Phoenix Perry creates physical games and user experiences. A consummate advocate for women in game development, she founded Code Liberation Foundation. This organisation teaches women to program games for free. Since starting in 2012, this project has reached over 1000 women in the New York area between the ages of 16 to 60. Fostering professional growth and mentoring new leaders in the field, she strives to infuse the industry with new voices. As principle founder in Dozen Eyes Games, a company producing works for social change and interactive installations, she also is an entrepreneur. This fall, she joins HKU in The Netherlands as a Senior Lecturer in interaction design and games. She is a researcher at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering focused on empowerment and diversity in STEM.
Dozen Eyes is a game studio in Brooklyn, NY founded in Spring of 2013 and run by Phoenix Perry and Ben Johnson. They focus on applied games, museum installations and intelligently playful experiences. Phoenix Perry fights to change gender ratios in games with Code Liberation. Ben Johnson's work with Babycastles challenges ideas about what games can be. Together, as Dozen Eyes, they collaborate not just to make better games, but to make games better. Legendary improvisor Del Close taught his students to "play to the top of your intelligence." Dozen Eyes engages audiences of players by making games that are specific, honest, and reflect the world.