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Jenova Chen

Jenova Chen is the designer of the award-winning games Cloud, flOw, Flower and Journey at thatgamecompany, an independent game studio recognized for creating timeless interactive entertainment that inspires and connects people worldwide.  

After earning a bachelor's degree for computer science in his hometown of Shanghai, Chen moved to Los Angeles, where he got a Master's Degree in the founding class of University of Southern California's Interactive Media and Games Division.  Following graduation, he co-founded thatgamecompany with fellow graduates, where he remains its co-founder and Creative Director. 

Alongside thatgamecompany’s critically-acclaimed reviews and multiple honors including the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, D.I.C.E Awards and Game Developers Choice Awards, the studio’s works have been featured in exhibitions across the world including the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan and the Smithsonian.  To date, Chen has been named one of Variety Magazine’s “10 Innovators to Watch” and given the prestigious honor of being named to the MIT Technology Review Magazine’s “World’s Top Innovators under the Age of 35” list in 2008.  Fast Company also profiled him as one of the “Most Creative Entrepreneurs in Business” in 2009 and 2010, in addition to being listed in their “Most Creative People in Business 1000” list in 2014.  Follow Jenova @JenovaChen