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F.8 Interactive

REALITY IS BETTER THAN GAMES. We blend brains, savvy and soul to carry gamers far beyond themselves.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2009
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

F.8 Interactive is a startup game company with a twist.

Where most game companies focus on simply manufacturing and selling software, we create revolutionary gameplay, design scaleable franchises & develop sustainable revenue platforms.

Our games plug into passionate human behavior, inviting gamers - and brands - to explore deeply, invest repeatedly and share widely.


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    Yael Swerdlow
    Chief Executive Officer, co-founder

    Swerdlow co-founded F.8 Interactive to build engaging, real-world-oriented games that outperform and out-class most mass-market titles. After winning awards as a career photojournalist for the AP and Los Angeles Times, she cofounded the Women's Empowerment Foundation and consults on public diplomacy and media literacy. She is also co-chairs Games for Change's National Leadership Council and wrote the script for "True Crime: Streets of L.A."

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    Mack Reed
    Chief Operating / Creative Officer, co-founder

    Reed co-founded F.8 Interactive to create uncommonly original games that tap real-world human experience and sustain themselves as businesses. Reed's deep experience as a business and social-technology strategist and user-experience designer followed tenures overseeing content creation at Cox Interactive Media and the global Metblogs network and 17 years as an award-winning deadline reporter for the L.A. Times and Philadelphia Inquirer.

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    Jason DeFillippo
    VP of Technology, co-founder

    DeFillippo has architected, developed and helped launch large-scale social-media applications and destinations, including Technorati, and JPG Magazine. He was co-founder/CTO of Metblogs – a worldwide network of more than 50 urban weblogs that won huge traffic and broad recognition as a model of citizen journalism during events such as the Pakistani terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina. He created the award-winning


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    Jennifer Brockett - Davis, Wright & Tremaine