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FAYETTE, Iowa (September 23, 2019) – Upper Iowa University (UIU) will host gaming professionals Brad Andres and Gates Dowd on Friday, October 4. The program will be held from 11 a.m. – noon in the Liberal Arts Auditorium at UIU’s Fayette Campus.

A game designer for Fantasy Flight Games, Andres began his career in the games industry in 2011 as a living card game designer. He is currently a lead developer for the game, KeyForge. Dowd serves as the marketing and event planner for Leder Games. The guest speakers will discuss their careers in the gaming industry and what skill set Fantasy Flight Games and Leder Games looks for in their employees.

Established in 1995, Fantasy Flight Games is a hobby game company based out of Roseville, Minnesota. The company publishes board and card games, roleplaying games, miniature and digital games, and Living Card Games®. Leder Games is a board games publisher based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The company is credited with creating games that are exciting to play and artistic and socially conscious.