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Sam Buck Rosen and Zeke playing guitars

Buoy Gallery, Kittery, MA; 4/3/10, with Sam Buck Rosen; photo by John Donnell

zeke kissing his elbow

Photo by Sara Katz

Biography

Zeke Virant is an American game designer and musician living in Belgium.

He has designed games from the ground up as a game designer, but has experience as a programmer, sound designer, and level designer. His first commercial title, “Soft Body,” was released on the PlayStation 4 and Steam in 2016. "Soft Body" received funding from the Indie Fund and the NYU Game Center Incubator.

Before developing games, Zeke wrote and directed operas, including “How To Look at the Ocean (Now I am a Flower)” and “Tydrus the Twit.” In addition to his work in opera, Zeke has composed electronic music and pieces for chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras.  His orchestral suite, “Who Knows What You Are, Anyway?” was performed in May 2009 by the American Symphony Orchestra as part of Bard’s senior student composers series.