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Genvid Technologies Selected for Featured Pavilion at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017

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Genvid Technologies Selected for Featured Pavilion at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017

Announces ten games in Genvid technology pipeline

NEW YORK (May 15, 2017) – Game technology solutions provider Genvid Technologies, Inc. (Headquarters: New York, henceforth “Genvid”) today announced it has been selected by TechCrunch as featured startup in the field of Media, Gaming & Entertainment. On May 15, Day 1 of Disrupt NY 2017, Genvid will be the highlighted gaming company of Startup Alley’s Featured Pavilion, and will demo on the Showcase Stage at 12pm on May 17.

“At this year’s TechCrunch, attendees will get a chance to see and touch our unrivaled streaming technology,” says Genvid CEO Jacob Navok. “We’ll be showing off esports, VR and other online titles using our technology to make fully interactive streaming experiences.”

Partnerships with Game Studios Worldwide

Genvid is also announcing today that ten titles, including major esports brands, are in Genvid’s pipeline. Specific title announcements are expected for later this year.

Visitors to Genvid’s booth at TechCrunch Disrupt NY will see streams from Genvid-enabled servers showcasing the cross-platform multiplayer VR title Super Kaiju running from multiple perspectives on YouTube.

Genvid will also showcase its new integration with UK-based Edge Case Games’ popular MOBA title Fractured Space, allowing viewers of streams to spectate live matches of the strategic space war game from their perspective of choice and interact with the stream as though they were in-engine of the game.

Both Unreal and Unity Support: Any Developer, Anywhere Can Make and Monetize an Interactive Stream

Genvid’s SDK, now in its v1.4 release, includes Unreal Engine 4 and Unity support via a simple plugin allows any game developer to quickly get started with interactive streams over YouTube.

The Genvid SDK maps viewer interactions from a game onto the video itself in real-time. As a result, livestreams can be monetized through transactions that are uniquely targeted to the person watching, leading to a huge revenue opportunity for game developers between sponsorships and in-stream purchases.

What is Genvid Technologies?

Founded in 2016 by game industry veterans Genvid is backed by March Capital Partners and OCA Ventures.

Genvid provides an SDK for game developers to integrate into their games and allows game developers to make revolutionary broadcasts. The Genvid SDK is a simple-to-use middleware, flexible enough to run on any streaming platform and infrastructure that developers want to support.

The company’s name is a fusion of two Latin root words, Gen meaning “birth” and Vid meaning “viewing”; reflecting the company’s mission to power a new era of interactive streaming experiences.

A media kit for this release, including screenshots and video, is available at http://www.genvidtech.com/Disrupt2017mediakit/

About TechCrunch Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 is TechCrunch’s 8th annual conference in New York. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate technology-driven disruptions in many industries, while the afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battlefield, where 20+ new companies will launch for the first time onstage, selected to present from numerous applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a $50,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is May 15-17 at Pier 39 in New York.

Contact
Company name: Genvid Technologies, Inc.
Email Address: info@genvidtech.com

The Genvid SDK is Copyright 2016-2017 Genvid Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Epic, Epic Games, Unreal, Unreal Engine, and Unreal Tournament, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. © 2004-2017, Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved.
Unity and the Unity Engine are copyright © 2017 Unity Technologies.
Directive Games and Super Kaiju are copyright © Directive Games Limited.
Edge Case Games and Fractured Space are trademarks of Edge Case Games Ltd © 2017 All rights reserved.

Opening Remarks by Yoichi Wada on Genvid Technologies’ 2017 GDC Session

Yoichi WadaOn March 1, 2017, former Square Enix CEO Mr. Yoichi Wada gave the opening remarks at Genvid Technologies’ GDC session. We’d like to share those remarks with you here. Japanese follows. 日本語は以下へ続く。


Thank you very much for coming.
Today youre going to get a glimpse into the future.
Over the 40 year history of the game industry we have seen its market size grow consistently larger.

