October Meeting – Steve Meretzky on “Rock, Paper, Darwin” – Early Start 5:30PM

by Dan Salsberg on October 8, 2015

in Event announcements,Post Mortem


(Recording of this presentation can also be found on our YouTube channel)

This month’s Boston Post Mortem is Thursday, October 15th at Moksa in Cambridge and will begin at 5:30pm; talk begins at 6:30pm.

Our presentation this month will be by Steve Meretzky of GSN Games, who will be giving a talk about: ‘Rock, Paper, Darwin

The game industry has a habit of devouring its inhabitants, chewing them up, grinding them to a fine powder, and spitting them out into the gutter. If you’re lucky.

35-year industry veteran Steve Meretzky talks about how to survive in the ever-changing world of game development: being agile, being open to change, and being willing to constantly reinvent yourself. That, plus choosing the company with the most free food.

About the speaker:

Steve Meretzky Headshot

As Vice President, Creative at GSN Games, Steve leads game design for the social casino division. Steve joined the company in 2013 from Playdom, a division of Disney Interactive, where he served as Vice President, Game Design. Previously, he co-founded Boffo Games and held senior creative posts at Blue Fang, Floodgate Entertainment and WorldWinner.com, now known as GSN Cash Games. Steve’s career began at the legendary adventure game company Infocom, where his titles included Planetfall, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (in collaboration with Douglas Adams), Leather Goddess of Phobos and Zork Zero. 

Steve has received more than 20 entertainment industry awards and accolades, including recognition as one of PC Gamer’s 25 “Game Gods.” A former board member of the IGDA, he organizes the Free to Play Summit at GDC and the annual Game Designers Workshop. Steve holds a B.S. in Construction Project Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Who has two thumbs and once got folded up inside a Murphy bed at a GDC hotel suite party? This guy.


Thursday, October 15th
5:30pm @ Moksa
Directions: http://www.bostonpostmortem.org/directions

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