Gala Games Galacon

Galacon Las Vegas: Into the Galaverse

In December of 2021, XiteLabs brought its expertise in visual content creation to help bring a diverse array of screens to life at Gala Games’ Into the Galaverse. The Galaverse show was produced in partnership with VOLO Events Agency, a leading producer and production company for live events and experiential marketing for global brands. VOLO is led by Primetime Emmy Award-winning Producer, Charles Marto, who served as Executive Producer and Producer for Galaverse. For 35 years, Marto has produced notable events, network television celebrity music specials, and immersive experiences for brands. The conference fused gaming, music, and NFTs through first-of-their-kind experiences.

Gala Games hired VOLO Events Agency, an experiential marketing agency with offices in Atlanta and Las Vegas led by executive producer Charles Marto to executive produce the event. The exciting scenic and event designs that VOLO created the platform and infrastructure to immerse the audience in a spectacular format, and provided some amazing canvases for XiteLabs to paint with pixels. To fill some of the LED and projection screen canvases the Xite team employed cutting-edge technologies. Some of these included Unreal Engine, Octane Renderer, Cinema 4D, and Disguise. Moreover, Xitelabs broke new barriers by using one of the largest live nDisplay systems the team has ever deployed. This allowed for great flexibility, onsite programming, and dynamic changes right up until when the show went live.

About the Galaverse Animations & Virtual Worlds

The octagonal shaped entertainment space for “Into the Galaverse” served as the central hub of the event. The room displayed dynamic video content created in Unreal Engine, which was presented across the 8 projection screens and a large central LED using nDisplay.

XiteLabs created a photo realistic world for The Walking Dead Empires game announcement theatrical show. The world incorporated complex virtual lighting using the native DMX  plugin to dynamically control scenic lighting, atmosphere lighting, and special effects. XiteLabs also created a custom rendered 10 minute long content narrative piece using Cinema 4D for screens content inside the rich Echoes of Empire set. 

The event kicked off each day with a big branded, animated show open that XiteLabs’ animation team produced in strong collaboration with Gala Games, and led by VOLO Furthermore, this animated segment features some of Gala’s most beloved VOX characters, nodes, and the core tenets of blockchain gaming.

More About Galacon

Xite’s scope of work for Galacon: Into the Galaverse also consisted of creating several custom broadcast packages. One was for Spider Tanks while another was for live stream / show utility. These encompassed title introduction videos, exclusive interviews, behind the scenes videos, and drone videography. This content gave viewers more information about Galacon as well as a glimpse into the making of the event. XiteLabs co-owner, legendary visual jockey Vello Virkhaus utilized his vast expertise to curate and program content for the some live musical performances. Virkhaus delivered his live visual expertise to hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg, BT, and rising electronic stars Bassjackers. In addition, the event also featured super star musical performances, booked by VOLO from headlining talent Maroon 5, Arcade Fire, and the Kings of Leon.

Galacon NFT Gallery 

Xite created a 360 degree NFT gallery featuring 888 and some of today’s most revered NFT artists.

 

Credits

Client: VOLO Events

Executive Producer, CEO & Producer: Charles Marto

Associate Producer: Nick Geber

Head of Strategy: Ann Wilson

XiteLabs

 

Creative Directors: Vello Virkhaus, Greg Russell

Executive Producer: Jackie Evans

Media Producer: Emile Wolsky

Technical Director: Jeremy Vannix

Live Action BTS Producer & DP: Pierce Cook

Interview Producer: Steven Farnsworth

BTS Producer: Alex Hluch

Production Partners: Evolve Media Group, Lightswitch, Geartech Systems

D3 Media Server Operators: Simon Anaya, Anthony Vasquez

Technical Production & Visual Design: Bobbie Bunn

Unreal CG Artists: Rodel Aragon, Valerie Stephens, Diego Castro, Pixela Labs

3D Model, Texture & Design: Myokyung Shon

3D Animation & Design: Kevin Aguirre, Akel Issa, Davy Force, Jorge Vasquez Perez, Galagames team

Production & Management Assist: Sylvie Barnett

Render Farm Support: Manuel Choi

 

Xitelabs Galacon 2021 Reel

Galacon: Into the Galaverse Opening Sequence