While we work with industry leading talent from around the world, Zeros 2 Heroes is led by a trio of entertainment industry innovators.
Matt began in new media during the dot-boom in New York, helping to launch or manage a trio of start-ups. Following the dot-crash, he switched gears and joined Vancouver’s burgeoning videogame industry, working as a designer and writer on a series of titles for Electronic Arts and Nokia. In 2006, he returned to new media and led the development of an award-winning television portal before launching Zeros 2 Heroes Media. In tandem with this work, Matt has become an internationally recognized transmedia practitioner and a sought-after speaker.
With over 15 years of experience in games, Nik has a proven track record with companies such as Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, and Ubisoft. This has allowed him to build a practice in process management, technical direction and gameplay development.
Nik has worked on many major AAA console titles and controlled projects, culminating on building an entire studio from scratch with Ubisoft on a 5 year budget estimated at $30 MM. Outside of the digital domain, Nik is involved in several creative projects that require a unique blend of creative, technical, and process management.
Ryan is best known for his work with the internationally acclaimed MetaMaus collaboration with Art Spiegelman, a digital re-imagining of Spiegelman’s classic graphic novel, Maus. Originally published by Random House in North America it has also be translated into French and German to critical acclaim. Ryan’s practice focuses on interactive storytelling and game design projects, working with experts in the field from Electronic Arts, governments and academia.
Ryan is a former journalist and holds a Master’s of Digital Media degree. Ryan brings the expertise and techniques of investigative and narrative journalism to interactive modalities.
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