Steve Peters (game designer)

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Steve Peters
Steve Peters in Paris (2008)
Steve Peters in Paris (2008)
Born1961
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationAlternate Reality Game Designer

Steve Peters (born 1961) is a game designer, experience designer and podcast host specializing in alternate reality games and transmedia storytelling. Steve is currently Founder and Chief Creative Officer at No Mimes Media,[1] an Alternate Reality Game company which he co-founded with Maureen McHugh and Behnam Karbassi in March 2009. From 2011 to 2012, he was VP of Experience Design at Fourth Wall Studios,[2] where he was Lead Experience Designer for their Emmy® Award-Winning series Dirty Work,[3] among others. He currently hosts the StoryForward Podcast,[4] a show that explores the future of storytelling and entertainment.

From July 2006 to December 2008, he worked with 42 Entertainment[5][6][7] as Experience Designer, Game Designer and/or Community Manager. Projects on which he worked while at 42 Entertainment included Why So Serious (for the film The Dark Knight),[8][9][10] Year Zero (for the Nine Inch Nails album Year Zero),[11][12] The Vanishing Point (Microsoft's Vista Release),[13] Dead Man's Tale (for the film Pirates of the Caribbean II: Dead Man's Chest),[14] and Last Call Poker (Activision's Game Gun).[15]

In 2003, Steve was a designer for Metacortechs[16] (an independent Alternate Reality Game based in the Matrix universe), and founded both the Alternate Reality Gaming Network[17] (now ARGNet) in 2002, and Vital Interactive Media in 1987.

Select Credits[edit]

  • Endgame: Ancient Societies: Experience Designer (2015)
  • Dark Detour: Creator, Writer, Experience Designer (2014, 2015)[18]
  • Redrum: Lead Experience Designer (2013)[19]
  • RVC: VP of Experience Design (2013)[20]
  • Dirty Work: Transmedia Design (2012)[20]
  • Meridian: Experience Designers, Transmedia Creative Director, Transmedia Design (2012)[20]
  • 6:14: VP of Experience Design (2012)[20]
  • Whispers: VP of Experience Design (2012)[20]
  • Flare: VP of Experience Design (2012)[20]
  • Airship Dracula: VP of Experience Design (2012)[21]
  • The Swarming: Transmedia Design (2012)[20]
  • Claire: Experience Designer (2012)[20]
  • The Gamblers: VP of Experience Design (2012)[22]
  • Goldfish Theatre: Lead Experience Designer (2012)[23]
  • Home: A Ghost Story: Senior Experience Designer, Transmedia Design (2012)[24]
  • Webishades: Lead Experience Designer (2010)[25]
  • The Hunt: Lead Experience Designer (2010)[26]
  • Mime Academy: Lead Experience Designer (2009)[25]
  • The Threshold: Lead Experience Designer (2009)[27]
  • 6 Minutes to Midnight: Experience Designer (2009)[28]
  • Why So Serious: Designer (2008)[10]
  • Year Zero: Designer (2007)[11]
  • The Vanishing Point: Designer (2007)[13]
  • Dead Man's Tale: Designer (2006)[29]
  • Last Call Poker: Independent Design Contractor (2005)[15]
  • Metacortechs: Designer (2003)[30]

External links[edit]

Website[edit]

Writings[edit]

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ No Mimes Media: About Us
  2. ^ "ProVideo Coalition: Emmy® Award-Winning Fourth Wall Studios' Founders to Premiere New Interactive Show at Fall ETE". Retrieved November 12, 2012.
  3. ^ "Dirty Work (credits)". Rides.tv. Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "StoryForward Podcast". storyforwardpodcast.com. Archived from the original on June 26, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "GeeksOn Podcast: Episode 64". Geekson.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  6. ^ "ARG Netcast, Episode 42: Live from Pasadena". Argnetcast.com. Archived from the original on February 25, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  7. ^ ARGFest 2008 Speaker Bio[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "88th Annual ADC Award Winners". Adcglobal.org. Archived from the original on July 16, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  9. ^ "Steve Peters – the art of the ARG". The Workbook Project. Archived from the original on February 23, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  10. ^ a b ARGNET: 42 Entertainment Wins Prestigious Grand Prix Award at Cannes
  11. ^ a b Rose, Frank (February 10, 2007). "Wired Magazine: Secret Websites, Coded Messages: The New World of Immersive Games". Wired. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  12. ^ "Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival: 50+ Years of Grand Prix". Canneslions.com. February 20, 2007. Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  13. ^ a b "Chat with the Vanishing Point Game developers". Neowin. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  14. ^ "ARG Reporter: 15 Questions to Steve Peters". Patmo.de. January 15, 2009. Archived from the original on December 20, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  15. ^ a b ARGNet: Last Call Poker PM Chat Transcript
  16. ^ "ARGdb". ARGdb. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  17. ^ ARGNet
  18. ^ "Dark Detour Creative Team". Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  19. ^ "Rides.tv video credits". Archived from the original on March 23, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h "IMDB". Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  21. ^ "Rides.tv video credits". Archived from the original on April 4, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  22. ^ "Rides.tv video credits". Archived from the original on July 13, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  23. ^ "Rides.tv video credits". Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  24. ^ "Rides.tv video credits". Archived from the original on June 10, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  25. ^ a b Notes on this series initiated by Rik Lander View Series (October 18, 2010). "Nonviral: Mime Academy Review". Vonviral.com. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  26. ^ No Mimes Media: The Hunt Credits
  27. ^ "No MImes Media: Threshold Credits". Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  28. ^ "No Mimes Media: Steve Peters bio". Nomimes.com. Archived from the original on October 17, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  29. ^ "25 Questions to Steve Peters". ARGReporter.de. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  30. ^ "Metacortechs Credits/Cast". Metacortechs.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012.