Chris is the Founder and chief creative and technical officer at Soma Games, a Portland, OR-based video game developer and publisher of PC, Console, and mobile video games since 2005. Chris began his work in high tech while serving in the US Navy with VAW-114 and continued through trade school and graduation from George Fox University with honors.
His long history of blending the creative arts with technology has led him to create and produce a huge variety of cultural artifacts including graphic novels, music videos, songwriting, short stories, and, of course, over 200 video games and apps deployed on most every platform available including Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, Alexa, and Oculus Rift. In addition to being a prolific creator Chris’ technical innovation spans decades and was recognized by Intel as a Blackbelt Innovator in 2001, their highest award in the field.
When he’s not blending art and science Chris speaks and writes in places like GDC, SeriousPlay, GDC Next, IDF, Lion’s Den, Casual Connect, and many more. At this event, Chris will sharing his experience with world-building including some sneak peeks at Soma’s current project, an interactive fiction game called The Wisdom of the Rain.