ACCELERATORS + GAME DEV
“Accelerated Creativity: Incubating an award-winning Indie Video Game”
Patrick Manhatton’s new video game Arcbruiser, a “co-operative action game with an emphasis on story”, has recently received wide acclaim from Oregon’s Indie game community. Listen in as we learn how this entrepreneur and community organizer found his way to the RAIN Corvallis/OSU Advantage Accelerator where he recently graduated from their ACCELERATE program.
We’ll discuss how the incubator helps entrepreneurs like Patrick all across the southern Willamette Valley navigate the intersection of creativity and commerce, turning bright ideas into viable businesses.
We’ll ask what it’s like to be part of an accelerator and what kinds of subtle innovation and principled thought is at the heart of Manhatton’s Theory Software. We also find out what financial pressures are inherent in the gaming business, and how the Oregon’s video game community is becoming an important piece of our economic landscape.
We’ll keep you posted on the upcoming launch of Arcbruiser’s Kickstarter campaign. Also, if you didn’t listen to the first episode in this two-part conversation, be sure to check out (below) our earlier podcast with Mark Lieberman and Anna Walsh, two innovative leaders at the RAIN Corvallis/OSU Advantage Accelerator who offer the training and assistance entrepreneurs like Patrick need to build successful companies.