Video Game Developers

Career Info

Ed Magnin, founder of Magnin & Associates, has been actively involved in the video game industry since 1979. Magnin & Associates has developed handheld games for 20 years, iOS games for 5, with over a dozen games in the AppStore.

See Past Projects for a list of the games Ed has worked on.  Be sure to read the interview about his days at Cinemaware or listen to the radio interview on the WHYN Game Guys show.

Check out our Career Info section to find out what it's like to pursue a career in the video game industry and read Ed's article on or download our free iPhone App So you want to be a game designer.

Read Ed's recent articles as published on LinkedIn.

See slides from Ed's talks on game development, including his recent talk in Japanese with HAL Tokyo students.

Read the recent Retro Video Gamer interview with Ed Magnin.

Follow our various game related boards on Pinterest.

Indie Game Development books:

Ed Magnin's new book Indie Game Development - The Freedom to Create Your Game is now available on iBooks in English, Japanese, and Spanish. (FREE sample version of each includes Chapters 1 - 3)

Ed Magnin is a proud member of

Game Development:

Magnin & Associates is an authorized Nintendo DS and iPhone developer.  We have been in business since 1993 specializing in handheld games.


We now have 26 games for the iPhone and iPad available in the AppStore:
for new game announcements


Game Design - Game Industry - Intellectual Property

Ed Magnin regularly consults with investment firms on game industry related topics.  He has also served as an expert witness in a number of intellectual property and patent cases.  Click here to request a private consultation with him through the Gerson Lehrman Group where he is a member of their Council of Advisors.


Ed Magnin has taught game courses at the college and graduate level for the past 15+ years while continuing to work in the game industry.


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