Moby ID: 785394
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Zhenghua Yang (Z) is the founder, executive producer, narrative director, designer, audio engineer, & artist of Serenity Forge, a value-driven video game development company in Boulder, Colorado.
Z was born in China and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 10. Having built his first computer at the age of 6 and programmed his first video game at the age of 10, Z started Serenity Forge after a near-fatal illness at the age of 18, focusing on creating meaningful & artistic games that challenge the way we think.
Since then, Z worked to develop games including Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, Once Upon a Coma, Half Past Fate, The King’s Bird, and published games such as Lifeless Planet, A Case of Distrust, Pinstripe, and Four Sided Fantasy. In Addition, Z works with hospitals in creating interactive experiences for children with severe illnesses to give them a sense of freedom during their hospitalization.
Z is a TEDx speaker and holds many awards in business and design; his art and games have reached fans around the world and have been exhibited at museums such as the Smithsonian Institution & Denver Botanic Gardens.
Credited on 19 games
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|Viewfinder (2023, Windows)||Special Thanks to|
|Decarnation (2023, Windows)||Special Thanks|
|Mr. Sun's Hatbox (2023, Windows)||Thanks|
|Flipper Lifter (2022, Playdate)||Production|
|Land of Screens (2022, Windows)||Executive Producer|
|Date Night Bowling (2021, Windows)||Executive Producer|
|Beast Breaker (2021, Windows)||Special Thanks|
|Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! (2021, Windows)||Executive Director|
|Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse (2021, Windows)||Executive Director|
|Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing (2021, Windows)||Executive Producer|
|Spiritfarer (2020, Windows)||And our Beta Testers|
|The Alto Collection (2020, Windows)||Executive Producer|
|Neversong (2020, Windows)||Executive Producer|
|Half Past Fate (2020, Windows)||Executive Producer|
|Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (2019, Nintendo Switch)||Executive Producer|
|The King's Bird (2018, Windows)||Management and Production|
|Death's Gambit (2018, Windows)||Executive Director|
|A Case of Distrust (2018, Windows)||Executive Producer|
|Four Sided Fantasy (2016, Windows)||Publishing Team|
[ full credits ]
- 14 games with Kevin Zhang
- 13 games with Kersti S. Kodas
- 12 games with Erik Coburn
- 12 games with Samuel Herb
- 11 games with Andrew Wilson
- 11 games with Andy Schmitt
- 10 games with Alicia Poon
- 10 games with Latonya White
- 10 games with Alex Ang
- 10 games with Parker Davis
- 15 games with Valve Corporation
- 13 games with Serenity Forge LLC.
- 12 games with Unity Technologies ApS
- 4 games with Way Down Deep LLC
- 3 games with Firelight Technologies Pty. Ltd.
- 2 games with Riotloc Ltd.
- 2 games with Keywords Studios Plc
- 2 games with Kakehashi Games
- 2 games with Epic Games, Inc.
- 1 game with Graffiti Games Ltd.