Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer

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A Trio of Game Boy Workshops

This past summer, I had the privilege of working with Alex Custodio and lee wilkins on a trio of Game Boy workshops, leading up to our Solar Game (Boy) Jam on August 26th.  The work was completed as part of the Milieux Solar Media Project, which explores the affordances of solar energy for digital communication systems. The three workshops invited guests to tinker with different aspects of the...

ROMchip – See You Next Mission: An Analysis of the Super Metroid VARIA Randomizer

I’m excited to announce that my journal article See You Next Mission: An Analysis of the Super Metroid VARIA Randomizer has just been published in ROMchip. I have long been fascinated with videogame randomizers, and this piece conducts an in-depth analysis of the popular VARIA Super Metroid randomizer – an online application that  remixes the game. “In order to play games in new...

A Letter from Nintendo

There are major milestones common to every boy’s childhood. Learning how to ride a bike. Finding out Santa Claus isn’t real. Kissing a girl for the first time. For those of us who spent our cherubic years playing video games, one additional milestone belongs on this itinerary: writing a letter to Nintendo. Nintendo practically raised me. I dragged my Super Mario backpack everywhere with me when I...

Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer