merritt kopas

“merritt kopas’ shrewd designs don’t simply comment provocatively on the form in which she works -- they’re bold, open and fearless expressions of herself. She generously offers the latter to attain the former; though she often works with complex, vulnerable subject matter, her work is willing to allow audiences emotional intimacy with her in order to create spaces for thought on things that matter broadly.”

Leigh Alexander // Gamasutra

"For ages we've been hearing calls for diversity in game making and criticism. Most of these calls only echoed in the windowless, neon-lit conference rooms of academia. As mutant practitioner-theorist, merritt managed to contaminate the living gaming discourse, emerging as a powerful and yet nuanced voice in the indie movement. Her contribution goes way beyond advocating for the mere representation of minorities in games, it's an injection of poetry and pragmatic witchcraft in a conversation dominated by complacent bullet-points and sales data."

Paolo Pedercini // Molleindustria

“Video games are of two minds: they want wide-reaching cultural acceptance, to be explored as artistic expression, but to keep all the conventions and attitudes created for a super niche audience. Forest Ambassador reimagines how we would approach presenting them as something anyone would be interested in. It aims to lower the barriers of participation by shelving off musty, unquestioned values and finding games that are accessible to overlooked players. This is a truly an essential resource, a great representative to act on the medium’s behalf.”

Mattie Brice // Founder of GQCon