James Portnow

As CEO of Divide by Zero Games and later Rainmaker Games, James built up a wealth of experience in independent game development despite never shipping a title that hit massive public success. He is most notable for his work writing the web series, Extra Credits which provide a thoughtful dissection of several common issues in the world of game design, game culture, and more. Tackling issues like gender discrimination, the popularization of gamification, and diversity in narrative protagonists, the show has earned its following by providing a balanced look into some of the toughest problems facing the industry today.