Creative Opportunity Program Supports Soma Games’ “Writing For Video Games Retreat”
What has Oregon Film been up to? – After assuring our industry worked so well through the turbulent pandemic period with several projects of all sizes, 2022 started off with a slow down. Needless to say, Oregon is still attractive and a great place to bring your creative production. Recently we worked with the state legislature and partners like the OMPA and the IATSE and SAG-AFTRA unions to increase the film and media cash rebate percentages from 18% to 25%. In addition, the annual funding for the OPIF program increased from $14M to $20M. Continue reading... “Oregon Film: Who We Are & What We Do (Update 2022)”
We are finally seeing the light at the end of a very long tunnel for many of us. This doesn’t mean the work is done or there won’t be challenges and changes going forward, but it does mean that we are starting to see more opportunity and more creativity in all areas of our industry here in Oregon.
We’ve highlighted several stories about our community’s resilience through “The New Normal” series from local companies like Talented Animals, Ravenous Studios, Limbo Films, The Art of Make-up School, PDXpendables, Cast Iron Studios, Koerner Camera and Picture This. Continue reading... “Oregon Film: Who We Are And What We Do – 2021”
Willamette Writers has partnered with Newberg, OR-based Soma Games to host an online no-cost workshop diving into the technical, craft, and business elements of writing for video games…and we want you to be there! Whether you’re considering a writing career in the games industry, or if you’re just intrigued about how stories shape the development of games, this 90-minute workshop will bring you into the minds of Oregon’s leading industry professionals who want to share their stories with you. Continue reading... “Video Game Writing Workshop Hosted Online By Soma Games & Willamette Writers”
Blizzard and Hinge teamed up on cinematics and loading screens for Warcraft 3 Reforged. First, they reimagined the epic battle between Arthas and Illidan – the first 30 second teaser was unveiled at BlizzCon 2019 to excited fans! They also remastered the classic Warcraft 3 cinematics scenes to look great in HD. Finally, they brought 2D game art to life in campaign loading screens. It was an awesome collaboration for a huge game franchise!
Continue reading... “Hinge Digital & Blizzard Team Up For Warcraft 3 Reforged”
This has become something of a tradition, at least in our minds. As we come to the end of another fiscal year, we want to take a moment and reflect on some of the things we have been able to accomplish during the past year and hopefully come up with some improvements for the next.
As part of Oregon Film’s effort to reach projects and talent that are not being directly impacted by our incentive programs, we helped create a separate non-profit called the, #OregonMade Creative Foundation (OMCF). Continue reading... “Oregon Film: Who We Are and What We Do (Update 2019)”
CARTOON NETWORK GAME JAM PARTY AT Revolution Hall (1300 Southeast Stark Street, #110, Portland, OR 97214),
Fri, June 8, 2018
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM PDT
Hosted by Rose City Games and PIGSquad.
“The Cartoon Network Game Jam was held in February of 2016, challenging almost 200 game artists, programmers, musicians, and more to make videogames in under 48 hours at a shared event space in Portland, OR. After the winning team was awarded a publishing deal with Cartoon Network and released their game “Dynamite’s Action News,” a portion of the jam’s documentary footage was released on YouTube – join us to see the content that remains unreleased in this exclusive screening! Continue reading... “Get Your Tickets For Rose City Games and PIGSquad’s Cartoon Network Game Jam: Documentary Screening & Game Night!”
As we move into another busy production season and a new fiscal year, we wanted to proactively answer a few questions about the Oregon Film & Video Office, a/k/a/ The Governor’s Office of Film & Television, a/k/a Oregon Film.
Did you know this office was “founded” in 1968 by Gov. McCall as a way to help better organize the needs of the film “Paint Your Wagon” that was in the throes of shooting in Baker County? Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Who We Are & What We Do!”
Portland, OR August 15, 2016: Bent Image Lab, announces their Augmented Reality platform, “youAR”TM, is coming out of stealth mode into alpha testing.
For the last three years, Bent has been developing youARTM along with computer vision technology and systems enabling multiuser, real-time, markerless AR content to be viewed with a single lens smartphone.
Along with the announcement, Bent released a demo video showcasing the use of its proprietary AR and computer vision technology; “NEXT LEVEL AR!!! Continue reading... “Bent Image Lab Unveils Secret Augmented Reality Project”
Oregon is fast becoming a top hub for video game developers, and SuperGenius, led by CEO and founder Paul Culp, is at the leading edge of that trend. Culp exemplifies the creative and disciplined new breed of Oregon indie tech pioneers, contributing to an industry already valued at $111 million and ranked 9th in the nation. Read the full article in About Face here.
Article written by Justin Fields. Continue reading... “Paul Culp, SuperGenius Studios and Game Development in Oregon”