Christopher Totten

American University

Christopher Totten

American University

Biography

Christopher Totten is the Game Artist in Residence at American University and the founder of independent developer Pie for Breakfast Studios. He is also the founder of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Indie Arcade and an advocate for bringing games to museums and cultural institutions. Totten is an active writer in the game industry, with articles featured in industry journals, chapters in several academic publications, and two books: Game Character Creation in Blender and Unity (Wiley 2012) and An Architectural Approach to Level Design (CRC, 2014.) He is also the editor of a book of essays on world design for games, Level Design: Processes and Experiences (CRC, 2016.) He has also spoken at GDC, GDC China, Foundations Of Digital Games (FDG), East Coast Game Conference, Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) conference, and Games For Change. He has displayed his games at MAGFest, The Smithsonian Innovation in Art event, and Baltimore Artscape, and Blank Arcade. He has a Masters Degree in Architecture from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.