Stephen Glicker

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Stephen Glicker
Occupation Video game designer, programmer, blogger
Years active 19i6–present

Stephen Glicker is a video game designer, programmer and blogger. He founded his first company, Creative Simulations, in 1986. During this time he wrote, designed, programmed and published his first computer game "Mall Maniacs" for the Apple II computer system.

After the success of his entry into the gaming industry, he attended Carnegie Mellon University where he studied Policy & Management and Graphic Communications Management. He also served as the Entertainment Editor for his local newspaper for two years and wrote a weekly column covering the game industry called "Press Start".

After college, Stephen started the full-service digital media agency SuperNova Productions. It was an award-winning, multimillion-dollar company specializing in a large variety of projects for a wide variety of media including PC CD-ROM games, games for children, web-based games, cell phone games, Palm games, and games for museums and galleries. He had worked with some of the largest licenses in the world including Harry Potter, The Lion King, and Blue's Clues, as well as many others.

During that time, he also taught courses in interactive design, game design, 3D animation, and related tools at New York University, The New School, and Carnegie Mellon University. He has given a number of lectures and workshops throughout the country and continues to speak at various venues.

After running SuperNova for eight years, Stephen sold his company. He is probably better known since as the alias "GamingSteve" for his website www.gamingsteve.com.

More recently, Steve attended the 2006 Game Developers Conference in San Jose, where Xbox hosted its first ever "Bloggers Breakfast". Steve, amongst other attending bloggers, was acknowledged as being one of gamings most influential bloggers.[1]

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