A team of interdisciplinary researchers, designers and developers led by Owen Gottlieb, an assistant professor of interactive games and media at Rochester Institute of Technology, has created the new Lost & Found game series to teach about medieval religious legal systems. The first game, Lost & Found is a strategy game that aims to promote and enhance the public understanding of religion.
Owen Gottlieb, Ph.D. is the founder and lead research faculty at the Initiative in Religion, Culture, and Policy at RIT’s MAGIC Center. Gottlieb’s scholarship, design, and public works defy traditional boundaries, nurturing new modes of positive change. Gottlieb’s works traverse multiple fields including games, religion, education, media studies, communications, anthropology, dramatic writing for film, television, and games, software development and dance. An ordained Reform rabbi and digital game innovator (nominated Most Innovative Game at the 2013 Games for Change Festival), his is Assistant Professor at the School of Interactive Games and Media at RIT. He is also the founder of ConverJent: Jewish Games for Learning (founded 2010).
Ian Schreiber has been in the video game industry since the year 2000, first as a programmer and then as a game designer. He has worked on eight published video game titles and two serious game projects, has co-authored two books on games, and is a co-founder of Global Game Jam. Ian teaches game design and development courses as an assistant professor at Rochester Institute of Technology.