Here at Interactive Design & Media, we constantly strive to find inspiring and influencial professionals who can educate our students within the field . Among those Prefessionals, we are grateful to have Hal Larsson teaching Game Design with in our Special Topics. Hal Larsson is a cofounder of Finalform Game Company, a game development studio based in Center City Philadelphia. Finalform is also a recent recipient of the Pax10 Award for their game Jamestown which was also featured at the Pax Prime this year.
The company, Final Form Games, was founded in 2009 by Halsted Larsson and the two Ambrogi brothers. They decided that the company should be based right here in Philadelphia for personal and professional reasons. “We were excited by the prospect of being among the first people creating games in Philadelphia. There’s something to that trailblazer idea. We wanted to establish a community for the industry here.” says cofounder Tim Ambrogi.
It is a pleasure to have such a talented game designer such as Hal working with our students and passing on his award winning knowledge and expertise.