What is Lokus Digital made of?
Big Data Visualization
Visualizing massive trajectory data in real time is an extremely difficult task. As a part of a Tekes funded Supra project at Åbo Akademi we developed a scalable cloud service that can quickly show tracks matching an end user’s request.
We have deep knowledge in extracting information from small to large datasets using SQL or NoSQL. Network science is one of our key areas of expertise. We also do risk modeling and credit analysis.
Lokus Digital creates games to entertain and to educate. In our games we want to create a captivating atmosphere with a strong theme. We create games for mobile devices and desktops.
We are eager to bring our scientific knowledge to solve the big puzzles in data. Meanwhile, the world needs more fun and that is why we turn on the crazy scientist gear and make games. Be it nuclear war or credit scoring, we are ready to get our hands dirty.
Analyzing massive data sets, credit worthiness or risk management
Development of games for various platforms
How about making a game in 48 hours? From scratch. Well that’s what we and about 10k other developers did last weekend. This crazy event was Global Game Jam. It as about games, games and games. And fun. There are hundreds of places around the world hosting this event. Our locale was in Turku. At[…]
It has now been one week since the demoday of Startup Sauna. That was quite an event. Indeed, it was the biggest demoday in whole Europe – a sign of the progress of startup scene in Finland. Some 500 people attended. Having attended Founder’s Showcase in the Valley, I can safely that our standards were[…]
We had just started in the Startup Sauna when it was time to leave for the States. In a way it was sad but new adventures were waiting. Quite suitably the last sessions at the Sauna was about networking. A skill that would definitely come in handy on the trip. There was a lot to[…]
Mini Seedcamp Prague was an amazing event. With nearly two dozen startups bristling with energy and nearly 70 mentors with a combined experience of more than a thousand years – you probably can guess by now that it means something remarkable! Before the main event we had pitch training and a possibility to get to[…]
After the successful day of Startup Sauna Warmup we applied also for Mini Seedcamp Prague. Seedcamp is an early-stage micro seed investment fund and mentoring programme which has been called a global answer to Y Combinator http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2011/04/15/seedcamp-a-global-answ…. Our application managed to convince the referees and we are in the contest! The application process was far[…]
After the demoday of Summer of Startups Turku we felt it was a time for a small pivot. We had been working hard to get an early playable prototype for the demoday – and we did have one for the day. For various reasons we decided to switch to using Unity 3D. This new choice[…]
All the founders of Lokus Digital originate in the academia. Needless to say, it’s a big leap to the world of entrepreneurship. And the landing may be rough. I have only spent few short months as an entrepreneur but let me tell you some of the differences and similarities I have learned so far. Let’s[…]
Guess I was not finished with the rant, so let us continue. In the last post I mentioned that few mobile games take advantage of the social possibilities. This is not the only missed opportunity with mobile platforms. When you really look at it, a smartphone holds an incredible load of features ready for developers[…]
I have always been a fan of computer games. My first gaming experiences were of games which no one would think of playing nowadays (no, I am not old enough to have played Pong). They were ugly but some had some very nice innovation in them. I may sound ungrateful but venture to say that[…]
Spending the last week thinking through the values of first ourselves and then our company made me think that perhaps we should write about the process. In a sense we were already somewhat clear on some of the values we have in the company, but it is always good to write things done. Especially as[…]