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Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering.

Worked at Boeing, Apple, Sierra Online, Digital Pictures, Stormfront Studios, and 3DO.

Independent developer since 2003.

My company is Mousechief Co.

Three time, IGF finalist. Winner of innovation award from the Casual Games Association. IGF honorable mention. Indiecade Finalist. Nominated by the Writer's Guild of America for best game script.

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The Witch's Yarn

Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble!


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Expert Blogs

Posted by Keith Nemitz on Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:51:00 EST in
A musing on intent and interpretation of games with narratives told primarily through gameplay.

Posted by Keith Nemitz on Tue, 19 Jun 2012 03:43:00 EDT in Design, Indie
Indie games with great writing are going unrecognized by the IGF. Writing is a foundational craft of game development, equal to graphics, audio, and technical efforts. The IGF needs a writing award.

Posted by Keith Nemitz on Mon, 20 Feb 2012 02:16:00 EST in Design, Indie
Revisiting Slow video games. A bunch of high quality ones are hitting the app stores, right now. The article discusses their significance and presents one approach to developing them.

Keith Nemitz's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 07/28/2015 - 05:12]

Can 't recommend more highly, ...

Can 't recommend more highly, Computers as Theater - by Brenda Laurel. It 's a seminal work on interactive storytelling.

Comment In: [Blog - 06/11/2015 - 01:08]

This is where we should ...

This is where we should discuss cut-scene granularity. A single line of dialog can be considered a cut-scene if the player 's attention is distracted from controlling the game. Generic platformer person jumps past a puffy, white cloud, and it says, Jump high enough and the stars will be yours. ...

Comment In: [News - 12/02/2014 - 01:03]

Stereobot and Shockwave music are ...

Stereobot and Shockwave music are going have to be more competitive now. Sweet

Comment In: [News - 11/03/2014 - 04:05]

I think John Cleese 's ...

I think John Cleese 's talk is more of what I was expecting, given this post 's title. r n v yAwDWe7OIF8

Comment In: [Blog - 10/01/2014 - 01:45]

Thank you for following up. ...

Thank you for following up.

Comment In: [News - 09/15/2014 - 04:26]

I wouldn 't be surprised ...

I wouldn 't be surprised if the percentage was 10 , but yeah, probably not very high. Still, 10 gone missing might affect the game 's growth curve.