NEW YORK – November 2, 2010 – Studio One Networks will produce and distribute the first series of syndicated programs on game development and digital artistry. Aimed at serious game designers, Digital Innovation Gazette (DIG) intends to fill a gaming industry information gap with expert content addressing graphics, programming, pirating and monetization.
DIG is sponsored by Intel’s Visual Adrenaline and will run for 36 consecutive weeks on top game development sites. DIG is advised by a council that includes a former Entertainment Software Rating Board rater, 3-D technology creators and leading business technology journalists. In a weekly digital program that focuses on gaming trends and the business behind digital development, industry veteran Elizabeth Wasserman leads an editorial team of subject matter experts. “The gaming development industry is on the rise, but without adequate information sources to support it,” Wasserman said. “DIG will fill that gap.
DIG features digital artistry, game development, work-flow and tech tools channels, alongside exclusive blogs written by developers, for developers. The aim of the publication is to serve as a single source for the industry, encompassing design through production phases.
The program will contain five main editorial sections:
Game Dev: The latest gaming trends, interviews with developers, expert insights and ways for game developers to improve their workflow.
Digital Artistry: Inspiration from interviews with the most innovative digital artists to showcases of exciting, cutting-edge work.
Workflow: The latest technologies and strategies that can help improve workflow, including comment areas where developers and artists can share their tips and advice.
Tech Tools: Coverage of the technology behind the art goes beyond the niche markets of animation and gaming to give a broader look at the newest trends in visual computing.
In a day when click through rates are approaching zero and the Interactive Advertiser’s Bureau CEO Randall Rothenberg notes that “we have infused the [Internet] environment with ugliness and clutter,” DIG’s producers hope to reduce the “pester factor” plaguing online advertising by delivering the best answers brought to you by a notable sponsor.
Digital Innovation Gazette can be previewed at www.digitalinnovationgazette.com, At press, Studio One Networks had released the program to charter partners including Digital Media Net, CGArena, Addict of Fiction, and Programmer’s Heaven. “We’re excited about this program because it releases the best of industry-insider content and integrates with the community of developers where they live,” said Andrew Susman, Studio One Networks CEO.
About Studio One Networks
Established in 1998, Studio One Networks pioneered the discipline of Internet content syndication for megabrands and major media partners. Today, Studio One is the oldest, largest and most successful firm in the field. The company has amassed a loyal base of sponsors and programs, including P&G (The Dog Daily), Symantec (Your Security Resource) and Bridgestone USA (Driving Today). Every day, Studio One reaches more than 200 million viewers globally through 1,000 syndication partners in 17 languages.