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.”
Demo Day is the flagship program for the Made in NY Media Center by IFP’s members to showcase their work at the intersection of story and technology. The event culminated in a Demo Day Pitch Panel and reception, where Playmatics showcased and was recognized with the Audience Choice nod.
Founded in 2009, Playmatics has made a name for itself creating games, digital and real-world experiences for both large brands and original media properties. The Media Center Demo Day Audience Choice award is its most recent recognition in a steady stream of honors for its founders and products. Playmatics was part of the team that won a MUSE Award, the Jim Blackaby Ingenuity prize, for David Cronenberg’s Body/Mind /Change. “Breaking Bad: The Interrogation” interactive comic game also won a prestigious CableFAX award. Last month, Playmatics Chief Executive Officer, Margaret Wallace, was named by Fortune one of “10 Powerful Women in Games” and in 2012 Forbes listed her as one of “Twelve Women in Gaming to Watch.”
Award-winning Playmatics focuses on brands and original properties in gaming, digital and real-world settings. The company was founded in 2009 and has, since then, created pioneering work in the area of digital comics and storytelling games. For more information visit www.playmatics.com.
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