Kevin Cancienne

Senior VP and Director of Game Development


Cancienne is Senior VP and Director of Game Development at Area/Code who has been creating interactive media for nearly fifteen years. He got his start creating educational multimedia applications for the City University of New York before moving on to seminal New York interactive firm, Avalanche Systems. Cancienne later served as a Manager of Interface Development at Razorfish, where he worked with clients such as Citibank, InStyle, and Britannica. Along the way he also co-developed Science & Industry, a successful mod for Half-Life featured in Valve Software’s 1999 Mod Expo.

Before joining Area/Code, Cancienne designed and built online games for HBO, Noggin, A&E, and The N. For The N, Viacom’s network for tweens, Kevin developed five original titles, including one of The N’s most successful games, Avatar Prom. Cancienne has also taught Game Design at NYU’s ITP.