Scott Berkenkotter
Programming Lead
School of Game Development

After earning a BA degree in Linguistics at UC Davis, Scott Berkenkotter realized his true passion for game design and returned to his hometown of Fremont, CA to earn a Certificate in Game Design at Ohlone College. Scott was the Founding President of the Ohlone Game Developers Club for two years, and led a team of five to build an interactive educational experience in Second Life. He has since worked his way up from a tester at Electronic Arts to working as Lead Engineer at independent studios such as Millionants Productions and Foam Robot, Inc. Prior to joining Academy of Art University, he developed the English-learning app Idiom Power for web, iOS, and Android.

Development Industry Credits:

  • Presenter, The Many Faces of Code, AfroComicCon, 2020
  • Shipped titles: The Last Sunshine, Soleris, English Wiz, Idiom Power
  • Almost 30 years of experience designing levels and games


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I’ve never followed a conventional career path. Instead, I took a winding road, but wouldn’t you know it – I ended up right where I needed to be.
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