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St. Louis Public Radio 90.7 KWMU Spotlights Three Prominent Members of the STL Game Dev Community

July 25th, 2017

By: Phil Stortzum

In the buildup to the fourth annual PixelPop Festival (happening August 5-6 at Saint Louis University’s Busch Student Center), three well known members of the St. Louis Game Developer Co-op community were featured on St. Louis Public Radio 90.7 KWMU’s St. Louis on the Air program: Carol Mertz, whose great strides towards improving our local game development community include starting the STL Game Developer Co-op as well as chairing the PixelPop Festival; Christopher Badell, who is the founder of Greater Than Games, which specializes in tabletop gaming; and last but certainly not least, T.J. Hughes, a talented young developer/programmer who recently founded Terrifying Jellyfish.

Topics discussed by St. Louis on the Air host, Don Marsh, and the three panelists included general talk of making games in St. Louis and the community that has grown and prospered ever since; past games and current projects by Carol, Christopher, and T.J.; background information on just how many project prospects don’t come to fruition, creating engaging and fun experiences with games of all types; and what those with an interest in game development and/or game design can do to seek involvement within the community. (Spoiler for the last point of discussion: It’s as easy as making games or just saying hi to us!)

To hear the entire discussion from panelists Carol Mertz, Christopher Badell, and T.J. Hughes, check out the St. Louis Public Radio article on the topic here.

Our thanks to Carol, Christopher, and T.J. for representing the St. Louis Game Developer Co-op so well on St. Louis on the Air!


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