Indie Game Developers Visit NYTimes

Igor Pusenjak, creator of Doodle Jump, visited The New York Times on June 6.

For the past few weeks The New York Times has hosted visits by New York City independent game developers.

Game development in New York is a thriving community that features triple-A title makers like SOHO-based Rockstar Games. Dozens of independents and small studios create titles for Apple iOS and Facebook platforms and they meet regularly for demos at General Assembly and at the International Game Developers Association local chapter monthlies. Digital artists build playful interactive experiences at places like Eyebeam, and groups of indie game developers create arcade-like experiences at Babycastles events. NYU has been working hard to establish a new MFA program from the Game Center at its Tisch School for the Arts, and the school also has its technically-oriented Game Innovation Lab at the NYU-Poly campus in Brooklyn, and its education-oriented Games for Learning Institute at the main Washington Square campus.

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