Factsheet

Developer:
Funktronic Labs
Based in Pasadena, California

Founding date:
July 18, 2013

Website:
funktroniclabs.com

Press / Business Contact:
hello@funktroniclabs.com

Social:
twitter.com/funktroniclabs
facebook.com/funklabs
vimeo.com/funktroniclabs

Releases:
Lotus
Starbear-taxi
Collider
Nova-111
Kyoto
Cosmictrip

Address:
77 N. Mentor Ave (Suite #201)
Pasadena, CA 91107

Phone:
626-714-7717

Description

Funktronic Labs is an independent game development studio that focuses on bringing creative experiences through games, VR/AR and other interactive media.

History

Brief History

Funktronic Labs first started off partnering up with Leap Motion to deliver Funktronic Lab's first release, "Lotus". Lotus is a mind-altering interactive audiovisual experience that allows the player to use motion controls to create amazing music and visuals! Subsequent to Lotus' release was "Kyoto", an award-winning interactive ambient musical experiment that serves as an homage to the wonderful city of Kyoto. Funktronic Labs has recently released "Nova-111", with funding from the Indie Fund. Now, the studio is completely focused on Virtual Reality, and is working to release Cosmic Trip.

About the Founder

Funktronic Labs is headed by Eddie Lee, a former programmer of the Japanese game studio Q-Games, where he worked on the PixelJunk™ series as well as other internal projects. During his time there, he helped develop the IGF Nominated (2013) "PixelJunk™ 4am" as well as the upcoming "PixelJunk™ Inc". Beyond video games, Eddie is also involved with the demoscene as well as the digital arts scene. Some of his work has been shown at various art exhibitions around the world, including the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GATFA) in San Francisco, Gates Foundation in Seattle, and Dundee Contemporary Arts in Scotland. He won 1st place at the Tokyo Demofest Competition (2013) with his demo "Artifacts", which was subsequently included in the "Real-Time Live" demoscene real at SIGGRAPH. Recently, he was involved in an audiovisual performance at TEDxChiyoda, called "SIGMA", and was also awarded the "Best Art Award" at the Sense of Wonder Night 2013 event at Tokyo Game Show for the game "Kyoto".

Projects


Videos

Funktronic Labs Studio Profile Vimeo

Cosmic Trip (VR) - Launch Trailer YouTube

Nova-111 // Announcement Trailer YouTube, Vimeo

Collider // Trailer YouTube, Vimeo

Creating Virtual Playgrounds with Eddie Lee YouTube, Vimeo

Humanelectro + "∑(SIGMA)" YouTube, Vimeo


Images

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There are far more images available for Funktronic Labs, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


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Awards & Recognition

  • "Sense of Wonder - Best Art Award" - Tokyo, Japan - 20 September, 2013
  • "Not Games - Main Exhibition" - Köln, Germany - 19 August, 2013
  • "FWA Award" - United Kingdom - 13 August, 2013
  • "Tokyo Demofest - 1st Place" - Tokyo, Japan - 9 February, 2013

Selected Articles

  • "An Arty Oculus Trip Through the Large Hadron Collider"
    - Joseph Flahtery, Wired
  • "Introducing The Human Beat-Box"
    - Lizzie Kurita, Intel's Creators Project
  • "Lotus adds much-needed psychedelia"
    - Chris Priestman, Indie Statik
  • "Indie Fund Now Backing Nova-111"
    - Editor, Indie Fund
  • "Whatever you want to call it, it's beautiful"
    - Lena LeRay, Gamasutra
  • "Dazzling audio-visual experiences"
    - John Polson, IndieGames

Nova-111
A sci-fi themed turn-based + real-time action game. http://nova111.com/.

Funktronic Blog
Our funky blog http://blog.funktroniclabs.com/.

Funktronic Dev Space
A look into Funktronic Lab's workspace blog.funktroniclabs.com.

Humanelectro + SIGMA
Live audiovisual performance http://sigmaproject.net/.



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