David Antognoli - Columbia College Chicago

David Antognoli

Assistant Professor



David Antognoli is a game developer and Assistant Professor of Game Design in Columbia College Chicago's Interactive Arts and Media Department.

A game industry veteran with experience in both programming and game design roles, David has worked on projects with companies like Microsoft, Sega, 2K Games, and Nickelodeon. Now he finds creative refuge in independent game development and teaching others how to create amazing games.

At Indiana University Bloomington he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in game design and English, and a Master of Science degree in Immersive Mediated Environments

Instructional Areas

Game design and development; project management and the production process; game culture and literary analysis of games

Creative Practice and Research Interests

I seek to create work that recontextualizes the medium of video games beyond the culturally dominant forms dictated by commercial motivations and the “gamer” metanarrative. I am excited by projects that show audiences the possibility of games beyond children’s diversions and “timewasters.” I am interested in projects that explore the avantgarde, literary, or public art potential of the medium, without losing touch with plain old fun.


B.A., Individualized Major/English Indiana University 2006
M.S., Telecommunications Indiana University 2008