March 13, 2018

Media Contact:

Lisa Doerner



Level Up: Get in the Game Rochester!
Digital Rochester hosts local game development industry leaders to discuss trends, local successes and opportunities to get involved 
Rochester, NY - Digital Rochester (DR) is hosting a panel of local video game industry leaders to share how video games are a strong engine for economic growth in society. Presented by DR's Technology Leaders Special Interest Group (SIG), "Level Up: Get in the Game Rochester!" will take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 5:30 pm at the RIT MAGIC Center. Panelists will also share how the Rochester community is collaborating to develop and to keep expertise and talent here in Rochester. 

Panelists will discuss key takeaways from the recent Game Developers Conference. Topics of discussion will include diversity, growth and collaboration of the game industry in Rochester, how individuals can learn and participate in the State challenge, new exhibits and inductees at the Strong National Museum of Play, and Game Changers. Attendees will also have an opportunity to experience  several games live.

The discussion will be facilitated by Jennifer Hinton, Assistant Director of the RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity (MAGIC).
  • Jason Arena - CEO and President, Workinman Interactive
  • Colin DoodyPresident and Co-founder, Darkwind Media Ltd.
  • Jon-Paul DysonDirector of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games and Vice President for Exhibits, Strong National Museum of Play
  • Robert MostynFounder, ROC Game Dev and Digital Games Hub Coordinator, RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity (MAGIC)
  • Victoria VanVoorhisCEO, Second Avenue Learning
The event will begin with a reception and demo experience at 5:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion and Q&A at 6:00 p.m. Networking and additional demo experience will begin at 7:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by the MAGIC Center .

Tickets are $25 for nonmembers, $20 for members, and $10 for students. To register for the event, go to!event/2018/3/27/tech-leaders-sig-event-interested-in-gaming.



About Digital Rochester: 

Digital Rochester was founded in 2000 and is made up of professionals and companies working together to strengthen the Greater Rochester Area's technology business community. DR events and community services include a wide array of educational and networking activities designed to support the growth and success of the Rochester business community. 


In 2010, the organization grew with the inclusion of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) and eBusiness Association (eBA). In 2012, DR entered into a strategic alliance with Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE). This alliance enhances DR's ability to support the Greater Rochester Region's business community.

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