John Popadiuk is currently the VP of Product Development for Zidware Studios in Chicago. Zidware is a small indie studio currently working on digital projects for the iPhone and Nintendo DSi game systems. He has been an active game designer and developer in the US, creating engaging content for partners including: Disney, Midway Games, Bally Entertainment, Atari, Zizzle, Cartoon Network, Apple Computer, WMS Games, Nick Jr.,
As a game designer, Popadiuk has authored or contributed to many game titles for a range of platforms. Titles include: “Theatre of Magic, Star Wars Episode 1 Pinball, Cirqus Voltaire, World Cup Soccer, Tales of the Arabian Nights and many more. Some of his writings, illustrations and documented work have made it’s way into Wired Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Java, GamerBlips, BusinessWeek, Core77, Google, Gamasutra, Flipper Italia, NY Times, and other notable blogs and popular news sites.
Mr Popadiuk holds many patents for design and engineering related to game development or unique device systems, controllers and interface elements.
John Popadiuk studied in the Product Design BFA program at Columbia College Chicago, one of the nation’s largest media arts university, where he currently teaches toy and game design.
Last updated: Aug 08, 2009