From arcade games to console games, and then to smartphones, as devices have become steadily more generalized, the number of people considered players of games has also grown exponentially.

Many may think that, with this, the game industry has finally matured.
However, that is not the case.

Today, the theme is the opening up a new frontier.Wada GDC badge
Until now, the game industry has focused exclusively on the game player.
But please think about this for a moment.

Music, sports, etc the majority of entertainment has built its market place not only on the player, but that of the listener, that of the viewer.
If the game industry pays attention to this opportunity, it can expect to grow many times more. 

Genvid Technologies is focused not on the game player, but on the game viewer, and is the leading company paving the technical foundation for monetizing viewers.
I would like to ask them to present to you what they are working on.

When I was managing Square Enix, I released many products, but game titles are not the only things I have put out in the world.
I take with pride the staff of Genvid as another work I gave birth to during my time at Square Enix.

Thank you again for coming today, and I am sure the Genvid team is looking forward to answering your questions at the conclusion of the session.


Yoichi Wada本日は来ていただいてありがとうございます。
皆様は非常に先見の明がある。
この会場がいっぱいになってから関心を持つのでは遅いですからね。

ゲーム産業は過去40年、一貫して成長してきて非常に大きな市場になりました。
アーケードゲームからゲームコンソール、さらにスマートフォンと、デバイスが一般的になっていく事で、ゲームのプレイヤーの層がどんどん拡大して成長してきたのです。

皆様も、もうこれで、いよいよゲーム産業も成熟期に入ったとお考えでしょう。
ところが、そうではありません。
本日は、新しいフロンティアの開拓がテーマになります。

これまでゲーム産業は、全てゲームプレイヤーのみを対象としてきました。
しかし、よく考えてみてください。
音楽、スポーツ等、ほとんどのエンタテインメントは、プレイヤーだけではなく、視聴者で市場が成立しています。

ゲーム産業もここに着目すれば、まだ数倍の成長が期待できます。

Wada GDC badgeGenvid Technologies は、ゲーム・プレイヤーではなく、ゲーム・ビューアーにフォーカスして、そのマネタイズのための技術的根拠を提案しているリーディングカンパニーです。

これから彼らにプレゼンをお願いしたいと思います。

私はスクウェア・エニックスを経営している間、いくつものproductを出してきましたが、世に出したのはゲームタイトルだけではありません。
Genvid のスタッフも、スクエニの生み出した自信作だと思っています。
それでは、最後までお聞きください。

Genvid Technologies Releases First Interactive Live Streams For VR and MOBA Games Over YouTube

Fractured Space

Fractured Space, by Edge Case Games

GDC marks the unveiling of showcase partnerships with Shanghai’s Directive Games, Guildford’s Edge Case Games, and Montreal’s iLLOGIKA Studios, as well as plugin support for Unity

NEW YORK (Feb 27, 2017) – Game technology solutions provider Genvid Technologies, Inc. (Headquarters: New York, henceforth “Genvid”) today announced a series of partnerships and game integrations at the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC) including the first interactive stream of a VR game on YouTube. Genvid will host a live technical session on March 1 at 11am in addition to live demos on the exhibition floor at booth #333 in Moscone’s South Hall.

“At this year’s GDC, game developers will get their first chance to touch our unrivaled streaming technology,” says Genvid CEO Jacob Navok. “We’ve enjoyed working with our developer partners to create VR and MOBA showcases that are going to blow people away. We’re also announcing our Unity plugin, which comes hot on the heels of our existing UE4 support.”

New Partnerships with Game Studios Worldwide

Visitors to Genvid’s live session will see the world debut of streams from Genvid-enabled servers showcasing the cross-platform multiplayer title Super Kaiju running from multiple perspectives on YouTube, and the ability for viewers in the stream to cheer back to the players wearing the HTC Vive headset.

