4th International Independent Videogames Festival in Berlin -
April 22 to 24, 2015 – plus extra Family Day
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Leigh Alexander

Leigh Alexander writes about video games, interactive entertainment, and various other things. She is presently editor-in-chief of Offworld, Boing Boing’s site dedicated to unsung voices and alternative culture in games.

As longtime editor-at-large for Gamasutra, she contributed game criticism,  design analysis, industry trend editorial, and interviews with developers to the world’s best, ugliest website on the art of game development.

Her column, Understanding Games, appears regularly at VICE. She was a longtime featured columnist for Edge magazine, Kotaku, and Vice’s Creators Project, and her features appear atPolygon and Boing Boing. She used to be NYLON Guys’ games editor, and in the past she’s contributed to Rock Paper Shotgun,  Shut Up & Sit Down, Slate, The Atlantic, Paste, The New Statesman, The Guardian, The New Inquiry, the Columbia Journalism Review, TIME and others.

She is author of the favorably-received ebook Breathing Machine, a memoir of growing up alongside computer games and the early internet (Amazon, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo platforms), and more recently, Clipping Through, a personal exploration of life and work through video games set around the annual Game Developers Conference. More recently, she published the Silent Hill 2-themed short story MONA, about unhealthy appetites.

Her series of short weekly videos called Lo-Fi Let’s Plays, where she talks softly about vintage Apple II games and old memories, debuted on Rock, Paper Shotgun (visit the full YouTube channel here).

My Artists Sessions

Friday, April 24

10:00 CEST