Louisiana Digital Gaming Initiative (LDGI) welcomes its newest staff member, Tripp George. Tripp George will be responsible for coordinating all LDGI events and organizing LDGI's entrepreneurial programs. LDGI is excited to have Tripp as its official Entrepreneurship and Event Coordinator.
While Tripp is new to the digital media industry, his studies in Finance and Entrepreneurship at Louisiana State University, as well as his in-depth background in entrepreneurship in Louisiana, make him a perfect candidate for his position. Tripp has previously worked for other Louisiana’s startup companies, which includes Pelican Finance and Cross Bayou exploration.
When asked about his role at LDGI, Tripp stated, “I am excited about working in the digital media and emerging technologies and am optimistic about what LDGI can do for companies and industry growth within Louisiana.” LDGI is happy to have him part of its team, and we look forward to his forthcoming programs and events.
Our second International Game Developer Association, IGDA, meeting has been push back to Friday to go along with the Red Stick Animation Festival. Here are the details:
Where: 3rd Floor of the Shaw Center, downtown Baton Rouge
Speakers: Jameson Quave from Touch Studios
Agenda: Reception, updates, and nominations of officers.
To help promote Video Games Live (VGL), LDGI's Executive Director, Jeff Pellegrin, and Technology Project Manager, Royce Guillory, had a lot of fun with the local Gamestop crowds to enlighten the masses on the upcoming concert.
Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras and choirs perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action, and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience. This is a concert event put on by the video game industry to help encourage and support the culture and art that video games have become..
Awarded video game composer and Executive Producer of Video Games Live, Tommy Tallarico, and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra come together to show off the musical side of the video game industry. Having won over 45 awards for best video game audio and having more than 275 games under his belt, it's easy to say that Tommy Tallarico will produce an entertainment experience to truly behold. Musical scores range from popular video game titles, such as World of Warcraft to Final Fantasy and Halo. The concert is Nov 13th 7pm at the Baton Rouge River Center. Get your tickets now and don't miss out on the gaming experience of a life time. Below are pictures of fans of the concert and avid gamers who are waiting for the midnight release of Call of Duty Black Ops.
Royce Guillory is currently the Technology Project Manager for the Louisiana Digital Gaming Initiative. Royce’s prior role was that of a quality assurance tester at the Baton Rouge Electronic Arts (EA) Quality Assurance Center. While at EA, Royce worked on two titles: John Madden 2011 and NCAA 2011. Royce obtained his education in the industry from Baton Rouge Community College Entertainment Technology Program. Besides working at EA, Royce managed two development teams, which worked on casual PC titles.
Louisiana Digital Gaming Initiative is proud to have an industry expert and a developer who is managing our current digital media projects. His understanding and expertise is vital to companies and teams who are looking to settle or start-up in Louisiana. Royce definitely brings a sense of confidence and leadership to the Louisiana Digital Gaming Initiative family. Royce has been an avid fan of digital media and electronic gaming since he was young and looks up to top industry experts like Warren Spector, Hideo Kojima, and Keiji Inafune for their inspiring designs and roles in the industry.