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Nick Fortugno

Game Credits


Diner Dash 5: BOOM! (2010)   (Level Design Consultant)
Downbeat (2007)   (Lead Game Design)
Ayiti: The Cost of Life (2006)   (Game Design)
Plantasia (2006)   (Lead Game Designer)
Diner Dash (2005)   (Lead Game Design)


Max & the Magic Marker (2010)   (We would like to thank)
Arcadia Remix (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Diner Dash: Sizzle & Serve (2007)   (Special Thanks)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Diner Dash (2006)   (Special Thanks)


Diner Dash (2005)   (GameLab)

Developer Biography

Nicholas Fortugno (born May 13, 1975) is an American game designer and educator. Fortugno is perhaps best known for designing Diner Dash, a top-selling casual game developed by Gamelab, and the award-winning Ayiti: The Cost of Life. In addition to his large body of digital work, Fortugno has been involved in the design of numerous non-digital projects, including board games, collectable trading card games, large-scale social games, and live-action role-playing (LARP).

Since 2002, Fortugno has taught the Game Design and Interactive Narrative program at Parsons The New School for Design, and has contributed to the development of the school’s game design curriculum.

Fortugno is CCO of Rebel Monkey, a New York City-based game company focusing on casual games and co-founded with Margaret Wallace.

Last updated: Feb 14, 2009