Roger Altizer is the co-director of the Master Games Studio and one of the founders of the Entertainment Arts and Eningeering program at the University of Utah, teaching in Film and Media Arts. He is also a co-founder of Game Makers Anonymous, a game creation co-op. Roger has published and presented at national and international conferences on video game education and culture. Most recently his work focuses on virtual property in games and IP issues. He, with Dr. Kessler, received a grant from Microsoft to explore the use of their XNA game development framework in the classroom.
Roger has been a tester on the original Xbox to being a videogame journalist for the New York Times website About.com He established the video game education curriculum at the University of Utah and continues to work on building video game studies.