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Navid Khonsari

iNK Stories
Founder of the independent studio iNK Stories, Navid Khonsari is known for having developed the cinematic look and feel for groundbreaking AAA video games such as Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, The Warriors, Midnight Club, Manhunt, Red Dead Revolver, Alan Wake, Homefront and more.  Called a “Truly revolutionary game” by New Yorker, 1979 Revolution is Khonsari's most innovative and latest coup.  Kotaku hails 1979 “Important and Groundbreaking”, a narrative adventure video game set in the real events of the first modern Islamic revolution in Iran.  1979 is the genre defining first title in a series of games by iNK coined Verite Games.

With partnerships that extend to game development with Yale University’s Cognitive Science Department, the Roddenberry Foundation, Google and the Canadian National Film Board, Khonsari and his team look to educate by focusing on entertaining through engagement.  Khonsari is a fellow of the Sundance Institute and recipient of support from Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art Grant and IFP/Made in NY.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, June 24