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Kauai entrepreneur tapped for game conference

February 28, 2017 GMT

HONOLULU — The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s Creative Industries Division applauds Creative Lab Hawaii Program Mobile Game App fellows, Tracy Davidson of Kauai and Stacey Hayashi of Oahu, for being selected by their mentors to participate in this year’s Game Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, March 1 to 3.

“It’s exciting to see our creative entrepreneurs going off to pitch ideas and showcase Hawaii’s talent at the world’s largest professional game industry event,’ said DBEDT Director Luis P. Salaveria. “Creative Lab Hawaii has tremendous potential, and continues to advance Hawaii’s innovation economy.”

Davidson is an entrepreneur, publisher, and the chief executive officer of “Tracy’s Map.” Her Kauai-based business provides custom, promotional maps for the Hawaiian Islands. Tracy’s Map is expanding into the mobile space with two apps.

The first allows users to explore Hawaii — discovering fun destinations and helpful businesses across the islands. The second app is an adventure game in the early stages of development. It will turn the legendary characters of Hawaii into friends and foes as the player journeys through fantasy and real locations.

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