“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” - Robert A. Heinlein
Game Design & Development
Change Allows Growth
Ryan Morrison is a co-founder of, and the business visionary behind, Island Officials that has grown from a ‘basement project’ into a fully operational game development, web development and app studio. Morrison has led the management and creative teams at Island Officials in the development of dozens of games, websites and applications.
Alongside Island Officials, Morrison is the lead instructor of the Game Design & Development AAS program at Camden County College. Previously Morrison was a software engineer at The SI Organization, Inc. (formally part of Lockheed Martin), and from 1993 through 2008 Morrison’s involvement in the game industry was focused on multi-unit, specialty and big-box retail business development. During this time Morrison worked with companies such as Blockbuster Video, Funcoland, Gamestop, Toys R Us and GameCrazy.
Morrison is an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the IGDA (International Game Developer’s Association) and is also the founder/advisor for Camden County College’s Game Design Guild, sits on the board of the Woodbury Heights Community Center and is a current member of the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce. His BS is in Multimedia Design from Wilmington University, Graphic Design and Art. He is currently taking Masters class in educational technology.
Wayne Strange Composer Strange Symphonies
Shane Henrickson SEO / PPC / CPC / Analytics
Ryan Morrison is a natural-born leader.
Leave dreaming to the dreamers, Ryan makes his visions come true! He is a mentor to those that follow him and a passionate Professor to help guide students on their journey. During the project Orion's Odyssey: A Pattern Blocks Adventure, Ryan gave me the chance to work at his studio. I knew Ryan from my undergrad studies in Game Design and Development at Camden County College. He took me underneath his wing and showed me a path within the video game industry that I enjoyed. He always stays connected with his employees, fellow employees, students, alumni and friends.
Ryan's vision of starting a video game studio came true. In 2007, Island Officials became established in the video game industry. The company flourished with many hit titles and becoming among the most well-known video game studios in New Jersey.
I stand by Ryan Morrison with every decision he makes in his career and hope one day we can work together again
Adrian Sandoval Game Designer at Island Officials
Daniel J. Pisko III Programmer Analyst w/ Mobile Design & Management Focus at Camden County College