Senior Designer, Disney Interactive Studios
Now a senior designer at Disney Interactive Studio, Patricia Pizer has spent
the span of her twenty-year career working with innovative studios such as
Harmonix Music, Boffo Games, and THQ/GameFX. In 2006 she came to Disney, where
she has worked on far-reaching titles, like the online Toontown.
Though she currently specializes in virtual worlds, she has
a history of exploring new technologies and their implementation within games.
She has worked for alternate-reality game studio 42 Entertainment, as well as
Turbine Entertainment, where she was part of the forerunning online world Asheron's Call. "Mostly though,"
Pizer says of herself, "she just likes to play games."
As a designer at Disney, Pizer's games have reached
countless children. As a designer, she has made a name for herself within the
industry as a reliable, experienced woman in the field of game development.
is currently working on a new platform for Disney Interactive Studios called
DGamer, which aims to bridge the gap between traditional PC and console titles
and help expand the player experience with access to an online community.
What her peers say
Brenda: "Patricia's another woman who's been in
the industry for decades. That alone should be worth some kind of commemorative
Patricia's worked on everything from ARGs to Disney games to MMOs to
adventure games, and since her career so closely parallels mine (she started in
testing and worked her way up), I have a lot of respect for her and her work."