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Looking Forward to November

A look ahead to UDEN 17 and another industry partner for UDEN - Silicon Slopes. We're also looking for some new blood to join our advisory board, so if you're passionate to get some things moving in digital entertainment in Utah, we need you on our team!  Plus another chance to complete our industry survey and a preview some of the events listed on the events page on the UDEN website!

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Is UDEN Dying

I surely hope not, since I just found put about this place. It can really be a great place to Network and find resources or just show off what you can do. I am not sure why the posts are so few and far between, with all the talent this state has there must be a way to get things really moving. So call the members into action and get others involved and collaborating. Let's make this place work because, I know, I need it. I was going to post about our movie screening but realized that there may not be anyone paying attention. So I am putting it out there.
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91 Days Until The New Year: Time For Action!

This month - we ask what have we achieved together in 2017 so far?  What is stopping you from jumping into AR and VR?  Film makers or game makers, we make the case for action, inspired in no small measure by the excellent presentations at UDEN 16 last month, especially the live AR demo from WildWorks' Pat Carver, of Animal Jam using Apple's ARKit. Don't know any developers?  This is the community to ask! No more excuses!

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Letter from the Chair - September

This month we launch our Industry Survey (which you definitely need to complete if you didn't already) and preview UDEN 16 which promises to be our most popular event yet!

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Letter from the Chair August

This month we look at the leading role that digital entertainment is increasingly playing around the world, and how this opportunity is ours for the taking here in Utah!  

Plus more on UDEN 16 and a look at this month's upcoming events.

 

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Letter from the Chair July

Halfway through 2017, we reflect on one of our best UDEN meetings yet, UDEN #15 last month, and look forward to our BIGGEST event yet, UDEN #16!  Also a soapbox from me about why game companies leave Utah, plus a look at upcoming events.

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Are The Game Makers Leaving Utah?

You might think so, with the very sad news that CastAR is closing its Salt Lake City game studio, less than a year after opening it. This, on the heels of EA and Disney leaving. But each of these closures happened for a different reason. While some game companies may be leaving, the game makers are not - but we do need to change the way we work if we want to stop this cycle.

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UDEN #15 - AR/VR Deep Dive: Work In Progress

A recap of UDEN #15, our first hands-on meeting showcasing work in progress for AR and VR in Utah.

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Letter from the Chair June

June already?  This month we preview the upcoming UDEN #15 meeting at which you can see work in progress on AR and VR projects locally, plus networking.  Plus UDEN's future plans, an update on our social media, membership and donations as well as highlights of this month's upcoming events.

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Letter from the Chair May

On the heels of EA shutting its Salt Lake studio we ask what does Montreal have that Utah doesn't?  We help connect the dots with a vibrant creative community and critical mass. We also look at this month's upcoming events.

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