Andy Schatz

Andy Schatz

Andy Schatz after winning two awards for Monaco at the Independent Games Festival in 2010
Occupation Video game designer, CEO of Pocketwatch Games
Known for Hosting the IGF award ceremonies

Andy Schatz is a video game designer known for hosting the Independent Games Festival awards ceremonies, and his contributions to independent video game development.[1]

Early life

Schatz graduated from Amherst College with a degree in Computer Science and Fine Arts.[1]


Before starting Pocketwatch Games in 2004, Schatz worked for various companies as a Designer, Artificial Intelligence Engineer, Lead Programmer, and a Development Director. He helped to write the first Xbox Live code to ship to the public for the game Whacked! and aided in the implementation of EA’s multiplatform internet layer for the game GoldenEye: Rogue Agent.[1] He eventually founded Pocketwatch Games and worked as the lone programmer, designer, and producer for the companies' first two games, Wildlife Tycoon: Venture Africa, which has sold over 90,000 copies worldwide, and Venture Arctic.[1]

Games developed

Game Platform Release date
Wildlife Tycoon: Venture Africa Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X 2005
Venture Arctic Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X 2007
Venture Dinosauria TBA TBA
Monaco: What's Yours is Mine Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, TBA April 24th, 2013


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Andy Schatz". Gamasutra. Retrieved 15 October 2012.

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