Michael T. Astolfi creates award-winning interactive experiences.  He is the founder of Star Penguin Games, through which he released Amazing Loot Grind for iOS and Android.  He is also co-creator and developer of BlindSide, an acclaimed audio-only adventure for both sighted and visually impaired players.  Michael has created games for the Oculus Rift, arcade cabinets, the streets of Brooklyn, mobile devices, desktops, and tabletops.  His work has been played at E3, Games for Change, Indiecade, Indiecade East, Brazil’s Independent Games Festival, the Come Out and Play Festival, the NYU Game Center, the X Games, and the Little League World Series.  His work has been featured on MSNBC, The New YorkerWired, Kill Screen, Polygon, and more.

Michael holds a Bachelor’s in Evolutionary Psychology from Boston University and a Master’s in The Design and Psychology of Video Games from New York University.  He is currently pursuing additional studies in mathematics and chemistry in Columbia University’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program.