I'm Arya Biswas (she / they), a game designer, programmer, and writer at the University of Southern California (USC).
I grew up with games like Super Smash Bros and Pokémon that thrive on the goodness of human relationships and the vibrant communities that surround them. My passion for making games stems not only from the formative role they've played in my life, but also the conviction that games have the power to connect people across diverse racial, political, social, and gender identities. I'm on a mission to share the joy of interactive media with people across the globe, and better understand the transformative effect that games have on our lives.
When I'm not making/playing awesome video games, you might find me practicing wicked martial arts, training Pokémon in an alternate dimension, or contemplating the meaning of human existence. Feel free to follow my adventures on Twitter @aryados__.