Daniel Rehn and Adam Robezzoli–both experienced designers and producers of multimedia and game development–want to put together a nonprofit organization named LA Game Space, and they need your help to do it.
There’s been much debate on whether the game industry has reached a creative lull, whether consoles are dead, and whether gaming can be considered art. This is where LA Game Space would like to throw in its two cents.
La Game Space is intended to be a mecca for creative game designers and developers, a place where the indie community can thrive by showing off their work in large-scale exhibitions; where there can be workshops on the gaming industry for newcomers and experts alike; where residencies for experimental game design development can be funded; and where research labs can test for new ways to interact with technology.
Best yet, interested parties don’t have to travel to LA to experience LA Game Space or get access to its data: all research will be archived online and available to all.
To sweeten the deal, Rehn and Robezzoli have received support from fellow indie and artistic game developers, and are offering 30 games for a $15 dollar pledge. These games include an exclusive new title developed by Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi; a title by Adventure Time creator Pen Ward; a title by Unfinished Swan’s Ben Esposito; and more. Higher pledges will also earn exclusive shirts (one even designed by Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley) and special prints.
You can check out all the details in their video below, and on the LA Games Space Kickstarter page.
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