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Jay Powell

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Jay founded Digi Ronin Games in 2008 with Paul Potera and Ben Moy. He has developed and continues to maintain relationships with companies such as National Geographic, Disney, Cartoon Network, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Microsoft. Over the past several years alone he has overseen the development of more than a dozen titles based on a variety of licenses such as Garfield, Holly Hobby, Strawberry Shortcake, and a wide selection of Disney characters. These titles spanned the Nintendo GBA and DS; Microsoft Xbox 360; and PC.

Prior to helping found Digi Ronin Games, Jay worked with Octagon Entertainment and Merscom Games. During his time with Octagon, Jay arranged numerous deals across the globe for PC, GameCubeTM, Playstation 2®, and XboxTM games. Jay also proved to be a key evaluator of projects, having secured some of Octagon's most successful games. As his work migrated to the Merscom side of the business, Jay was key in building the digital distribution network that is still in use today.

Jay regularly provides advice for the development community through lectures at GDC as well as the Triangle Gaming Expo. Jay also contributed chapters on contract negotiation to the books "Game Design Methods" and "Secrets of the Game Business" from Charles River Media.

Jay received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998.

Credited on 24 games

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Path of Kami: Journey Begins (2022, Windows) IFW Backers
Cartomancy Anthology (2022, Windows) The Reader
Auto Age: Standoff (2017, Windows) Special Thanks To Industry Supporters
Toki Tori (2011, Android) Two Tribes Greets The Following People
L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (2010, Windows) Business Development
Memory Clinic (2010, Windows) Chief Customer Officer
Nat Geo Adventure: Ghost Fleet (2009, Windows) Chief Customer Officer
Buku Sudoku (2008, Xbox 360) Executive Producer
L.A. Street Racing (2007, Windows) Executive Producer
Biker Mice from Mars (2007, Nintendo DS) Octagon Entertainment / Merscom LLC
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006, Windows) Octagon Entertainment
Fastlane Pinball (2006, Windows) Special Thanks
Buku Sudoku (2006, Windows) Executive Producer
Buku Kakuro (2006, Windows) Executive Producer
Painkiller: Black - Limited Edition DVD (2005, Windows) DreamCatcher Special Thanks
WWII Tank Commander (2005, Windows) Special Thanks
Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell (2004, Windows) DreamCatcher Special Thanks
Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition (2004, Windows) Licensing Manager
Painkiller (2004, Windows) DreamCatcher Special Thanks
Devastation (2003, Windows) Representation for Digitalo

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