Attract Mode is a video game collective comprised of game makers, film makers, designers, artists, and journalists.
Matt Hawkins was the east coast rep for Attract Mode 1.0, and still helps curate the shop and our events. He’s also a video game designer, journalist, advocate, and zinester.
Cory Schmitz is a graphic designer. He worked on Sound Shapes for the PS Vita & PS3. He tries to make things look nice.
Maré Odomo makes comics about feelings. He lives on a hill in Seattle and his favorite pokémon is Bulbasaur. <3
Derek Yu is an artist and game designer who worked on Aquaria and created Spelunky. He also runs The Independent Gaming Source, an indie game community and blog.
Steph Thirion is a graphic designer and musician who was recently abducted by videogames. His last broadcast was the iPhone game Eliss, and certain signs – most notably the site hosted at www.playfaraway.com – suggest that not only is he alive, but a new broadcast is now imminent.
Paul Owens is the director and co-founder of the filmmaking collective 2 Player Productions. He also performs chip music as part of The Shortsleeves.
Asif Siddiky is the Director of Photography and co-founder of the filmmaking collective 2 Player Productions. He also designs artwork for the band Infinity Shred and has released music of his own as part of the duo Greenleaf. He will cook food for you at some point.
Eric Caoili spends his free time partying hard at beloved handheld game blog Tiny Cartridge.
Ted Martens is a co-founder and artist of Hex-Ray Studios, and a game designer who created Fireplace.
Zach Gage is a designer, programmer, educator, and conceptual artist from New York City.
Evan Shamoon is a Videogame Enthusiast, dimestore Nietzsche, and the proprietor of giantmecha.com.
Superbrothers Inc. was initially established in 1951 in Minsk, Belarus (formerly the Soviet Union), their most notable creations were The 53 Stations (1957), The Garden of Earthly Delight (1961), Sword & Sworcery (1963 – 1966) and The Alpinist (1967). A collection of photographs and specification documents are now on permanent display at the Maksim Bahdanovic Literary Museum & on the internet at superbrothers.ca.
Kris Piotrowski is the creative director and co-founder of CAPY. He lives in Toronto, enjoys watching netflix from his bathtub and tweets mostly about taking weird dumps.
Aileen Viray is a creative free-thinker about the social architecture of videogames and an enigmatic beat maker.
Diego Garcia is an independent game developer and visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He creates absurd works as a way of expressing his thoughts on social interaction, food, life, love, death, and more food. He also likes sipping beer from a can under the stars.