Gator wins international award for indie video game

Author: Kanaga Rajan
January 20, 2022
home screen of Akurra video game
Photo Credit: Jason Newman

“Akurra,” created by SF State alumnus Jason Newman, recently received IGN Japan’s Media Highlight Award

Jason Newman (B.S., ’17) grew up making games for his friends. Now he’s turning that hobby into a career — and his first indie game is already making waves. “Akurra,” a puzzle-based game designed for multiple platforms, recently took home one of the top awards at a Japanese gaming convention.

Newman never thought he’d make games for a living, especially given the competitive nature of the field. He didn’t even come to San Francisco State University to study computer science because he found math so challenging.

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