the Oregon Game Organization (OGO)'s annual celebration of games and new technology. This year, OGO and TAO have teamed up to bring you several presentations on Oregon games, where games are meeting enterprise, and a wide array interactive gaming stations and demos showcasing regional companies and their work.
Our evening will begin with demos, drinks & hors d’oeuvres, followed by several local companies sharing their current work and what is on the horizon for gaming. We will wrap up the evening by sharing additional hand-picked demos to educate and entertain all attendees of Game On.
The world of gaming is evolving rapidly. Games are a strong and ongoing contributor to job creation and the state’s economy, and the rapidly expanding AR & VR markets offer opportunities for us to use gaming skill sets to solve real world problems. Join business and creative leaders, policy makers and educators on the evening of March 9th to see what where we’ve been and what’s coming next.
President - Pipeworks
Innovation at the Intersection of Games and the Real World
The mission of Pipeworks in Eugene, Oregon is to be the most innovative game studio in the world. Catch a glimpse of bleeding-edge technologies with broad applications beyond entertainment, including interactive broadcasting, VR and mixed reality, machine learning and AI, biometric control, and geosocial apps.
Executive Director - Oregon Story Board
Oregon Story Board is dedicated to creating educational opportunity and workforce development pathways in Oregon's emerging Virtual Reality ecosystem. They are building upon their Microsoft HoloLens academic programming to offer more classes, workshops and access to devices for anyone interested in learning more about how to participate in the new VR/AR/MR revolution.
Communications Officer - PIGSquad
Lead Community Organizer - PIGSquad
Global Game Jam is the world's largest game jam event taking place at over 700 physical locations around the world. PIGSquad has been hosting a GGJ site in Portland since 2012, providing opportunities to develop games among friends and make new acquaintances during a 48 hour game making challenge! Will Lewis and Corey Warning share their perspectives on organizing the annual Portland site, as well as their experiences while jamming.
CEO - SuperGenius Studio
COO - SuperGenius Studio