Digital Lode Immersive Media, Melbourne
Digital Lode is startup immersive media company based in Melbourne Australia.
We live and breathe immersive technology. We are VR evangelists and have banded together over our shared love of Stealth games like Metal Gear Solid and Splinter Cell. We are a core team of 10, 2 of which work remote.
Our original IP is Espire 1: VR Operative; a made-for-VR Stealth title with a focus on player volition. We strive to offer players full freedom of movement within the VR world, without motion sickness. Espire is being published by Tripwire Interactive and was released on all major VR systems in 2019.
Buy Espire 1
Aside from our development efforts on Espire, LODE also does contract work in immersive media, primarily interactive VR and AR applications B2B.
Website currently under construction.
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Studio 60 / Docklands Cotton Mills
91 Moreland St
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Espire Development Team
Espire 1: VR Operative is developed with the oversight of Tripwire Interactive.
Core Espire Team – Digital Lode
Michael Wentworth-Bell / Game Director, Game Design, Art, Programming
Nick Acciarito / Business Manager
Patrick Giang / 3D Artist, 3D Generalist, UE4 Generalist, Optimization – PC to Oculus Quest
Matthew Henderson / Tech Artist, 3D Generalist, UE4 Generalist, Optimization – PC to Oculus Quest
Alex Floate / Level Design, Game Design, Balancing
Alex Shedlock / Narrative Design, Game Design
Darren Wallace / Lead Concept Art, Lead 3D Artist
Alf Kuhlmann / 3d & Motion Graphics Artis
Shane Colbert / Programming – Core Game Mechanics, Voice Recognition Plugin
Khanh Dat Ho / Programming – Game Systems
Justin Hendrix Villegas: Programming – AI system
Josh Simons /Advisor
Richard Knight, Tim Brcan, Ben Brcan, David Johnstone /Business Development
For full team and credits, please check the Espire website