Jenova Chen

Co-Founder, Thatgamecompany

As one of the first-generation video game design graduates from USC School of Cinematic Arts, Interactive Media Program, Jenova Chen is the creator behind the multi award-winning student game Cloud and flOw, co-founder of thatgamecompany and the creative director of Flower and Journey. Jenova is dedicated to expanding the emotional spectrum of video games and making them available for a much wider audience.

Born and raised in Shanghai China, Jenova ventured to the US in 2003. One of his greatest dreams is to bring the best messages to the video game world. Like what Hayao Miyazaki did to anime, Jenova wants to be one of the heroes who can turn video games into a form of art and play that can be appreciated and enjoyed by every human being. In 2008 Chen was named as Top Young Innovator by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chen is a Big Think Delphi Fellow.