Jump Over the Age is a one-man studio founded by writer, designer and artist Gareth Damian Martin.
With a decade's experience in games journalism, graphic design and experimental literature, Gareth brings a wealth of skills to video game development. His first game, In Other Waters won the Jury Prix at IndieCade Europe, and was widely praised by critics for its “hypnotic art, otherworldly audio and captivating writing” (Eurogamer).His criticism has been published in a wide variety of forms, from Eurogamer and Rock Paper Shotgun to Edge Magazine and Frieze Magazine. He is the editor and creator of Heterotopias, an independent zine about games and architecture, and has lectured on the history and theory of games and architecture at the world-renowned Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.
His game photography has been shown at London's Photographer's Gallery, The Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, as well as being published in the British Journal of Photography. Gareth also holds a PhD in experimental literature from Royal Holloway, University of London, and his writing has been described by Arkane Studio’s Harvey Smith as “both beautiful and illuminating.”
Working out of his home studio in East London, through Jump Over the Age Gareth hopes to offer distinctive, relevant, and challenging narrrative games, with a strong focus on experimental design and visual sophistication.