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Nick Fortugno - Chief Creative Officer

Nick Fortugno is recognized around the world as a leading game designer, narrative and storyexpert as well as an entrepreneur of digital and real-world games. He is Chief Creative Officer of Playmatics and oversees the design and creative vision for the company. A recognized game design leader worldwide, Fortugno is the original designer behind the blockbuster hit Diner Dash and also a co-founder of the Come Out & Play Festival of outdoor games and events.

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Design Thinking and Innovation

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Playmatics Co-Founder Advises New Frontier Lab 2020

Nick Fortugno returns to the New Frontier Lab (in virtual form this year) to work with the Sundance Institute advising 6 new and cutting-edge new media storytelling projects ranging from AI-driven narratives, embodied VR explorations, and installation and real world rituals. Find out more here: https://www.sundance.org/blogs/news/2020-new-frontier-story-lab

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Resilience and Reinvention in New York City

Resilience and Reinvention in New York City

For Nick Fortugno, a game designer who cofounded Playmatics and teaches game design and interactive narrative design at the School of Visual Arts and  Columbia University, reinvention lies at the heart of the iterative process of creation: “Make something, break something, see how it broke, remake it; make something, break something, see how it broke – remake […]

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Playmatics Co-Founder Speaking at MAVRIC Conference about Audience-Driven Theater

Playmatics Co-Founder Nick Fortugno will be speaking at the inaugural Mixed/Augmented/Virtual Reality Innovation Conference (MAVRIC) on Tuesday, September 17th 2019. Nick is joining the East Coast’s top Corporate, Government, Research, and Startup talent in XR to present at the conference in Downtown DC. Featuring speakers and attendees from the fields of XR for Healthcare, Simulation […]

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Playmatics Co-Founder Talks about Games and Journalism at SVA June 24th

Nick Fortugno speaks as part of the School of Visual Arts MFA in Visual Storytelling Storyteller’s Series about The Waiting Game, a game co-created by Playmatics, ProPublica, and WNYC. In this talk, Nick will discuss how games can be a part of journalism, and how interactive experiences fit into investigative and advocacy based storytelling. The […]

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Playmatics Co-Founder Advisor at Sundance New Frontier Lab

Nick Fortugno joins the Sundance Institute as an advisor this weekend, for the Sundance New Frontier Lab, a week-long immersive experience that empowers creatives with individual story sessions, conversations about key artistic, design and technology issues and case study presentations from experts in multiple disciplines. The Lab takes place May 16-21 at the Sundance Resort […]

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