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April 7, 2019

X2 Games’ Zai Ortiz and Nolan Bushnell Deliver Immersive Storytelling with Tabletop Tech

Biz Media | Toy News -- April 7, 2019


Zai Ortiz and Nolan Bushnell are working together under the joint venture banner of X2 Games, launching the first fully immersive Amazon Alexa-powered tabletop game St. Noire. Players take on the role of detective in piecing together clues and solving a crime in a murder-mystery adventure developed for the 21st century gamer. X2 Games aims to create games that people will play for years. Mr. Ortiz says, “[We are creating] games that almost everyone could get into because they commit fully to one thing: the gameplay. There is an immense power in the social aspect of gaming, and the shared, social component of game play isn’t just some afterthought or separate ‘game mode,’ it is the game play.” X2 is only scratching the surface of upcoming Mixed Reality in tabletop gaming.


Link to Interview: TABLETOP TECH? “WE’RE ONLY SCRATCHING THE SURFACE”

March 20, 2019

Exclusive Demo of St. Noire with Amazon at GDC

If you’re attending Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 in San Francisco, CA, visit the Amazon Game Tech booth #S627 for an exclusive live demo of ST. NOIRE An AI-Hosted Cinematic Board Game. Booth opens at 10 am starting March 20th - 22nd 2019.

March 18, 2019

Zai Ortiz and Amazon Talk the Future of Gaming at GDC

San Francisco -- March 18, 2019


Presenting St. Noire as a case study in Alexa game development, Zai Ortiz of X2 Games presents the evolution of user interaction. Voice gaming is new frontier with developers pioneering new ways to engage with players. X2 Games presents St. Noire as a new way to engage with players and with that the evolution from traditional user interfaces to an interactive Voice interface. Explore how voice-first games can reach tens of millions of Alexa devices, re-imagine new ways to play and push the boundaries of engaging voice games.


March 18, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Moscone Center, San Francisco

Game Developers Conference - Sponsored Dev Day

Room 3001, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Indie Games Summit


For more information click here - "Alexa, Give Your Game a Voice" Presented by Amazon


March 15, 2019

X2 Games Brings the Future of Gameplay to SXSW

Austin, TX -- March 15, 2019


Zai Ortiz of X2 Games is one of the key speakers at Toys and Games of Today and The Future of Play at SXSW 2019. Hear about the future of innovative technologies that will shape the new landscape of immersive gameplay. Learn about how X2 Games is innovating tabletop gaming with new tech, and get an early look at the future of voice-controlled gaming.



March 15, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Austin Convention Center

Gaming Expo - Discovery Stage - Exhibit

Hall 2

500 E Cesar Chavez‍


For more information click here - SXSW: Toys and Games of Today and The Future of Play


January 17, 2019

X2 Games Delivers Keynote Speech at The Global Alexa Conference

Chattanooga, TN -- January 17, 2019


X2 Games delivered a keynote speech at the Global Alexa Conference, demonstrating how immersive technology will influence the future of game development and detailed the process behind X2’s debut game: St. Noire. The Conference featured The Alexa World Fair, the first exhibit to feature Alexa-oriented products and honored St. Noire with the Best-In-Show Gold Award.


January 15-17, 2019

Chattanooga Convention Center

1150 Carter St.