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PLAYMATICS TAKES AUDIENCE AWARD AT DEMO DAY

Playmatics, a gaming and digital media start-up took home the Audience Choice Award at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP Demo Day.

Playmatics was one of five companies presenting their work in the Media Center’s theater to a standing room only crowd of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, brand agencies and invited guests. The win was followed by the Media Center’s Marketplace where Demo Day participants from Snakt, Cannabis Wire, Hack it Back, and Glossy.io joined 30 additional members who showcased their companies and projects to more than 200 guests.

Playmatics picked up the award for audience favorite for its work in narrative-driven digital experiences – including games created using its proprietary comic games platform, PlayComix.

Nicholas Fortugno, Playmatics Chief Creative Officer said that “Demo Day provided Playmatics with an ideal opportunity to present how I approach and lead the design of these digital storytelling experiences.”

Demo Day is the flagship program for the Made in NY Media Center by IFP’s members to showcase their work at the intersection of story and technology.

Learn more about Playmatices and their win here.

Check out photos of our Demo Day Pitching Teams and Marketplace:

Tristan Snell (Snakt), Patricia Rodriguez Zablah (Hack it Back), Nick Fortugno (Playmatics), Justin Charles (Glossy.io), Alex Samuel (Glossy.io), Alyson Martin (Cannabis Wire), Andee Dooley (Snakt), Selina Rossi (Snakt), David Carroll (Glossy.io), Nushin Rashidian (Cannabis Wire)

Tristan Snell (Snakt), Patricia Rodriguez Zablah (Hack it Back), Nick Fortugno (Playmatics), Justin Charles (Glossy.io), Alex Samuel (Glossy.io), Alyson Martin (Cannabis Wire), Andee Dooley (Snakt), Selina Rossi (Snakt), David Carroll (Glossy.io), Nushin Rashidian (Cannabis Wire)

Patricia Rodriguez Zablah (Hack it Back)

Patricia Rodriguez Zablah (Hack it Back)

David Carroll (Glossy.io)

David Carroll (Glossy.io)

Made in NY Media Center members present their companies and projects to enthusiastic audiences:

Joana Vicente, Executive Director of Made in NY Media Center by IFP, introduces the Demo Day presentations.

Joana Vicente, Executive Director of Made in NY Media Center by IFP, introduces the Demo Day presentations.

Erin Griffith (Senior Writer, Fortune), Barin Nahvi Rovzar (Executive Director, R&D and Strategy, Hearst Corporation), Tom Constabile (Associate Director, Corporate Strategy & Development, Verizon Ventures)

Erin Griffith (Senior Writer, Fortune), Barin Nahvi Rovzar (Executive Director, R&D and Strategy, Hearst Corporation), Tom Constabile (Associate Director, Corporate Strategy & Development, Verizon Ventures)

After Demo Day we celebrated our first year Anniversary with music by JD Samson and catering by Cuper café.

After Demo Day we celebrated our first year Anniversary with music by JD Samson and catering by Cuper café.

Our next demo day will be in Spring 2015. We can’t wait to share work from our next generation of artists, innovators and entrepreneurs incubating in the Media Center!