A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with Matt Hooper, a Seattle attorney who represents video game and media clients. Matt has a strong interest in “games for good”—video games that promote learning, health, and social justice—and he speaks often about games to scientists, business leaders, and educators. In 2013 he won a Telly Award for one of his presentations.
When I arrived at a downtown Starbucks for our interview, Matt was playing Plants Vs. Zombies on his phone.
Pixelkin: Did you play video games when you were young?
Hooper: I had a Nintendo when I was about nine to 13, but other than that I didn’t play many video games at all. I only really got involved in the video game space when I moved to Seattle a few years ago. Prior to that, most of my work was internet-based or film-based. I was in L.A. for 26 years and northern California six or seven years and then came to Seattle. Read More