Super Kaiju

Super Kaiju, by Directive Games

“We have had a strong need for the right way to showcase live matches of our VR title to large audiences,” says Atli Sveinsson, CEO of Directive Games in Shanghai. “Genvid’s ability to power viewer interactivity on livestreaming platforms like YouTube is unlike anything else out there and it has the potential to change eSports forever by allowing the kind of real live engagement and impact that today is only possibly when supporters go to the stadium to cheer their teams.”

Genvid will also discuss its new integration with UK-based Edge Case Games’ popular MOBA title Fractured Space, allowing viewers of streams to spectate live matches of the strategic space war game from their perspective of choice and interact with the stream as though they were in-engine of the game.

“We want viewers of Fractured Space to have the best experience possible and Genvid’s technology allows us to provide a richer experience than has ever been possible before,” says Edge Case CEO James Brooksby. “Both our existing community and newcomers alike will be able to have deeper, more connected experiences with our game as a result.”

Genvid will also showcase new updates to its streaming capabilities for Epic Games’ Unreal Tournament through a partnership with Montreal’s game development studio iLLOGIKA, who has handled the Genvid integration to include new camera angles, real-time player information and advertising capabilities into the popular FPS.

“The Genvid SDK was easy for our team to get up and running,” says iLLOGIKA CEO David Fugère-Lamarre. “Within hours we were able to create interactive streams, and implement different features and functionalities that have never been done before.”

Strong Interest From Top Brands

In addition to game developers, media agencies have also been enthusiastic about the opportunities available through content powered by Genvid. The Genvid SDK enables brands to deploy interactive advertisements to viewers that look native to the game, but targeted to the individual.

“Genvid’s technology opens new doors for brands to reach the hundreds of millions of addressable eSports audience,” says Angel Mendoza of IPG Media Lab, which oversees new, cutting-edge tech opportunities for brands as part of the Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.

Genvid is actively working with top brands and representatives to generate new sponsorship opportunities for developers using its technology.

First Unreal Engine, Now Unity Support: Any Developer, Anywhere Can Make and Monetize an Interactive Stream

Finally, hot on the heels of its release last month of the Genvid Technologies SDK that included a plugin for Unreal Engine 4, Genvid is announcing its latest release of the SDK that includes a plugin for popular game engine Unity. This plugin allows any Unity game developer to quickly get started with interactive streams over YouTube.

The Genvid SDK maps viewer interactions from a game onto the video itself in real-time. As a result, livestreams can be monetized through transactions that are uniquely targeted to the person watching, leading to a huge revenue opportunity for game developers between sponsorships and in-stream purchases.

What is Genvid Technologies?

Founded in 2016 by game industry veterans Genvid is backed by March Capital Partners and OCA Ventures.

Genvid provides an SDK for game developers to integrate into their games and allows game developers to make revolutionary broadcasts. The Genvid SDK is a simple-to-use middleware, flexible enough to run on any streaming platform and infrastructure that developers want to support.

The company’s name is a fusion of two Latin root words, Gen meaning “birth” and Vid meaning “viewing”; reflecting the company’s mission to power a new era of interactive streaming experiences.

A media kit for this release, including screenshots and video, is available at http://www.genvidtech.com/GDC2017mediakit/

Contact:

Company name: Genvid Technologies, Inc.
Email Address: info@genvidtech.com
Company Name: Directive Games Limited
Email Address: info@directivegames.com
Company Name: Edge Case Games
Email Address: stefano@renaissancepr.biz
Company Name: Illogika Studios inc.
Email Address: info@illogika.com

The Genvid SDK is Copyright 2016-2017 Genvid Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
YouTube is a registered trademark of Google Inc.
Epic, Epic Games, Unreal, Unreal Engine, and Unreal Tournament, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. © 2004-2017, Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved.
Unity and the Unity Engine are copyright © 2017 Unity Technologies.
Directive Games and Super Kaiju are copyright © Directive Games Limited.
Edge Case Games and Fractured Space are trademarks of Edge Case Games Ltd © 2017 All rights reserved.
iLLOGIKA is a trademark of Illogika Studios inc. © 2009-2017 All rights reserved.

