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Matt Hawkins

Attract Mode
New York, NY
For the past 15+ years, Matt has been a video game designer and journalist, as well as a video game scenester and zinester.

When it comes to making games, Matt came fairly close to developing an official Charles In Charge RPG for the PlayStation 1 for Ubisoft, no joke. As for writing about them, Matt’s been called “the Harvey Pekar of video game journalism” by Simon Carless, who oversees GDC, Black Hat, and Gamasutra.

Matt’s mostly known for the FORT90ZINE, which has been cited as ”the publication that helped spark the video game zine renaissance currently in effect” by Adam Robezzoli, co-director of LA Game Space and founding member of Attract Mode. These days, Matt is both a Producer and Curator for Attract Mode.

Matt is also the Festival Coordinator for Games for Change, the Associate Producer for 30 Years of Garbage, an upcoming documentary about Garbage Pail Kids, and does various “things” related to Concrete TV, which has long been a staple of NYC’s cable access world.

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