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Games as Art

This group is dedicated to exploring what it will take to create a game that can be considered a work of art–something that is valued highly by society and generally agreed to be a quality addition to a person’s life.This does not mean visually-striking or “artsy” games–this means leveraging the gaming experience to strike a balance between two imaginations: the one of the game designer and the one of the player. How can we create a game that leaves room for interpretation but is also engaging…See More
May 7, 2013
Sam Potasznik is now a member of Gameful
May 7, 2013

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Location
Austin, TX
Personal URL
www.sampotasz.com
If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
Mostly just Cool Spot
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Game Developer, Game Designer, Lifelong Gamer
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
pretty awesome (3-5 games)
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
MMOs, iPhone / iPad games, Mobile games, Active / motion sensor games, PC Games - single player, PC Games - multiplayer, Art and Experimental games, Board games, Card games, Street games, Educational games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Experience and mentorship, Money, Big money
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
I get excited about working on projects of any sort that are saying something new or interesting- the more out there the better!

Professionally, I've worked on a number of games for classroom use, and I'm definitely still open to working on games of that nature.

In addition, as a programmer by trade, if you have any questions about "HOW" to make whatever it is you're working on, I'd love to talk to you :)
Games you’ve worked on ...
I keep an up-to-date portfolio over here on my site (http://www.sampotasz.com/blog/category/games/), but as of this writing I'll list:
* "Click, Release" which I made for Ludum Dare 26
* "Guts and Bolts" made at BrainPOP for middle school body-systems education
and * "Food Fight" which was also done at BrainPOP for middle school ecosystems education
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
As an experienced programmer (and slightly less experienced game designer) I can make a complete game from start to finish.

In terms of explicit abilities, I'd say programming in various forms, game design, crazy creativity, the ability to communicate both code and design idea, att'n to detail, and a relentlessly positive, can-do, and forward-moving collaborative attitude!
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Dys4ia
World of Goo
The Timewarp of Dr. Brain
Twitter
http://twitter.com/SamPotasz
Linked In Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=51123811&goback=.nmp_*1...

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