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Accolades

Exhibits/Awards

2017

2016

2015

  • Jury Select in the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival
  • Bronze at Serious Play 2015
  • Exhibited at E3 2015
  • Official Select at Games+Learning+Society 11
  • Official Select at DIGRA Blank Arcade 2015
  • Official Select at Tokyo Game Show Indie Area 2015
  • Official Select at Come Out & Play 2015
  • Special Select at IndieCade 2015
  • Official Select at Different Games 2015
  • Official Select at GameJolt GDC Booth 2015

2014

  • Silver Medal at Serious Play Conference 2014
  • Most Meaningful Game at Meaningful Play 2014
  • Best Spectacle at Come Out & Play 2014
  • Game of the Year 2014 by AIMS Game Center
  • Best Digital Game 2014 by AIMS Game Center
  • Displayed at the Miami of Ohio University Art Museum 2013 – 2014
  • Official Select at Come Out & Play Festival, San Francisco 2014
  • Official Select at Games+Learning+Society 11
  • Official Select at Meaningful Play 2014
  • Displayed at Miami of Ohio’s Digital Expo 2014
  • Displayed at the Ohio Game Developer Expo 2014
  • Official Select at the Smithsonian Pop-up Arcade 2014
  • Official Select at Digra Blank Arcade 2014
  • Official Select at Different Games 2014
  • Official Select at EGX Leftfield Collection 2014
  • Special Select at IndieCade 2014
  • Official Select at Different Games 2014

2013

  • Silver Medal at Serious Play 2013
  • Official Select at Artscape 2013
  • Official Select at Different Games 2013
  • Official Select at Games+Learning+Society 9.0

2012

  • Official Select at Meaningful Play Conference 2012

Podium Presentations/Lectures

  • Music Video(games) at Different Games Conference, NYC 2015
  • Making 100 Games in 5 Years: A Development Marathon of Sprints at Games Learning Society Conference, Madison, WI 2015
  • Metafiction in Videogames at Games Learning Society Conference, Madison, WI 2015
  • Games for Yourself and Others at Miami University, Oxford as invited speaker, Ohio 2016
  • Existence.Identity.Games at Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, LA 2016
  • Metafiction in Videogames at Different Games Conference, NYC 2016
  • Game Design Adaptation Strategies for Literary and Classical Texts at DIGRA/FDG, Dundee Scotland 2016
  • How Every Game Display is an Installation, IndieCade, LA 2016

Press

Publications

Featured Writing

Curation

Education

  • Miami University of Ohio (MU), Oxford, OH (2009–2014)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • University Honors with Distinction
    • English Departmental Honors
    • GPA 3.73, Cum Laude
      • BA Creative Writing with Honors
      • BA Interactive Media Studies (game design)
      • BA Mass Communication (film production)
  • University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA (2014-present)
    • School of Cinematic Arts, Interactive Media, Game Design Master of Fine Arts Program

Academic Awards/Honors

  • Miami University, Dean’s List and President’s List x 8 semesters
  • Miami University Honors Program (Spring 2011–2014)
  • Golden Key International Honour Society Member (Spring 2011–present)
  • Miami University English Department, Greer Hepburn Award 2012 Creative Writing (2nd place)
  • Sigma Tau Delta, Honors English Fraternity (Spring 2012)
  • Miami University Summer Scholars Program 2012 Research topic: Metafiction in Video Games
  • Miami University English Department Senior Prize 2013 Outstanding Writing for a Public Audience
  • Miami University Dean’s Scholar 2013
  • Miami University Provost’s Student Academic Achievement Award 2013
  • Miami University English Department Havighurst Award 2014
  • Phi Beta Kappa 2014
  • USC 2014–2015 Recipient of Microsoft Endowment
  • IGDA Scholarship to Game Developers Conference, 2015
  • USC 2015–2016 Annenberg Fellowship
  • USC 2016-2017 Recipient of Kevin Bachus-Chanel Summers Fund for Innovation in Interactive Entertainment