KAZAP: A TRANSMEDIA PRODUCTION STUDIO
Karen Snyder is a Transmedia Producer, Author, Director, and Full-Motion Video Game Producer.
She has over 12 years of experience in developing and creating multi-media and transmedia corporate, educational, and entertainment projects. She has managed and directed teams of up to 35 both in-house and globally distributed.
The lead visionary for Transmedia Realm (formally Transmedia Story Stream), she is developing a revolutionary platform which blends social video game mechanics with narrative to allow creatives to BUILD, DISTRIBUTE, and ENGAGE fans in multi-media story worlds.
As KYS REALM, she is the creator of the world's first transmedia romance series, The Elements Club. She made romance industry headlines for being the first to have created an interactive romance ebook series. The Elements Club is filmed on location at Heritage Square Museum.
One of only a hand-full of female video game producers focused on the casual game space, in late 2015 she was thrilled to launch The Elements Club: Unity Match video game--the world's first romance match-3, full-motion video game.
In October 2013, she was selected as a finalist for GamesBeat: Who's Got Game Innovation Showdown where she presented her vision for relational video games.
In March 2016, she led a panel on Full-Motion Video Game development at SXSW. She was joined by fellow FMV producers, Sam Barlow and Simon Tremblay.
As of February 2016, she is joining forces with Jon Lindgren, an award-winning broadcast producer, to create a new production company, Trans / Seven Studio, to cultivate more full-motion video games and transmedia broadcast offerings.
She is currently on track to finish her Masters of Media Design, MFA from Full Sail University in October, 2016.