JWALTON.MEDIA is the games publishing hub of Jonathan Walton, an educator, researcher, and independent game designer.

Jonathan Walton is a Katzin Scholar and PhD candidate in Communication at UC San Diego, following a previous career in Asian security and human rights policy. His current research investigates the ethics of projects that use playfulness as a framework for soliciting and channeling participation.

Designing, publishing, and editing games under the name “J. Walton,” Jonathan is influenced by a number of game design traditions and communities, including Game Chef, Golden Cobra, IndieCade, Fabricated Realities, GoPlay NW, GameStorm, The Forge, Story Games, Knife Fight, JiffyCon, SG Boston, SG Seattle, jeepform, freeform larp, Italian indie games communities, and many others.