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Iron Game Design Challenge w/ Mitu Khandaker
June 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Dr Mitu Khandaker is a game designer, engineer, teacher, and creative entrepreneur. She is CEO at Glow Up Games, building games with diverse systems-driven stories for underrepresented players. She is Assistant Arts Professor at the NYU Game Center. She has a PhD in games for immersive interfaces.
Mitu has co-founded a handful of startups, including a games AI middleware company, and a location-based games startup. She has built indie games such as satirical social simulation Redshirt, and was nominated a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2013. She is on the board of directors at Feminist Frequency, and a AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador.
A Challenge show inspired by Iron Chef and sessions of Iron Game Designer run by Eric Zimmerman, Tracy Fullerton, and IndieCade at past physical festivals, Iron Game Design Challenge pits two teams of three game designers against one another to use simple free tools to create games over the course of the show based around the inspiration of a secret ingredient. Produced by Ryan Omega, hosted by Sam Roberts, and featuring a jury panel.
The challenge show happens every 7 weeks, and the six weeks between each episode will feature each one of the competing designers streaming a game and being interviewed.