Genvid Technologies to Present at The Montgomery Summit

The Montgomery Summit logo

Selected from 4,000 nominated companies, Genvid will present its unrivaled eSports broadcasting technology to exclusive audience of innovators, investors and business leaders

LOS ANGELES (February 13, 2017) – Genvid Technologies (henceforth “Genvid”), the leader in interactive broadcasting tech for eSports, has been selected to present at the annual Montgomery Summit, the leading business and technology conference that will take place in Santa Monica, Calif. on March 8 and 9. Genvid will exhibit as part of the First Look track, presenting its business strategy and giving live demonstrations of its technology to an invited audience of 1,000 entrepreneurs, corporate executives and venture capitalists.

“We’re honored to be invited to The Montgomery Summit,” said Genvid CEO Jacob Navok. “We are leading a revolution in the game industry when it comes to interactive streaming, and our invitation to The Montgomery Summit shows the strength of our offering.”

“The caliber of companies nominated for this year’s Summit was higher than ever and the selected presenters will provide excellent insight and expertise into their respective and rapidly evolving fields – from enterprise data to financial technologies to connected devices,” said Jamie Montgomery, founder of The Montgomery Summit. “Our goal is to connect technology’s best entrepreneurs with incredible investors, partners and advisers and to facilitate meetings that will lead to success for all parties.”

This year, a global committee of senior investors from top venture capital and growth funds, prior Summit attendees, researchers, entrepreneurs and Summit partners and staff selected 140 companies to present from over 4,000 nominations. Nominations were evaluated by each company’s sector, stage, growth and engagement metrics, as well as criteria including management, vision, and more.

In addition to presentations from top private growth company CEOs, the two-day event features industry leaders and top innovators in a series of keynotes, panels and salons. Speakers at this year’s Summit include Beth Comstock, vice chair, GE; Rob High, CTO, IBM Watson; John Chambers, chairman, Cisco; and Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former U.S. Army General. Additionally, a Female Founders program that will highlight the rising role of female entrepreneurs and investors in the technology world is scheduled on March 7th.

About Genvid Technologies

Founded in 2016 by game industry veterans Genvid is backed by March Capital Partners and OCA Ventures.

Genvid provides an SDK for game developers to integrate into their games and allows game developers to make revolutionary broadcasts. The Genvid SDK is a simple-to-use middleware, flexible enough to run on any streaming platform and infrastructure that developers want to support.

The company’s name is a fusion of two Latin root words, Gen meaning “birth” and Vid meaning “viewing”; reflecting the company’s mission to power a new era of interactive streaming experiences.

www.genvidtech.com

About The Montgomery Summit

The Montgomery Summit gathers an invited group of entrepreneurs, senior investors and leading executives to discover the most important innovations in business and technology. The event features two days of presentations, keynotes, panels and salons in Santa Monica, Calif.

Previously known as The Montgomery Technology Conference, the Summit has for more than a decade provided unparalleled opportunities to meet a diverse blend of technological visionaries and innovators from all over the world. For more information, visit www.montgomerysummit.com.

Genvid Releases Revolutionary Interactive Streaming Technology for eSports Broadcasts

Integrated support for YouTube, Unreal Engine 4, and Amazon Web Services enables game developers to quickly create and drive revenue from premium eSports broadcasts.

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2017 — Game technology solutions provider Genvid Technologies, Inc. (Headquarters: New York, henceforth “Genvid”) today announced the release of the Genvid SDK, the first broadcast solution built to make any multiplayer game (eSports, VR, MMOs, etc.) more compelling to watch on streaming services such as YouTube.

Game developers using the Genvid SDK can make any live game stream interactive over YouTube or any streaming platform. With Genvid ‘s technology, developers can easily realize and monetize truly premium broadcast experiences for their audiences. Viewers can learn more about their favorite players, cheer for them, switch between different cameras, and even affect the game itself.

