spencer.striker

spencer.striker
Member Since:
Sep 6, 2009
Hometown:
New York, NY
About Me:
Creative Director & Executive Producer of the two-time Webby Honoree Award winning original series, GameZombie TV

Faculty - Media Arts & Game Development Lab
University of Wisconsin at Whitewater

PhD Student - Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Communications & Technology
University of Wisconsin at Madison

About GameZombie
In two years time, GZ has produced over 250 hi-quality, original game videos for global webcast. Official YouTube Partner status, various distribution contracts, and a rapidly expanding fan base have pushed GameZombie into the elite of game media. After winning a 2008 Webby Honoree Award, GZ is one of the few companies to repeat the feat in 2009.

Coming soon: Season 2 of GZ's smash hit, ButtonMashers, and a brand new video game show called Ultimate Challenge that's sure to be hit with video game fans around the world!

Web Awards & Distinctions
*2009 Webby Honoree Award
*2008 Webby Honoree Award
*10 featured videos on YouTube’s Gaming Channel
*2 full months on the front page of Bebo
*25 front page video stars by DailyMotion
*20 featured videos on GameTrailers
*3 full months on the front page of Revver
*10 front page editor's picks on Crackle
*over 50 additional featured GZ vids
*over 7 million global video views

Bio
I grew up in New England, Southern California, and Europe, went to high school in Chicago, and received highest honors degrees in History and Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation, I traveled throughout Central and South America, a journey that resulted in the novels, Fury & Redemption and Bad Blood Born. In the fall of 2006, I entered the Telecommunications Program at Indiana University at Bloomington. My thesis project was the two-time Webby Honoree Award winning original series, GameZombie TV.

This Fall 2009, I'm joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, helping develop UWW's Media Arts & Game Development Lab. Simultaneously, I’m pursuing a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Communications & Technology, at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. My professional objective is to design cutting edge, hands-on new media education projects--like GameZombie--that compete and succeed on the web.

Key GZ Milestones
•7,000,000 Global Views - June 2009
•2nd Webby Honoree Award - April 2009
•200 Completed Original Game Videos - Dec 2008
•ButtonMashers Launched - Dec 2008
•Promoted Bebo Channel - June 2008
•YouTube Partner - June 2008
•1,000,000 views - April 2008
•Webby Honoree Award - April 2008
•First published video - March 2007

GameZombie - Video Selections:
•ButtonMashers Ep 4 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWwsjN9lnjo (82k views)
•Cliff Bleszinski – Gears of War 2 World Exclusive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c81U7DO5zqk (the top video on the web for one of the industry’s brightest stars)
•GameZombie’s 2009 Webby Award reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAyWGadTHyg
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