Breaking News: Playmatics Wins Audience Choice Award At Made in NY Media Center Demo Day

Made in NY Media Center By IFP -- Playmatics HQ

Brooklyn-Based Start-Up Nabs Audience Favorite in Demo Day Competition

October 30, 2014, BROOKLYN, NY Playmatics, a gaming and digital media start-up, took home the Audience Choice Award at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP Demo Day gala event. The company picked up the award for audience favorite for its ground-breaking work in narrative-driven digital experiences – including games created using its proprietary comic games platform, PlayComix.

“I am extremely pleased that our extensive work around the intersection of story and gaming resonated so well with the audience,” says Nicholas Fortugno, Playmatics Chief Creative Officer. “Demo Day provided Playmatics with an ideal opportunity to present how I approach and lead the design of these digital storytelling experiences.”

Throwback Thursday Halloween Edition: The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

You’re just in time for a special Halloween edition of Throwback Thursday — a meme re-imagined.

Today’s Throwback Thursday: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Is there another poem that is more evocative of Halloween?

The Raven, illustrated by W.L. Taylor

The Raven, illustrated by W.L. Taylor

The Raven” is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven‘s mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man’s slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore”. (Source

More Songs for Your Halloween Party Playlist

Halloween — it’s that time again!

Welcome to another installment of fun songs for any Halloween party — fast on the heels of the first Halloween playlist. Enjoy!

1. Jack White, “I’m Shakin'”

Leave it to Jack White to write this song, perfect for Halloween.

2. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, “Nightmare on My Street”

Pure Halloween cheese….

3. Rocky Horror Picture Show, “Time Warp”

4. The B-52’s, “Planet Claire”

A true Halloween treat.

5. The Rolling Stones, “Sympathy for the Devil”

Mick Jagger telling an allegorical story. In Song. While prancing around.

Timely (But Not Always Tasteful) Halloween 2014 Costume Ideas

silly halloween costumes

[Editor’s Note: Get into the Halloween spirit by listening to Zombie Jamboree! A Walking Dead Podcast on either iTunes or Stitcher. Come Hungry. Stay Happy.]

Halloween 2014 is just around the corner. In San Francisco, people seldom need an excuse to dress up in various costumes. Just last month, the city enjoyed the Superhero Street Fair — and then there’s always Burning Man Decompression.  For Halloween, everyone gets to dress up if they want to!

Whether you’re going to the Village Halloween Parade in NYC — or stuck at some awkward family party —  here are some Halloween 2014 costume ideas: