Ryan Morrison, CEO
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 studio. Morrison has led the management and creative teams at Island Officials in the development of nearly a dozen games and applications.
Alongside Island Officials, Morrison is a software engineer at The SI Organization, Inc. (formally part of Lockheed Martin), and is the lead sole instructor of the Game Design & Development AAS program at Camden County College. 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 Main Street Woodbury initiative and Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce. His educational background is in Business, Graphic Design and Art.
Ryan Harbinson, COO
Ryan Harbinson is a co-founder of, and the driving creative force behind, Island Officials. Harbinson has provided the overall vision and managed the design of over a dozen games and applications. Along with his responsibilities at Island Officials, Harbinson was also the product director at Storm City Games, a casual/value games publisher based in Sicklerville, NJ. At Storm City, Ryan has overseen the marketing and sales off over 150 games on the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii & Sony PSP including the top selling Chicken Shoot and M&M’s Cart Racing both on Nintendo DS and Wii.
Prior to his work at Island Officials and Storm City Games, Harbinson worked as a product specialist at game publishing houses, DSi & Zoo Games Inc. Alongside his work with these game publishers, Ryan has taught game design & development courses at Camden County College and was the pioneer of the program as a student. Prior to his experience working in games publishing and development, Harbinson worked in a management position at specialty game retailers for more than 8 years.
Harbinson has two AAS degrees from Camden County College in Graphic Design and Game Design & Development. Harbinson is also the Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of the IGDA and is a current member of the Main Street Woodbury initiative and Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce.
Tyler Ager, VP of Development
Tyler Ager is the creator of and driving force behind the mobile development program at Island Officials. He directly oversees all parts of production from concept to completion. Prior to Island Officials, Tyler worked as an instructor in Java, C++, Networking, Web Design, Graphic Design, Robotics, and Electrical Engineering, as well as in retail for Gamestop, and as a digital content specialist at Storm City Games. He has been featured on Destructoid, and G4, and only recently settled his ongoing feud with Adam West.
Tyler graduated from Camden County College where he received an Associates Degree in Game Design & Development. He earned electrical engineering certifications form Temple University, and attends Rowan University for computer science. He is an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the IGDA and is a current member of the Main Street Woodbury initiative and Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce.