Nick Fortugno

Nick Fortugno is a game designer of digital and real-world games based in New York City, and a founder of Playmatics. Games by Playmatics include the CableFAX award-winning Breaking Bad: The Interrogation and the upcoming social/mobile game about government policy, Shadow Government. Before Playmatics, Fortugno was the Director of Game Design at gameLab, where he was a designer, writer and project manager on dozens of commercial and serious games, and served as lead designer on the downloadable blockbuster Diner Dash and the award-winning serious game Ayiti: The Cost of Life. Nick teaches game design and interactive narrative design at Parsons The New School of Design, and has participated in the construction of the school’s game design curriculum. Nick is also a co-founder of the annual Come Out and Play street games festival, and Amsterdam since 2006, and co-creator of the Big Urban Game for Minneapolis/St. Paul in 2003.

Case Study: Enercities

Zen and the Art of Serious Play