David “DJ” Johnson

David “DJ” Johnson

Indie Game Awards Judge

David “DJ” Johnson is the award winning founder, CEO and Creative Director of Undertone FX, a studio specializing in real time visual effects for video games and VR/AR.

Previously David was the Lead Visual Effects Artist at Activision/Blizzard’s Infinity Ward Studio, creator of the Call of Duty Franchise, having worked there for 10 years.  David has 20 years of computer graphics experience, of which 18 has been dedicated to video games and 13 specialized toward effects.  David has shipped 20+ video games and has contributed to some of the largest names in video game history including the Call of Duty and Halo franchises.  The combined revenue of games David has worked on exceeds 3 Billion dollars and have broken multiple records for units sold and revenue.

  • David has been the recipient of two VES awards.
  • David is an active VES member, is a member of their awards committee and served a two year term on their Board of Directors.
  • David is a published author, having contributed to the book “Introduction to Game Development”.
  • David is a regular speaker at universities and conferences including Siigraph, Gnomon and the Game Developers Conference.
  • David is on the advisory board for VFX Voice magazine and occasionally writes guest columns for the magazine.
  • David is a co-founder of RealTimeVFX.com and the associated Facebook group and Discord Channels.

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Get ready for gamer-style glitz and glam! The Indie Game Awards is a celebration of video game development in the Southeast and showcases the developers and studios selected to participate in the Indie Game Arcade, open Friday and Saturday at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Judges will give awards to games in a variety […]

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