2020 FIC Fellow
Tony Patrick is a WorldBuilder, Immersive Director, and founder of the Tenfold Gaming Initiative. As an author/director of numerous screenplays, documentaries (HBO) and published comics (Batman & The Signal, X'ed), Tony's penchant for creating fictional worlds has catapulted him into future-facing residencies sponsored by Sundance New Frontier, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Verizon 5G and Ryot, laying the foundation for a new XR format termed Experiential Comics. When he is not generating opportunities for underrepresented youth to pursue game design and innovation careers, he is catalyzing new artworks, prototypes, and civic solutions in his Community-WorldBuilding workshops with artists, entrepreneurs, and communities-at-large.
Relief & Renewal (R&R) is a regenerative project utilizing online Community World-building sessions to cultivate Renewal Centers: physical and virtual relief spaces for psychological, physical, spiritual, and digital renewal.
Based in a fictional universe derived from concepts generated in community-based world-building sessions in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Kansas City, “Whitepaper” is an interactive, extended-reality narrative featuring a self-aware fintech A.I. and the rogue A.I. bounty hunter determined to wipe it out of existence. Utilizing motion capture, virtual reality, comics, and spacial audio, “Whitepaper: XR” provides users with an engaging interactive thriller and unique characters while serving as the foundation for Experiential Comics.
TENFOLD GAMING INITIATIVE
Tenfold Gaming Initiative helps students build a foundation to overcome any adversity in life through playing and designing the games they love. Students learn how games get made, programmed and promoted, developing skills that lead to great future careers.