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Matt Costello


Matt Costello’s best-selling work strives to mesh gameplay, technology and story. He scripted and designed many award-winning videogames including The 7th Guest, Doom 3, and Pirates of the Caribbean. With Neil Richards, he co-scripted the recently released Just Cause 2. Lionsgate filmed his novel Beneath Still Waters. His latest suspense novel, Nowhere, was published by Putnam. Matt’s children’s books include the series The Kids of Einstein Elementary (Scholastic) and Magic Everywhere (Random House). Matt has also written television for PBS, The Disney Channel, The SyFy Channel, and the BBC among others. He mentors transmedia teams around the world.

Matt will be a speaker in the session “New Frontiers in Storytelling”