“Interactive streaming– the ability to click on video as though you are in the game– is the future of the game industry,” says Genvid CEO Jacob Navok. “Until Genvid, developers looked at viewership as a marketing tool. With our patent-pending technology, the bifurcation between players and viewers breaks down, leading to a new market of revenue opportunity through viewership and a revolution for the game industry.”

Using the Genvid SDK’s simplified cloud launch functionality, developers and broadcasters can also generate and operate as many dynamic, interactive server-side cameras as are needed to showcase the in-game stadium. Interest in the technology has been strong, with over 25 game developers (including the world’s largest publishers) and video game broadcasters having participated in the company’s pre-release testing program.

“As an eSports broadcaster, we’re always looking for innovative technologies that push the viewing experience forward,” says Andy Vander Woude, CEO of Next Generation Esports (NGE). “Genvid’s tech makes video content clickable and interactive in a way we’ve never seen before.”

Interactive Streaming: A Massive Opportunity for Game Developers

The Genvid SDK maps viewer interactions onto the video itself in real-time. As a result, livestreams can be monetized through transactions that are uniquely targeted to the person watching, leading to a huge revenue opportunity for game developers between sponsorships and in-stream purchases.

“Game developers have been looking for solutions that enable meaningful participation in the streaming market,” says Andy Kipling, CEO of Hardsuit Labs in Seattle. “Genvid’s technology opens new opportunities for game creators.”

Developers interested in accessing the Genvid SDK can learn more about it by visiting the Genvid Technologies website at http://www.genvidtech.com

The Genvid SDK Offers Its Rich Functionality for Popular Services

Integrated Support for YouTube

Developers using the Genvid SDK can broadcast live to YouTube while displaying personalized on-screen information, automatically synchronized for each viewer, through seamless integration of the YouTube API.

Unreal Engine 4 Plugin

The Genvid SDK can be quickly integrated into any game, and offers streamlined support for Unreal Engine 4 through a simple-to-use plugin, making interactivity over game streams capable of being deployed in mere minutes with products using the popular game engine. Also included in the Genvid SDK are all the tools and documentation required for studios with proprietary engines to integrate today, with plugin support for other major game engines to be announced soon.

Amazon Web Services Launch Tools (Beta)

The Genvid SDK also includes a beta set of launch tools for cloud deployment of games via Amazon Web Services. Through the Genvid SDK, game developers will be able to easily deploy, control and scale their spectator mode without requiring players to stream the game.

What is Genvid Technologies?

Founded in 2016 by game industry veterans, including the former technical and business leadership of Square Enix Holdings Co. Ltd. subsidiary Shinra Technologies, Genvid is backed by March Capital Partners and OCA Ventures.

Genvid provides an SDK for game developers to integrate into their games and allows game developers to make revolutionary broadcasts. The Genvid SDK is a simple-to-use middleware, flexible enough to run on any streaming platform and infrastructure that developers want to support.

The company’s name is a fusion of two Latin root words, Gen meaning “birth” and Vid meaning “viewing”; reflecting the company’s mission to power a new era of interactive streaming experiences.

A media kit for this release, including screenshots, is available at http://www.genvidtech.com/Jan2017mediakit/
The media kit uses footage from Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha Season.

Genvid Technologies debuted its live demo with Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha Season at CES 2017 from January 5-8 2017 in Las Vegas.

The Genvid SDK is Copyright 2016-2017 Genvid Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
YouTube is a registered trademark of Google Inc.
Epic, Epic Games, Unreal, Unreal Engine, and Unreal Tournament, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. © 2004-2017, Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved.
Shinra Technologies and Square Enix are registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings, Co. Ltd.
No affiliation or endorsement has been made by Square Enix Holdings, Co. Ltd.

CONTACT: Company name: Genvid Technologies, Inc., Email address: info@genvidtech.com

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