Video game incubator scheduled to open in B.R. next month

February 14, 2013

David Jacobs, BusinessReport.com

Like a small but growing number of Baton Rouge-based entrepreneurs, Alex LaPlace, co-founder of Stasis Soft, is looking to make his mark in the digital media business. His company plans to create a three-part video game called Revelations: The Outbreak. LaPlace calls the project a "grassroots nod to the original survival horror genre," and it will feature zombies, naturally. Stasis Soft is expected to be one of the first clients of a "digital content" incubator scheduled to launch in early March at the Louisiana Technology Park on Florida Boulevard. Tech Park spokesman Jesse Hoggard says the digital incubator initially will host two or three companies with two to eight members each. He says park staffers are preparing the space and meeting with potential mentors, advisers, and companies. As with current Tech Park clients, video game incubator companies would receive discounted office space, data center access, and consultation services, while also gaining access to industry-specific software and hardware. The state provides tax incentives for digital media companies, and the Tech Park's new video game incubator is being established with help from a $75,000 Delta Regional Authority grant.

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