Christopher Garrett is a game developer and contract software developer living in Pleasant Valley.

What are you excited about right now?
I’m working on an iOS game called Moji Match. It is a turn-based game similar to Scrabble or Words With Friends, except that it uses emojis instead of words. I’m excited because my beta testers love the game and have gotten hooked on it.

More about Moji Match:
Moji Match is an emoji game made in the Hudson Valley. Lots of ? in it but you’ll ❤️ it.

See the project →

How did you end up in the Hudson Valley, and what do you love about it?
I came here in 2007 when my wife got a job at Vassar College as a chemistry professor. Since then I have grown to love so much about this area. I love the outdoors, so we have taken advantage of the great opportunities for hiking, cycling and camping nearby. There are great restaurants, and enriching cultural activities. But I think the best thing is the sense of community and general desire to improve the world around us.

Who are other Hudson Valley creatives whose work you admire?
Chris Muscarella of the Field Company recently moved to the area. My Field Company skillet is one of a handful of objects in my house that is a joy to use on a daily basis.

And Dennis Crowley. I love his willingness to try crazy things to make the world a better place. Kingston Stockade games are now one of my favorite summer activities.

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