More Industry Success for NYFA Games Faculty Scott Rogers: “Rayguns & Rocketships” Is A Hit


The New York Film Academy Game Design Department is celebrating the success of our faculty member, Scott Rogers’, latest table top game: “Rayguns & Rocket Ships.” It just completed a successful run on Kickstarter and will be in stores in the Fall.

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Like all NYFA Games faculty Scott is a working developer in the game industry. He was game designer and creative director on more than fifty AAA games for Disney, Sony, Capcom, Namco and THQ. His games have sold over 50 million copies worldwide. Over his career, Scott has partnered with major licensors including Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, MGA and DC Entertainment.

For the last four years, Scott was an Imagineer at Walt Disney Imagineering’s R&D department where he helped create interactive experiences installed in Disney’s parks including: “Mickey’s Fun Wheel Challenge,” “Legends of Frontierland” and several app-based interactive games. Scott has authored two books on game design: “Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design” and “Swipe This! The Guide to Touchscreen Game Design.” Both books are top sellers and “Level Up!” is the #1 best seller on

Here are a few of Scott’s videogame projects:

God of War (PS2)
Saint’s Row Drive-by (PSN, XBLA)
Maximo: Ghost to Glory (PS2)
Warhammer 40K Kill Team (PSN, XBLA)
Drawn to Life (DS)
World of Zoo (Wii, PC, DS)
Up (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS, PC)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants (PC, GBA)
Battle of the Bands (Wii)
Pac-Man World (PS)
Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness (PS)
Soul Blade (Soul Edge) (PS)
Xevious 3D (PS)
World Stadium Baseball EX (PS)
Rage Racer (PS)
Demoliton Man (SNES, Genesis, Sega CD)
ESPN Baseball Tonight (Sega CD)
ESPN National Hockey Night (SNES, Genesis, Sega CD)
ESPN 2 on 2 Basketball (SNES)

Scott’s latest game, “Rayguns & Rocketships” combines the polish and craftsmanship expected of an Imagineer with the tongue-and-cheek sci-fi aesthetic of the original Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon. The game is an inventive miniatures-based board game where players control of a rocketship on one board and its crew on another as they battle friends and avoid a cold death in the vacuum of space. Check it out here.


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Published on: May 22, 2017

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