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Michael T. Astolfi is a game designer, researcher, and improviser who uses evolutionary psychology to make and study video games. He holds a B.A. in Evolutionary Psychology from Boston University, and a Master's in The Design and Psychology of Video Games from New York University.

Mike is the Lead Game Designer and a Co-Founder of Blacktorch Games, a New York-based mobile game developer. Blacktorch's first game, "Don't Fry the Frog!," is available now on the App Store. With another collaborator, Aaron Rasmussen, Mike successfully Kickstarted and developed a video game with no graphics called "BlindSide." This audio-only game delivers an identical play experience to both sighted and visually impaired gamers, has neat gyro-based controls, and is available now on the App Store (iOS) and Desura (PC/Mac).

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epicycle is an indie game developer founded by Aaron Rasmussen and Michael T. Astolfi. Together they develop games for iOS, Android, PC, & Mac.

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