Get in the Game: From actors to screenwriters to makeup artists to composers – Monday Sept 29th – 8:00pm
Film professionals are finding work in Seattle’s ever-expanding gaming industry. As games become more cinematic and media-making becomes more interactive, hybrid projects are emerging.
Game designer, film producer, New York Times bestselling author and whack MC – Mark Long is the founder of Uno, a gaming wearable company based in Seattle.
Formerly the CEO of Meteor Entertainment and Zombie Studios in Seattle, Long has designed and produced over 31 video games – on every major platform from Sega Genesis to Apple iPhone. He’s also the author of three graphic novels including the semi-autobiographical “Silence of Our Friends”.
Prior to founding Zombie, Long had a Research and Development career that spanned three laboratories: the Sarnoff Research Center, the Institute for Advanced Technology, and General Dynamics’ Combined Arms Systems Engineering Laboratory. While at Sarnoff, Long and his partner Joanna Alexander led a team that developed a virtual reality game console for Hasbro.
Long serves on the University of Washington Games advisory panel and has also served on a number of technical advisory boards and government committees including the Serious Games Summit, the National Science Foundation and the University of Washington Human Interface Laboratory. Long recently became a member of the Hollywood Producers Guild.
Long received his BS at the University of Texas, where he also received his commission in the US Army. He retired from the US Army with the rank of Major and is the recipient of the Army’s Meritorious Service Medal.